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No Warmth In The Kitchen

Loose are the oven mitts that covered mama's hands. Cold are her rustic pots and pans. Stained are the pages of her favorite cookbook. Lull hangs her ladle on its metal hook. Hiding on the ceiling is the once dancing steam of beef stroganoff's sour cream. Silent is the spatula that served family guests. Quietly the food processor rests. Daddy can only cook up a sweat, and I'm too young to read a recipe yet. There's no warmth in the kitchen since mama's decease. These objects are resting, but not in grease.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 3/11/2014 2:52:00 PM
Beautiful poem. I can feel air of loss and void hanging around that kitchen. perfect title. // congrats on win. // paul
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Date: 3/11/2014 10:20:00 AM
A really touching one.
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Date: 3/10/2014 5:57:00 AM
Very Wonderful write. Congrats on the win, juliet
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Date: 3/10/2014 1:55:00 AM
nice Juliet, awesome win. ~ Love ~ SKAT
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Date: 3/9/2014 6:11:00 PM
You make couplets dance.. Huge Win!
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Date: 3/9/2014 4:41:00 PM
- A wonderful poem posted for Giorgio A.V. contest - "Impress me with a small poem III" - Congratulations on your win, Juliet !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/3/2014 10:06:00 AM
Hi Juliet (again), "No Warmth in the Kitchen" reminded me of a poem I wrote "Dishes and Cloths" Nice outcome for the poem you never entered. Might have won. love, Kathy
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 3/5/2014 6:09:00 PM
Thanks, Kathy. I have trouble reading directions correctly. I was for a contest about a household item. Mine was many. Oops. I'll check out your poem.
Date: 3/3/2014 8:47:00 AM
This poem makes me hungry for more Juliet ! 7 my best, chuck
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 3/5/2014 6:24:00 PM
Thanks, Chuck!
Date: 2/27/2014 8:32:00 AM
Dear Juliet - Fabulous. Portrays the feeling of emptiness so vividly without a single spokent word of how much you miss her. love, Kathy
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 3/2/2014 10:37:00 PM
My reply doesn't make sense, sorry.
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 3/2/2014 10:36:00 PM
Thanks, Kathy. My mom is still with us, loosely inspired to write this by a contest I never entered.
Date: 2/26/2014 8:02:00 PM
ohhh, so sad. The title says it all, Juliet. She must have been so wonderful and not just in the kitchen! In all your lives.
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 3/2/2014 10:34:00 PM
Thanks for your sympathy, Andrea. I probably should have mentioned this is fiction, but my mom is quite the cook. Thanks for your review.