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is officially here, and life as a Pezhead is as good as
is good in part because this past month, my Pez collection
grew considerably. It started out in full force when I found
the US release of the Magic Pez at Toys R Us. I then picked
up some more packs of Pez cards at another store. I now
have seven packs in total and am keeping them in a binder.
I never thought I'd be a card collector after giving up
baseball cards as a kid, but leave it to Pez to bring it
all back home.
a few hot tips from the Pez message board (www.pezcommunity.com)
led to some more Pez finds. First, I was able to find the
three flavors of Pez lip balm (you heard me, Pez lip balm)
at Claire's, a store found in most major shopping malls
geared towards preteen girls. As I am not a preteen girl,
I am not a frequent shopper at that particular store. But
for Pez there's always an exception. The Pez message board
also indirectly led me to the Columbus, Indiana Wal-Mart
and the new Crystal Bugz set (an adventure described in
one of the poems of this very issue).
is also good because this issue of Pezhead Monthly
marks the second annual Pez Poetry Slam. Pez Poetry is one
of the few features which has been in every issue of Pezhead
Monthly thus far, and there's good reason for that.
Poetry is one of the best forms of written expression, and
with Pez it just seems to come naturally. And not only for
me; I am also proud of the many people who took the time
to contribute their Pez poetry to this issue. The issue
also features the Pez Almost-Quote, bound to amaze, confuse,
and/or stupefy tens, if not millions.
again for reading Pezhead Monthly, and enjoy the
2003 Pez Poetry Slam. And remember, contributions are not
only welcome for the Pez Poetry Slam, but also year-round
for all other issues.
care, and see you next month.
Editor, Pezhead Monthly
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year has passed since the first
annual Pez Poetry Slam, and I knew as soon as
that issue of Pezhead Monthly was put together
that the second Pez Poetry Slam was something to look
think you'll agree, too, that the 2003 Pez Poetry
Slam was well worth the wait. This year we have more
poems, more contributors, and a more diverse array
of Pez Poetry than any previous issue of Pezhead
Monthly. It speaks to the joy and wonder of Pez
that so many have chosen to share their words, and
I thank all who have taken the time to contribute
Pez pens are helpful in creating Pez
Poetry, as well as a Slam thereof.
further ado, it is my honor and pleasure to introduce the
2003 Pez Poetry Slam.
Diverse Yet United
By Colin Phipps
Some stems are dull, others are bright,
All have a weight that is quite light.
Some are ghoulish, others are cute,
All dispense delicious fruit.
Some are kind, others are mean,
All have soul, but none have spleen
By Sarah Tanton
I am one
one body with many faces
yet always offering my true self
look behind my face
and see that which lies inside
the sweet inner goodness
always ready to make you happy
to bring you joy
independent of the face
By Joe Durrant
In the woods and no one hears,
Then does it dispense?
Dispensers of PEZ
By Lauren McNiven
all have feet
though can't ride a bike
dispense special surprises
Their candy's sweet
like fruity pie
tilt their head
I do not lie
AND CANDY COMES!
like a magician's show
PEZ are our friends
not our foe
yum yum PEZ
By Joe Durrant
There once was a Pezhead named Spencer
Who only collected dispensers.
He would say "No, thanks"
To Pez clocks and banks,
For licensed Pez just made him tenser.
By John Fote
it is quite dandy,
This little piece of candy.
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