On February 24th, Newark Academy celebrated its annual Chocolate Day. Among the Chocolate Day festivities was a chocolate poetry competition. Andrew Zabelo ’21 won first place, with Oliver Adelson ’21 in second! The two winners received large chocolate prizes as a reward for their poetic triumphs!
The Cocoa Curtain
Chocolate trouble was a’brew
Of cocoa countries, existed two
Whose mights were strong and flavors grew
The Milks and Darks, spread lies untrue
“Milk is best, and Dark is plain”
Or “Dark has zest, and Milk is pain”
Tensions mounting, enemies slain
Their doctrines’ efforts were in vain
Cocoa police patrolled the streets
Opposing recipes fiercely beat
Confections recalled when peace was sweet
While both world powers embraced deceit
Then came a day in ‘89
When Milks and Darks erased the line
East and West, so long confined
Rejoiced, as their sweet city recombined
Ode to Chocolate
O Chocolate and its everlasting bliss!
I sing of kit kats, hersheys, and the rest.
T’consume’s to feel consumèd by the best.
And oh, how I would be all too remiss
If I did not give praise to many Swiss
And Belgian Chocolates I admire, lest
There should exist a soul that could contest
There’re too few types to fill life’s vast abyss.
Although ‘tis true my heart will always beat
For chocolate, it may cause the beat to cease.
But nonetheless, I shall pursue the treat
And act on each desire, be it caprice,
Or love, or the result of great deceit.
May this delight go on and not surcease!