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Herring Heroes

A poem by Beverly Stock.

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The kipper rich, the herring poor,

English breakfast esprit de corps,

Classy kippers some call salmon,

Same fish, for elite consumption.


Preparations can be fickle,

Cold-smoked, salted, or quick pickle,

Kipper, salmon or a herring,

Far, far from the Straits of Bering.


It’s Herring Heroes that give their all-

A split and gutted overhaul!

Eggs and herring are then combined

So English Breakfasts are served on time.



Beverly Stock is an American poet who delights in creating poetry that asks big questions about small moments, and inspires readers to revisit the little memories we so often overlook. Her work has been published by The Society of Classical Poets, The Chained Muse, Persimmon Tree, and LightenUp-Online, in the UK. Visit BeverlyStockPoetry.com and BeverlyStockPoetry on Facebook.

Herring Heroes

© 2021 Beverly Stock

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