Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

Diet Coke

John Smith Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Diet Coke which was written by poet John Smith. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by John Smith

Best John Smith Poems

+ Fav Poet

Diet Coke

Sweet things don't always cloy.  
The rainbow comes and goes 
and lovely is the rose.  
But few drinks bring me joy 

and the taste I favor, 
that Splenda in the glass,
that dance of bubbly gas.  
Ahhh...Diet Coke; savour.  

* Credit Wm Wordsworth's 'Intimations of Immortality' 
   and Andrea Dietrich's 'A Favorite Soda.'  
   Yes, I know; there's no Splenda in Diet Coke.  
   So, poetic license I invoke.  

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 1/1/2012 10:42:00 PM
    Good wording and rhyming in this witty piece. Coca-Cola did produce a brand of Diet Coke that contained Splenda. If it is no longer in the store, perhaps the company discontinued production.

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 5:37:00 PM
    ok, i am so barfin' now but will admit to an addiction to diet coke twenty years ago. sweet things don't always cloy and cloying things aren't always sweet, namaste~N

  1. Date: 10/31/2011 12:47:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this but don't really enjoy Splenda in the glass..Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work..Your presence at my poems is encouraging..Sara

  1. Date: 10/30/2011 1:10:00 AM
    Just rereading it. Yes, I love that splenda in the glass line!!

  1. Date: 10/27/2011 2:41:00 PM
    Welll...what is the sweetener in it then, YOU? ha ha. I was wondering who would chose are the one! I think it is still the number one diet drink. Fun to read your dance of bubbly gas, JOhn. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 10/25/2011 8:03:00 AM
    LOL, witty piece, John

  1. Date: 10/25/2011 12:19:00 AM
    Ahhhhh, refreshing!!! Glad you felt inspired to write of Diet Coke. (pepsi and Dr. Pepper are also great!) Sweet poem! (btw, what is YOUR idea of eroticism then? I think maybe only a woman understands its meaning. haha)