The Tiny Chocolate Man

The Tiny Chocolate Man

This is the tale of a small man made out of chocolate. It is not clear where he comes from or how he came to be. A normal sized, non-chocolate person offers to love and take care of him. At first it seems a tempting offer but he can’t help but feel that the answer to his existence is out there somewhere. He turns on the extended hand of friendship, exploiting their trust, and flees. The poem is told from the perspective of the human who only wants a companion in this cold cold world. It’s desperately sad.

The Tiny Chocolate Man

I took a tiny chocolate man and set him on the ground
The raptors and the antelope were startled at the sound
The tiny chocolate man then screamed and raised his chocolate arm
I gently touched his hand and said ‘I’ll do to you no harm’

He seemed quite moved to hear these words and said as much to me
He told me that the everglades were where he’d like to be
He mugged me for my compass, then he set sail to Japan
And with a tear I watched him go, the tiny chocolate man

Perhaps he went on to have a successful career in television?

Perhaps he went on to have a successful career in television?

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