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The Cook and His Dish

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Below is the poem entitled The Cook and His Dish which was written by poet Flora Mae Gudez. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Cook and His Dish

Pity her as she cried 
On the floor, ragged, she lied
She's covered with odd bruises
And hell things on mind cruises

She was there left alone
Mourning for help at home.
Hungry and parched she was,
Hoping someone would pass

“Click! Click!”, the door knob sounds
At last someone’s around.
Who’s there? Who could that be?
At last! She will be free!

But it widened her eyes
Scared and again she cried
‘Twas a man who appeared
Went to her and she feared.

He touched her hair and said
“Hush! Hush! Just go to bed
Stay quite, don’t be a heck!”
And kissed her on the neck.

Poor girl, she just abide
To the man whom she feared
“Why is he doing this?
I’m his daughter, why’s this?”

In the bedroom they were;
Father started kissing her.
Poor lil girl can’t defy
If she speak up, she’ll die.

“Oh my Lord, please help me,
I can’t take it, save me.”
Said her mind as tears flowed
Grieving in pain; she moaned.

Then suddenly she smiled
From what she heard outside.
A sudden hope in her eyes gleamed
From something she perceived.


She heard her mother’s voice
"I'll be saved" she rejoiced
“A miracle for me
Lord replied to my plea.”

And the door opened
Mother saw what happened
Shocked and startled she was
Then screamed for help, at last!

Mother bellowed and slapped him
Outraged and said to him
“She is your daughter!
Why did you rape her?”

Then neighbors came
Naked -- poor girl was ashamed
Dazed and shaken they were
Staring at poor girl and her father.

Then two cops came along
Grabbed the father for his wrong
He panicked and dreaded
Denied all he acted

Livid and offended 
Lil girl stood and stated
“Oh yes, that man raped me,
Not just once but many times.” 

Then her father uttered
“My dish is my daughter.
I’m the one who made her,
So I should also taste her.”

Wretched from what she heard
She spoke not a single word
Woeful and quite, she sniveled
Suddenly collapsed and fell

At last poor girl’s now free
From nightmare and agony
Yes she has a father
But she’s his dish not his daughter.

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  1. Date: 7/27/2014 5:51:00 PM
    Flora, This happens to be an excellent poem, to have featured on the poetry soup's home page. Congratulations, enjoy having your poem featured this week. Always ~ LINDA ~

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 7:55:00 AM
    A poem that is very relevant with so many gang rapes and children being sold as slaves to the sex industry. Incest has been around for far too long it takes guts to handle such an issue but you did it and have handled it very sensitively. .Very good work.

    Gudez Avatar Flora Mae Gudez
    Date: 1/30/2014 10:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank u Darren :)
  1. Date: 9/29/2013 4:51:00 PM
    Your poem's subject rape shocked me. Did this happen to you and it inspired you to write a poem about it or did it happen to a family member or to a friend?

    Gudez Avatar Flora Mae Gudez
    Date: 10/1/2013 2:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    it happened to my friend's friend.
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 6:30:00 PM
    Flora, Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT .

    Gudez Avatar Flora Mae Gudez
    Date: 9/26/2013 1:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm glad that you like my first poem in poetry soup, though at first I'm a bit unsure if this would be nice to read because poetry soup has great poets, but reading your comment makes me feel more confident. I really like to make friends with great poets like you. I really do.
  1. Date: 9/21/2013 9:44:00 AM
    Welcome to P-Soup, Flora ! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours. - My first greeting to you from Norway / / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 7:04:00 AM
    Flora -A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 6:35:00 AM
    aww thank u. actually, this poem was based on a true story. It's the story of my friend's friend who was raped by her father. The line “My dish is my daughter. I’m the one who made her, So I should also taste her.” is real..the father really uttered that.

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 5:13:00 AM
    Hi Flora, Empathetic narrative, a little sad but yet understandable.. Ken

    Gudez Avatar Flora Mae Gudez
    Date: 9/21/2013 8:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    aww thank u. actually, this poem was based on a true story. It's the story of my friend's friend who was raped by her father. The line “My dish is my daughter. I’m the one who made her, So I should also taste her.” is real..the father really uttered that.