Today’s National Poetry Writing Month prompt is to rewrite a famous poem. I didn’t really rewrite a poem, but I did use William Carlos Williams’ “This Is Just To Say” as a jumping off point for today’s found diary poem.

April 8, 1945: We Had a Lot Of

roast beef
mashed potatoes
gravy
pork and beans

baked beans
potato salads
noodles and chicken
macaroni and meat

homemade butter
buns
cream
coffee

pies of
pineapple, apple
raisin, plum
mince

and

several kinds of cakes

Circle of Jacob van Es Still Life with Meat Pies, a Roast Fowl, Olives, Capers and Strawberries

Circle of Jacob van Es (circa 1596–1666) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

April 8, 1945