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The Masticator

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The Masticator

Some folks like food that’s smooth to touch their lips; which does not come in chunks or crunchy sticks. They take their tea in leisurely small sips or eat ice cream with lots of tiny licks. I rarely ask for smoothies or for yogurt, for puddings or for bland and jiggling jello. I much prefer the entrees to dessert and something hearty over something mellow. To salty, crunchy foods I gravitate: popcorn and potato chips and nachos, and on my plate some food to masticate: pasta, pizza, burgers, fries or tacos. A large hot soup can soothe my appetite if served with lots of crackers I can BITE! For the Teenager Entertainment Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 11/5/2013 11:01:00 AM

    Food , hot , cold, sweet, salty everything wants to enter this mouth. Not having much luck this month on the diet -did not lose any but at least stayed the same as last month. Have weigh in a couple of weeks so have to try extra hard to drop more. Tempting bites on this poem. love phyl

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 9:22:00 PM

    So Petal, you're a biter, never took you to be a sucker anyway lol, I'm a chunky cruncher myself. Good luck in the contest. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 9:03:00 PM

    I guess I'm just lazy, but I prefer soft food. I'll have a marshmallow but you're welcome to a toffee. Same enjoyment but more effort to get down. Lovely poetry, Andrea. Good luck in the contest, my friend. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 9:38:00 AM

    i like this, andrea! very well said, indeed! i agree with you except for ice cream, which i couldn't live without. ~ by the way, i read about the david rakoff book and waited a long time to get hold of a library copy. i HIGHLY recommend it - it's amazing!!!

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 3:30:00 PM

    You're a foodie! I knew there was something about you that I liked. Delightful poem!

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 11:39:00 AM

    so clever Andrea, glad i can visit, especially these awesome poems...

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 10:52:00 AM

    Andrea - prestidigitator with words, master of the Sonnet. This one is right up my proverbial old alley. I love Mexican food. I have so few teeth left, though, that I eat a lot of soft food. Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 8:35:00 AM

    Just loved the tactile allusions in the first 2 verses! GO Andie! as to the critters in the haiku/ish examples it matters not Andie what matters is that the poets grasp the difference between SHOW and TELL ;) Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 8:13:00 AM

    No squishy foods for me either. I just let it be, especially if it's broccoli. Jack

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 7:18:00 AM

    interestingly beautifulpiece

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 12:40:00 AM

    That gave me quite some appetite, good poem... Love Ellie

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 11:51:00 PM

    Great poem on food Andrea!Enjoyed very much.

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 6:45:00 PM

    A girl after my own heart! A great poem, Andrea - good luck! :)

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 1:31:00 PM

    Sounds like a lot of calories - I try hard with that but am not always successful. A tasty read - indeed! Glad you liked "Rising Tide". There is a mayoralty race going on in New York and it looks strongly like the Democrat will win. I just about always vote. In fact my mother once ran for office - she lost. No fun losing at anything - poetry included. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 11:48:00 AM

    great poem from one of the great poet here on PS :) Good luck in the contest friend Andrea. have a nice day ;) hugs

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 3:01:00 AM

    This is a great entry dear and im willing to share in all those yummies..I love popcorn and nachos..I do sacrifice time to brisk walking and treadmill just so i can enjoy my food : )..We re so alike dear andrea : )

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 9:46:00 PM

    Eat up grrrrrll. :)

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 6:16:00 PM

    I like your sonnet and entry... good luck Andrea... Linda

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 12:51:00 PM

    what a clever fun write...I enjoyed your write as much as I enjoy most the foods you speak of...good luck in the contest!

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 11:34:00 AM

    What a witty poem. I love it. Great write!

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 9:26:00 AM

    Beautiful teenager entertainment poem worded beautifully. Good luck in the contest. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 8:53:00 AM

    Love it---does anyone have more fun than you with poems?!

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 7:46:00 AM

    Can never eat jawbreakers cause I'm not like that. Can drink a soda in 10 seconds- or used to.

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 7:18:00 AM

    Reads like a winner to me..Enjoyed reading this one today..Teens are a different species..Thanks for the visits to my page..I don't know where I left off commenting and I am way behind..Sara

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 6:38:00 AM

    I have to admit that title sure piqued my interest, I surely wondered what you could be talking about when you brought up a masticator! But I kinda figured that what you wrote about is what I expected! I loved what you have written here my friend! What a ingenious piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 6:30:00 AM

    Yummy!!! Girl, you can make a poem out of anything, and it is such fun to read all of it. okay, for me, its tons of smoothies AND popcorn and nachos and everything crunchy:) Good luck with the contest.

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 6:21:00 AM

    Certainly gives you something to chew on while pondering life's small questions..... like....where is my cell ph and have you played the latest Halo game online yet! =P Good luck Andrea =)

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 1:42:00 AM

    Enjoyed this spicy piece Andrea; I hope it does good in the teenager contest wishing you all the best Joe..)