General Poetry posted September 28, 2019

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Rhymed poem about mountain in Utah that looks like candy

Big Rock Candy Mountain Tale

by CrystieCookie999

It happened long ago; a freighted train was passing by
with tons of chocolate-caramel cargo, packed and stacked up high.
It jiggled just enough, while turning 'round the mountain peak,
the cargo slipped and tumbled down. The barrels crushed to leak
a sweetly sticky mess of sauciness upon the stone,
which coated every crag and snag, that nothing else could clone.
Another car filled to the brim of ribbon candy there
fell off the tracks. The candy melted, adding hues to spare.
The locals marveled at the change and picked a better name,
and so you see the Big Rock Candy Mountain soon became
a tourist spot for chocolate buffs, or butterscotch, and more.
Someday you might come visit, then start up a candy store!
The raw materials all await. Come dig and boil and wrap.
Your customers will love a candy mountain sugar snap!

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This is a real place in the area of Richfield, Utah. It has been named Big Rock Candy Mountain by local residents since 1928. They even named a creek nearby Lemonade Springs. It has brown, orange, yellow, and white colors due to the presence of minerals. The poem, of course, is a fictional tale. For the sake of meter, 'caramel' is going to have two syllables here, and the same with 'chocolate.'
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