Oh side-dish that tastes like sweet potato pie;
that elicits anticipation of delight and makes me sigh.
Some guests look at you and simply try to ignore
not knowing or understanding how much I adore
your simplicity. I smile with glee
knowing what they pass up means more for me.
Thank goodness you've no marshmallows on top
or stick of butter or other glop
that ruins the best of Thanksgiving flavor.
Your maple syrup and pecans give much to savor.
Now, a poet I'm not. This is meant to seem droll.
Hopefully it gets to you try Streuseled Sweet Potato Casserole.
Happy Thanksgiving! Merry Christmas!