Lyric Food Poems | Lyric Poems About Food

These Lyric Food poems are examples of Lyric poems about Food. These are the best examples of Lyric Food poems written by international PoetrySoup poets

If you don't find the poem you want here, try our incredible, super duper, all-knowing, advanced poem search engine.

The poem(s) are below...

Details | Lyric |

Thank You For This Bounty, God

Thank you for this bounty, God
that you give to me
for grain that grows within the field
and fruit upon the tree
Thank you for the little seeds
that in the spring are sown
and with your gifts of sun and rain
have through the summer grown
Thank you for the farmers, Lord
and bless them for their toil
as now they gather in the fall
this bounty from your soil

This was inspired by Brian Strands' Harvest Hymn Contest, which I unfortunately missed 
but I wanted to share it with you today and dedicate it to Brian for the inspiration and 
support he gives to us here at the Soup.  RG

Copyright © Robin L. Gass | Year Posted 2009

Details | Lyric |

Food for thought - with Chris Green

Lyrics start 0.05 - timed to the music

Pack your bags dear, there’s a Croc near And he’s creeping, through the night With his eye on - on our old stead dear And it appears - we’re within his sight You know when that Croc smiles - shows his teeth dear Concrete jungles start to spread Whips the grass from right under their feet dear Scams now filling, each word he’s said What no scruples you ask, well he ain’t got’em you should know Seeks locations both, far and wide Look he’s sneaking - sneaking down the alley Is there no - place - left to hide Another Archway, off the highway down the road Golden handshakes, don’t go the mile Men in black suits they make it all happen dear Sanguine red soon, turns into bile With our kids dear – it’s the buzz 'we gotta go' Family meeting place, just come on down Try these milk shakes - they're just like the real thing And these burgers, the best in town Bet you a fiver - oh that bun is barely fresh Kids now falling sick - while their doctors frown Green backs talking – they don’t give a nickel Have our bags packed ‘Cause the Croc is Look out Sneaky Croc is Sneaky Croc’s back Back in town EPILOGUE Oh these outlets they keep spreading far and wide In a hurry, they just can’t wait Food so tasty, don’t you wonder ‘bout it all No time to ponder it’ll make you late Good old family name – so familiar dear Look out folks for, deceit and lies Another archway - around the corner Now that Croc is stopping by Look out OLD Croc is back
Footnote: On our recent visit to Japan I noticed the proliferation of Fast Food outlets. It is such a pity to see a country that was once so fastidious with their traditionally healthy diets and that of their kids, changing their lifestyle and falling prey to corporate fast food giants. Even the kids are now embracing this way of life. It’s sad to see traditional food outlets also losing their livelihood as the trend takes over. Acknowledgement: My deepest appreciation to Chris Green on agreeing to spare some of his wonderful talent and collaborating with me to bring you this arrangement. Thank you so much Chris. Copyright © Maria Williams & Chris Green | 3 June 2017

Copyright © Maria Williams | Year Posted 2017

Details | Lyric |

I'm in the Mood for Food

I’m in the mood for food
since I began this diet!
And if you too would try it,
you would be craving food!

Eating at a buffet
surely would send me reeling.
Oh, for that blissful feeling!
I’m in the mood for food.

Asking myself if ever
pizza could be my friend?
Good sense though tells me never.
Salads and fruit!  They never end.

With my bad attitude,
I’ll never learn my lesson.
Always I’ll be confessin’
I’m in the mood for food!

Written Oct. 9, 2016 for John Hamilton's "Write me a song" Poetry Contest
Sing to the tune of "I’m in the Mood for Love" written by Eddie Jefferson, a tune sung by over fifty artists (see lyrics below)

I'm in the mood for love
Simply because you're near me.
Funny, but when you're near me
I'm in the mood for love.

Heaven is in your eyes
Bright as the stars we're under
Oh! Is it any wonder
I'm in the mood for love?

Why stop to think of whether
This little dream might fade?
We've put our hearts together
Now we are one, I'm not afraid!

If there's a cloud above
If it should rain we'll let it
But for tonight, forget it!
I'm in the mood for love

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2016

Details | Lyric |


Do you know exactly how to eat and Oreo,
Well to do it you,
You unscrew it.....very fast.
'Cause a kid will eat the middle of an Oreo first;
And save the chocolate cookie outside for last.

Daisy Yant
Sing Me A Jingle Contest

Copyright © Daisy Marie Yant | Year Posted 2015

Details | Lyric |

Jolly Time Popcorn

Golly, Miss Molly, let's pop us some yummy Fill up your tummy, with Jolly- time popcorn ! Let's pop up a batch of some Jolly-Time fun! A party will start when the Jolly-Time's done ! Golly, by gum, does your microwave hum? As each kernel pops, it will dance like a drum ! An old family favorite, is as easy as that! Poppity-hoppity! Rat-a- tat- tat ! Let's pop up a batch of some Jolly-Time fun! Fill up your tummies, and eat something yummy A party will start when the Jolly-Time's done ! Buttered or not, ..always barrels of fun Kettle or plain, let's all eat it while hot ! Some like it plain, or some caramel on top Healthy to eat, and wholesome, in fact Six pack, or ten pack, and flavored to reign No other brand can make such a claim Count on the fun, and our company's name Let's grab some drinks and a movie or more A Jolly-Time's your nearest store !!
__________________________________________________________ 5/31/15 For The Contest: "Sing Me A Jingle" Sponsored by Lyric Man

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2015

Details | Lyric |

Hot Fudge Sundae

Drizzled chocolate ~
On a scoop of melting ice cream
Melting from the heat
Of delicious decadence
She brings the crisp color
Of his cream to it’s full splendour 
Atop his ivory mound
Is her exotic resting place
Gooey dribbles ~
Curve into fantastic erotica
Cooled into a perfect pose
Down vanilla slopes.

Copyright © Tammy Armstrong | Year Posted 2006

Details | Lyric |

On Eating

There’s a grinding in everyone’s mouth. 
Something cacophonous and discordant
That resonates perfection.
It sounds like continents in your throat
Villages of little fluorescent bulbs,
Branding stories on your tongue
And crunching into you
Until you become the philosopher of the world.

Copyright © Alexandra Espeset | Year Posted 2013

Details | Concrete |


          By Dane Smith-Johnsen
                   The Harvest                                                                               V   E    
               E        Tradition:     * Prunes                                                                    G     
          N                        Long      *Pecans                                                                 G    
      O                              Long       *Peaches                                                             I     
    ^         WE SING            Ago         *Plums and Pears                                              E
   ^            JOYFULLY            Man        *String Beans Green Beans and Lima Beans  S 
  ^               UNTO              Would        *Carrots Potatoes Wheat Rye Rice and Corn
 The              THEE                 FILL        *Strawberries Blueberries Raspberries 
Cornucopia                                a         *Walnuts Chestnuts and Brazil Nuts
The Horn of Plenty                    goat's     *Apricots Apples and Almonds    
A horn shaped BASKET-           horn        *Onions Oats and Oranges        
Every year its rims will flow      over       *Pomegranates Cherries   
At harvest time-                      its       *Lemons and Limes 
 It overflows profusely           rim       * Persimmons 
  WITH bounty!               WITH:       * Dewberries
     A vast abundance of food         * Bananas   
         Celebrating harvest          * Paw Paw       
             Great Prosperity.     * Figs
                   THANK YOU GOD!

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
August 9, 2009
For Brian Strand's Harvest Contest

Copyright © Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen | Year Posted 2009

Details | Lyric |

Whale Meat Again

All aboard this ship of fools,
all aboard she's sailing,
all aboard this ship of fools,
for we are going a' whaling.

From the harbour our course we keep,
for the distant Antarctic water,
to find the leviathans of the deep,
and begin our bloody slaughter.

All aboard this ship of fools,
all aboard she's sailing,
all aboard this ship of fools,
for we are going a' whaling.

We say there is a scientific need,
to study these magnificent beings
we harpoon them, and watch them bleed,
as before our ship they're fleeing.

All aboard this ship of fools,
all aboard she's sailing,
all aboard this ship of fools,
for we are going a' whaling.

And still our leaders, they entreat
that we do this for the good of science,
but really it is for their meat,
that we kill these gentle giants

All aboard this ship of fools,
all aboard she's sailing,
all aboard this ship of fools,
for we are going a' whaling.

Copyright © Tom Higgins | Year Posted 2012

Details | Lyric |

Pork And Kraut---Good Luck Meal

If it were not for the pork and black eyed peas
My husband would not be eating this meal with me
I love my pork and sauerkraut for our New Year good 
luck meal
Hubbie hates kraut and would take bad luck that is
just the way he feels
I will have the kraut and him the black eyed peas
Then he will share in the good luck meal with me

Copyright © Carol Sunshine Brown | Year Posted 2011

Details | Lyric |


Looking for British starches,
wanting a "TAKE AWAY?"
Walk past those "ARCHES,"
no 'BIG MAC" for today.

A lovely 'TOAD IN THE HOLE,"
will "GOBSMACK" your soul,
and you'll never go nutty,
with a "BACON BUTTY."

So let's enjoy the "GRUB,"
while here in the "PUB"
and those from "YONKERS,"
can still go "BONKERS."


Stop messing about with "HAGGIS" and "GHERKINS,"
here lovely "FAGGOTS" go tongue and cheek.
Without "BANGERS & MASH" we'd all be quirking,
if "SPOTTED DICK" could only "BUBBLE and SQUEEK!"

for the write me a pub song contest

copyright: John Trusty 5/9/2013

Copyright © John Trusty | Year Posted 2013

Details | Rhyme |

The Twilight Moor

Gazing out upon dusky barren moor,
Where gray grass grasps the air
Finding no purchase but sad allure
Straight stalks elapse their endless despair.

Teased by tales of golden reach
Tricked by gales, whose song they preach.

Redtail’s velvet wings breach the sky,
Maroon lips who kiss the grass
Stirring the song, its desperate sigh
Catching the words, her beak of crystal glass

Behind her, midnight shadow draws
Fells her beauty with unseen charcoal paws

Scarlet tears dampen the earth below
Nurture the roots held by dusty truth
Finally, the wind, gray grass’ will bestow
The hawk once, now the fountain of youth.

Litany of silence reigns in dusky glare,
Each blade bowed in mournful prayer.

Copyright © Avery Swarthout | Year Posted 2015

Details | Lyric |

Eat The Rainbow

If you want to grow up big and strong,
Listen here, you won't go wrong.
If you want to grow, grow, grow,
Choose all the colors from the rainbow.

We never get enough of green--
Here's the kinds of foods I mean:
Grapes, avocados, lettuce, cabbage, green beans, spinach, 
lentils, kiwis, honeydew melons,peas, bell peppers...

If you want to grow, grow, grow,
Choose yellow from the rainbow.
bananas, lemons, golden apples, summer squash, butter, yellow peppers, ...

If you want to grow, grow, grow,
Choose orange from the rainbow.
Cheeses, carrots, mangoes, cantaloups, apricots, peaches, pumpkins, oranges...

If you want to grow, grow, grow,
Choose red from the rainbow. 
Strawberries, cherries, tomatoes, meats, raspberries, 
grapes, watermelons, apples, plums, 
 red peppers, radishes, beets, ...

If you want to grow, grow, grow,
Choose purple and blue from the rainbow.
Grapes, cabbage, plums, eggplant, blueberries, ...

If you want to grow, grow, grow,
Choose brown from the rainbow.
Meat, potatoes, pears, coconuts, nuts, whole-grain breads ...

If you want to grow, grow, grow,
Choose white from the rainbow.
Eggs, cheese, parsnips, fish, onions, milk, yogurt, 


The greater the variety,
The healthier you'll always be.
Meat, eggs and dairies
grains, fruits, and veggies.
To wash them down there's nothing better
Than big glasses of water.

Copyright © Mark J. Halliday | Year Posted 2014

Details | Lyric |

Empty Tables

there are empty tables
many empty tables
in this country
and in this 

I sit
and I look at one of them
and wonder
if anyone else feels the way 
I do

when their child tells them
they are hungry
and you have 
no food to give 

and then your child cries
and then you cry
and then they cry 
some more
and then you cry

until finally
you both
just go to bed 
living with a hunger
that does not ever sleep

© Christine A Kysely All Rights Reserved
(December 8th, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin USA)

Copyright © christine a kysely | Year Posted 2011

Details | Lyric |


Soooooo.... this is just a random song I made up, inspired by a wacky dream I had...which was inspired by the Undertale game. I've been obsessed with one of the characters who really guessed it.... Spaghetti! 


A one, a two, A ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR!-

Mettah couple creepers today,
A scary flower and a silly ghostay,
But all was bettah when I stopped at a table,
I couldn’t ree-sist, I wasn’t able
Cause there it was,
Right in the way~
A platter of the best spag heh heh taaaaaaaaaaayyyyy

Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
Frozen and ready!
Someone's made it just for mee heeeeeeeee
Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
I loveah good spaghetti!
Especially with a lottsah meeee-heaaat

Met a couple skellies today,
They told me that my voice was kinda prettay
I didn’t believe um but they seemed so sincere
I think that they had one too many ah beer!
Must go well with this pasta delish!
I might takah lick right off the dish! (really....? :/) 

Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
Luke-warm and ready!
Someone's made it just for meee heeeeeeee (PARMESAN CHEESE!)
Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
I love a good spaghetti!
Especially with a lottsah meeee heaaat


Turn up the music, 
Strike up the band!!!!
Hell, these monsters got the beat of the land!
Make way for THE chef!
The Great Papyrus, high def!
Clear the floors,
Open the doors!!!
Cause there's always always always ROOM FOR MORE

(Key change!!!!)

Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
Frozen and ready!
Someone's made it just for mee heeeeeeeee(random gospel lady: HALLELUJAAAAAH!)
Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
I loveah good spaghetti!
Especially with a lottsah meeee-heaaat

(One more time now!)

Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
Lukewarm and ready!
Someone's made it just for mee heeeeeeeee (HEARTBURN!---HURRAY!!!)
Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
I loveah good spaghetti!
Especially with a lottsah meeee-heaaat

Especially with lottsaaahhhh……MEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAT


: D

Copyright © Laura Breidenthal | Year Posted 2016

Details | Lyric |

The Gardener's Song

There’s no greater spiritual healing,	
Than planting vegetable seedlings,
And feeling living soil on your hands.
You might get tired from aerating,
Watering, weeding, and cultivating.
A kind of love that’s hard to understand.

There’s just no better money investments	
Than organic compost soil amendments,
To improve the structure of your tilth.
Add to that mycorrhizal fungus—
Watch your fruit flourish in abundance,
And feast upon your fresh garden wealth.

To make your garden more prosperous
Dig in some nitrogen, phosphorous,
And potassium rich amendments;
Sulfur, calcium, magnesium
Copper, manganese, molybdenum,
Zinc, iron, boron-- trace elements.

Don’t just plant flowers to please your eyes;
Attract honeybees and butterflies
To pollinate those vegetable blooms.
Whether you’ve got sand, silt, clay or loam;
A garden’s the best part of your home—
Make your gardens your favorite rooms.

Soil’s beneath your fingernails.
Green stains are on your hands.
Your face is weathered by the sun,
And manure’s on your pants.
You might look like a redneck,
But whatever your background…
There’s just nothing that tastes better
Than what you grew from the ground.

Copyright © Mark J. Halliday | Year Posted 2016

Details | Lyric |

If History Was Food

< Plato liked his full
Ceaser liked his salad
And Molotov had a burning desire for cocktails
And of cause Wellington was upper crust
But who do you think had to pay for all this
Monet of cause
But the face of Helen of Troy looked as if she had

Copyright © Michael Ward | Year Posted 2014

Details | Lyric |

The Hunger Drug

I can't remember
when I ate 
my last meal
How many weeks ago was it?

I cannot recall

or even what it was 
that I had to eat
Turkey I think
on Thanksgiving

Yes, it was Turkey

A turkey 
that some 
generous person
to the food pantry
that they gave to me

that generous person know?
Do they know?
That it would be
my only meal

for days and weeks
on end

probably not

and so I wanted 
to write these words
to tell them
“Thank You”

that they made 
a difference 
in my life

that I 
and my children
did not 
have to go to bed

three weeks ago
on Thanksgiving
and it was wonderful

I am trying to remember
what that 
felt like

© Christine A Kysely All Rights Reserved
(December 8th, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin USA)

Copyright © christine a kysely | Year Posted 2011

Details | Lyric |

Magic Beans

European-style elegance
Meets modern ingenuity
Where stools too high to sit in welcome tired feet in flip flops
Near the tourist bookstore
Standing just across the street
In tasteful jingles ~
Creaking through the heavy door
The ordinary becomes more.

Voices rise over carafe’s,
Through Musak in the old café
Where egg-shell mugs are neatly stacked below a chalkboard menu.
And in-between glossy lacquers
A ritual of life endures ~
With whipped cream topping
And a dash of chocolate sprinkles.

Copyright © Tammy Armstrong | Year Posted 2006

Details | Lyric |

If History Was Food Part 2

If history was food part 2

Copyright © Michael Ward | Year Posted 2014

Details | Lyric |

Irish Girl Love Song

Don't love an Irish girl.
She's gonna do you wrong.
She's a hard hearted woman
and she won't stay home.
I got some Irish blood
in my family tree.
But I wouldn't love an Irish girl
For the life of me.

I ain't no leprechan,
but I'm on the run
cause a hard hearted Irish girl
wanted me for fun.
I lived on Irish stew
it was six days old,
cause she wasn't home long enough
to warm it. I ate it cold.
© ron wilson aka ron arbuthnot
aka vee bdosa the doylestown poet

Copyright © Vee Bdosa | Year Posted 2015

Details | Lyric |


Oh McDonald's You’re the happy death of me Your sweet, creamy chocolate covered Dip vanilla ice-cream cones are the best Oh McDonald's You’re the happy death of me That Big Mac With double beef patties Double cheese Lettuce, pickles, onions Mingled with special recipe sauce On a sesame seed bun Just melts in my mouth For a yummy, happy tummy Oh McDonald's You’re the happy death of me Those Golden scrunches crisp French fries Just jumps out at me And say,“Eat Me” Those Golden arches are my roads sign For all my satisfying needs 6/4/2015 Contest Name: Sing Me.. A JINGLE! Sponsor: Lyric Man

Copyright © Eve Roper | Year Posted 2015

Details | Lyric |

12 days Of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas 
My true love sent to me
Twelve extra pounds
Eleven lots of will power
Ten ways to cook tofu
Nine work out cd’s
Eight health warnings
Seven ryvita biscuits
Six types of muesli
My five a day
Four calorie counters
Three sets of scales
Two low fat yoghurts
And one new diet for me

Owen Yeates

Copyright © Owen Yeates | Year Posted 2012

Details | Lyric |

The WONDER of Bread

The WONDER of Bread

you can
butter it
toast it
spam it
jam it
roll it
in a ball
green egg
and ham it
slather it with
anything  that
can be spread
but you can’t
make a sandwich
without bread.

John G. Lawless

submitted to – Sing Me..A Jingle! – Poetry Contest
sponsor – Lyric Man

Copyright © John lawless | Year Posted 2015

Details | Lyric |


You promised me a burger and a cup of tea But you broke you solemn promise to me No burger van as far as the eye can see My aching tum was in dire need you see Oh woe, oh woe, oh woe is me You promised me a burger for my tea Succulent meat, caramelised onions and fries Why oh why did I fall for those lies My mouth was watering at the very idea … No burger van, I cried many a bitter tear It’s grounds for divorce for you promised me A succulent burger and a cup of tea 1st June 2015 Background info – last week we went to a 2 day blues festival - my hubby had the most wonderful burger from a van. We were going back the next day – I said I would make a picnic so we could sit in the sun outside and listen to the music on the stage in the gardens – he said don't bother with the picnic we will have a burger and a cup of tea…. The van didn’t show up

Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2015

Details | Lyric |

It's My Birthday, It is Your Birthday

It’s My Birthday

It’s my birthday…  I look out the window there is no one for me owe so, owe so lonely poor me . 

It’s my  birthday…  you surprise me, with a Barber-Q grill  with a cooler that chills with a grin we show white grills.

Happy Birthday… it’s my Birthday I am still waiting,  it   is almost the end of my the day, just waiting on you to wish me a happy birthday which, well make my day. 

It’s my birthday…you do not remember that day, can we go out for we can remember that day?

It’s my birthday… I can share it or alone, some share it with a twin, or with a friend and the ones who stay to the ends like a good friend.

It my birthday…  its looks like another day to me I just need someone or something to comfort with me a room full of women and with hand full men, a juice in cup, juice in glass, with a sweet lady and grill on cut grass that may make every day feel like my birthday, with a touch of class. 
It’s your birthday… it’s your birthday you should all-ways win on your birthday, if do not have a mate you sneak and go on second party date form those who may player hate.  
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday!  it comes and go, I see you come through, looking out my window with a hand full company that is what a party really should need, yes it’s sweet, sweet with music and sweet with treats or  it must be the money, or food, or brinks, or just me.

Poetry 7/7/12 by author Keith Kadell

Copyright © Keith Relf | Year Posted 2012

Details | Lyric |


A twist and a turn
Then you eat the cream;
You take the chocolate cookie
And dip in ice cream.

Put some milk in a glass
Take a dip,
Then take that cookie over your lip.
Chew it up and put it down your tongue.
Look out stomach!! Here it comes.
Well just in case you don't know;
That's exactly how to eat an Oreo.

Penned for contest 6/4/2015 3:57 p.m.  
Sponsored by Lyric Man

Copyright © Daisy Marie Yant | Year Posted 2015

Details | Lyric |





Just another Warrenpiece

Copyright © Warren Dickman | Year Posted 2016

Details | Rhyme |

Gerkey's Jerky

There's a teacher named Gerkey. He sells lots of jerky. If you won't pay, he'll send you away, and you won't get jerky form Gerkey.

Copyright © Ryan Vaterlaus | Year Posted 2011

Details | Lyric |


the red wine of

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2007