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On this day in 1898 Will Kellogg invented Cornflakes, jings how much simpler life must have been with only one type of breakfast cereal to choose from instead of the swathes which confront us on the shelves these days. Here is a sad poem about breakfast time.

Kelloggs Cornflakes

Photo from Flickr

 

Breakfast

He poured the coffee
Into the cup
He poured the milk
Into the cup of coffee
He added the sugar
To the coffee and milk
He stirred it
With a teaspoon
He drank the coffee
And put back the cup
Without speaking to me
He lit a cigarette
He blew some rings
With the smoke
He flicked the ashes
Into the ashtray
Without speaking to me
Without looking at me
He got up
He put his hat
On his head
He put on
His raincoat
Because it was raining
He went out
Into the rain
Without a word
Without looking at me
And I
I took my head
In my hands
And I wept

By Jacques Prevert

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