Sugary drinks and decadent sweet desserts
indulgent chocolate and crumbling cookies
lavish ice cream - refreshing on summer days
entice my senses - craving more and more
nectarous delights of luscious nirvana
tantalize my taste buds calming my soul
Kiss of death - having a sweet tooth
ignorantly naive to the damage it causes
lusting forbidden vices that were devoured
life is never the same when diagnosed diabetic
erratic disease can be hereditary - constantly
reminded by how my mother suffers from it
22 November 2015
A Vice You Love - Poetry Contest by Rob Carmack
In diabetes, rising blood sugar acts like a poison. The World Health Organization estimate that over 382 million people worldwide including 3.2 million people in the UK have diabetes.
Diabetes is often called the silent killer because of its easy-to-miss symptoms.
Diabetes affects 24 million people in the U.S., but only 18 million know they have it. About 90% of those people have type 2 diabetes.
Having a blood test will reveal if you have diabetes. I would highly recommend it.
Copyright © Silent One | Year Posted 2015
C hocolate Candy Emmmm what a treat.
H as sweet ingredients that can't be beat.
O h what delight to put in our mouth and eat.
C hocolate a passionate lovers sweet. (
O nly the lonely will not eat this meat. (
L overs who Love chocolate will find this neat. ^
A ll chocolate will cause lovers to stay in heat. & &
T ake your time and savor this candy. % %
E ach one of you knows it makes you randy. @@@@@
K issing with chocolate covered lips is bliss.
I n your mouth each tongue will entwine with a kiss.
S o get yourself some chocolate today.
S weet chocolate candy will help you to play!
Copyright © Marty Owens | Year Posted 2010
Hungrier than a wolf pack hunkering down the hill
A lpha teen male footballers share microwaving kill
Meat tonight they smell and enough to go around
Burgers make them happy and they munch with humming sounds
Under meat they peek to see if pickles thrill the palate
Grudgingly they toss the greens that try to pose as salad
Eating is a joy-- onion ketchup mustard gourmet mess
Running down their faces is a combination guess.
Copyright © Victoria Anderson-Throop | Year Posted 2014
S imple delight!
T asty, smooth and luxurious
R ipened red berries, bursting with flavor
A lways appetizing, a taste bud teaser
W ild or store-bought, berries fresh, tart!
B eyond dreamy, out of this world
E legant or informal setting, a hit every time
R ich creamy flavor, healthy too!
R eady in seconds can be served any time
I ce cold, is the only way to go
E nticing, nutritious, every body friendly
S econd helping, your choice, can be just fine!
A t the peak of spring into summer
N o doubt perfect in all seasons
D own right unpretentious, very inviting!
C reamy soft, silky, almost sinful
R olling across your tongue
E ach spoon followed by another
A mazing, cool sweet, summer desert
M outh-watering, Strawberries and Cream!
Copyright © Annalise a.k.a. Audrey Haick | Year Posted 2010
there once was a bear
who lived in belair
he owned a red hen
who made eggs for his kin
then one time like most bears do
the bear got hungery
and ate the red hen
and her last eggs of ten
with a gulp and a swallow
down went the hen
now there was no hen to lay eggs for his kin.
Copyright © brandy wassam | Year Posted 2014
Cookies are addictive!
OoOoH! Here's one to snatch!
Okay...where's the chocolate chips?
Kraving too many of these treats
I want some now! But...I might get beeefy...
Every bite is mouthwatering, soft and crisp
Should I take another cookie?
Copyright © J. W. Earnings | Year Posted 2013
Warrior Poet, newest nom de plume for Mark Halliday
An American citizen, gained a taste for living abroad as a LDS missionary.
Retired in 2007 as a Staff Sergeant from the US Army (20 years service);
Really preferred assignments in Germany over Macedonia and Iraq.
Instrumentalist, he learned to plays (in order): piano, flute, synthesizer,
Organ, guitar, fife, keyboards, acoustic and electric and bass guitars.
Reads a lot, mostly military science fiction novels. Loved Marvel Comics.
Prior studied French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Serbo-Croatian;
Only writes lyrics and poetry though in English and French to Nelly (Mrs H).
Enjoys cooking stroganoff, lasagna, choucroute garni, and couscous.
Trying today to get a job in France; will be flying to Paris October 12th.
20141003, Monterey Calif.
Copyright © Mark J. Halliday | Year Posted 2014
E very garden vegetable
E ntertained by man
T aste and see that it is good!
Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2012
Great food is his livelihood,
Of it he writes each day.
Upon his word others depend.
Restaurant offers best entrée,
Making much of the display.
Each chef awaits the morning news
To see what he has to say.
Copyright © Joyce Johnson | Year Posted 2013
pan sizzle.. open air
add peppers.. garlic.. snails.. beware
extra herbs.. boil to a broth
lemon squeeze on rice.. no froth
lots of beans.. hare if you wish
Aha Paella.. a tasty dish
Copyright © Patricia Sawyer | Year Posted 2012
I- In my tummy!
L- love in a shake
K- kisses of chocolate
H- heaven through a shraw
K- k, who doesn't love em'
Copyright © Gracelyn Mims | Year Posted 2012
Copyright © Sean Rackley | Year Posted 2015
Chemically: crystalline carbon compound
Commonly consumed as coffee, Coke
Choices? Consider chocolate
Craziness careens corners
Attitude and attention adjuster
Autumn afternoon activator
Ask another altruistic answerable
Folgers: fresh or frozen
Fickle frazzled frog
French fanilla (fun!)
Famous for flying
Fan for “FREEDOM!!”
Endocrine epoxic effects
I, internal igniter
In iced infusions
Imagine: ignorance imploded
Nosy noisy neighbors
Elephants eat evergreens!
Copyright © Sean Rackley | Year Posted 2015
I-nfant to be
Copyright © Vo Amour Adelle Lao | Year Posted 2014
T his is the time when we can recall
H ow the Indians and Pilgrims got together that Fall
A nd shared their bounty at a Country Ball.
N otwithstanding did they forestall,
S cenes of life later to be under a pall.
G etting along was their joyous call
I n giving thanks for the corn ~ so tall.
N ow...shops are decorated in every mall
G arishly enticing wares for one and all.
D one in a tasteful way it may be a treat
A nd remind us, as the date approaches, that we will fete.
Y et, let us not forget to thank the Lord for what we eat!
Copyright © Daniel Cwiak | Year Posted 2010
Thank you God for this bountiful
Harvest, we gather together for
Another year of cookery and devotion, to
Nourish our bodies and our souls, while
Kindred spirits convey the love, that is
Shared throughout the year, eternally
Grateful for friends and family that are near.
Incredible feast that is devoured, as the
Volume rises on the chatter, contented
In the knowledge there will be more
Nougats of sweetness on the platter, we
Gather and give thanks to God today
Dear God, we thank you for this day
And all the blessings you bestow, may
Your love and light; always guide our way
Copyright © Carmen Penchi aka Sunshine | Year Posted 2014
Once again, I ate more then one.
Returning to the stack such fun,
Examining the richness complete,
One cookie not left to eat.
Culinary flavor in every bite,
Original taste that satisfies right,
One dip in milk, rich to the core,
Keeping the history, craving more,
I am always filled with delight.
Extraordinary savor just right.
Copyright © cecil hickman | Year Posted 2006
Turkey oh turkey what can I say
Unbelievable tenderness is what we want this day
Relishing each tasty morsel with so much glee
Kindness in the air for everyone and me
Even gramps can’t growl as we bow to pray
Yes dear Lord, thank you for our blessings today
Copyright © Carmen Penchi aka Sunshine | Year Posted 2014
W inter's almost here now the apples are falling down
I n homage have the Winesap's dropped to hoary ground.
N ature nurtures honeybees with each fallen peach.
D eacons rise up home bound spirits with each sermons preached.
F rost has come and nipped the nose, given a rosy cheek
a mong the children in the rye fields, playing hide and seek.
L aughter often lingers with the pumpkins in the fields
L overs toss in high hay mounds, with thoughts of springtime yields.
Copyright © Debbie Guzzi | Year Posted 2012
Gnashing your teeth while gobbling gook
Induces a terrible state;
Bubbles of spittle froth up your words
Blending your speech and the food on your plate.
Everyone knows not to speak while chewing;
Really, it's common sense.
In spite of the need to speak out your mind,
Swallow your food first, if you'd be so kind;
Hold onto your thoughts until then.
Copyright © Tara Andre | Year Posted 2013
Polyphagia on board is forbidden and not welcome ---------- when
Everybody knows that should we ran out of food ---------- crickets
Probably will not feed us anyhow and most of us will ---------- cry
Pensive about victuals whilst starving madly. No ---------- seamen
Ever should go through famine. That's why we must ---------- stop
Relapsing into gluttony in this ship. I approve of ---------- yodeling.
Pepper spray is going to be one of the ---------- calamities
Any glutton will endure as a punishment. Thus, ---------- every
Real seafarer will chant these words now: ---------- "Bearded
Captain wants no fressing within his ship! Yes, ---------- captain!
Every single gob will ration the food. Frugality is a ---------- must!
Lashes and pepper spray those who fail shall ---------- undergo!"
Copyright © Ivo Cosentino | Year Posted 2014
C - Cream filled, jam oozing, sugary delight
A - Almost orgasmic
K - Keeps me happy thinking of
E - Endless dreamy doughnuts
Copyright © LINDA JACKSON | Year Posted 2013
Hands holding champagne
Allowing all wishes to sparkle
People dancing under Mylar balloons
Pop corn with sweet caramel
Yankees caps with silver trim
Nobody dislikes silly buffoons
Everyone can be one of them
With the New Year's party colorful hats
Yell and be extravagantly festive
Ears deafened by loud music
America celebrates in Times Square
Rome calls for peace everywhere
Entered in Carol Brown's Happy New Year Poetry Contest
Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci
Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2009
F A M I N E II
(Thousands of children, all over the world, die every day for lack of food)
© Demetrios Trifiatis
08 MAY 2013
Copyright © Demetrios Trifiatis | Year Posted 2013
Overjoyed at the prospects
Pumpkins orange and ripe
Totally ready dot the field
Intermingled with weeds
Mature ready to be eaten
Ickle one, not a few
Summer nurtured the crop
Turned the field into apricot
Iconism for his optimism
Captured in that glorious lantern
Open door to new adventure
Reaping the harvest of gratitude
Another aroma allspice in pumpkin cake
Nacarat lusciousness in nutmeg spiced pie
Gift of God and of the garden
Enjoy optimistic orange
Ickle(British) slang for little
Iconism-representation or semblance
Written: March 04, 2016
Inspired by Silent One's Contest: United Color/Optimistic Orange
Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2016
written 22nd March 2001
K is for the abundance of kisses we share
A is for your real little boyish attitude
Y is for all the yummy food you make and eat
N is for the never ending love we will forever share
E is for the endless laughter we share together
So charming and boyish
Not knowing how precious
Overwhelming and bright
Your happiness is my only light
Copyright © Denise Hopkins | Year Posted 2013
Clean cut crisp cabbage
Onion diced quite small.
Lets get the carrot grated
Engage the taste buds all.
Salad cream or mayonnaise
Lemon juice for zest.
All on top a baked potato
What a feast the best.
Copyright © ned flanders | Year Posted 2009
Having family and turkey is the sauce for the dressing.
All together giving warm wishes and especially blessing.
Prayers are the dearest thing to share even if apart.
Prayers whether said out loud or quietly in your heart.
Your spirit shared with others is a great gracious start.
Take heed of what you have been given each day that you live.
Heaven hears every word and thought that your soul does give.
Answers don’t always come the way we desire them too.
Never underestimate that they are heard above the blue.
Kingdoms of glory have no monetary goal to claim.
Spirits blessed in honor and true love has no shame.
God is here, he hears, yes he is alive though many doubt.
Insincerity of your inner peace will have no known clout.
Victory of all that will be given comes from your heartfelt soul.
Insecurity of your spirit shall defeat and buries your life’s’ goal.
Now warm your essences with peace and love for humanity.
God has set forth a plan for his glory and our life-forces eternally.
Copyright © cecil hickman | Year Posted 2011
Oh Tom, you wonderful Turkey!
Dear departing, Tom!
Each year you bring such
Tryptophan tranquility to
Our over-stimulated brains
That we welcome the stupor
Only your chemistry
Tom, you great big glorious beastie
Ready we are for the feastie
Your plucked body will bring!
Pardon our fowl
Tastes but you know that
Obama will surely pardon one of you!
Hearty appetites will be content with
A cornish game hen
~~~~~~~~~~~~ Entry for Donna Golden's Ode To A Turkey contest ~~~~~
Copyright © Sue Mason | Year Posted 2009
Coffee the staple in my world
Over the top in aroma
Finding a good cup is hard to do
Figure that one with brands a plenty
Every ounce is savored as it slowly goes down.
Coffee you indulge this wanting tongue.
Copyright © Phyllis Babcock | Year Posted 2012