Nowhere near a force of nature
Challenging a source of nature
Building with the will to survive
A small measurement for those who strive
Lessons when it comes to strength
Multiplying the time found in length
Stop and learn the sound of weakness
Hard to find when one is relentless
Improving in a mental task
The answers are found when we ask
Stamina mania, you and I
To perform bravely in all we do
pump for long
yet never strong
Learn when ideas seem to fail
The wrong action is to bail
Thinking, thinking what could it be
Will not solve the problem between you and me
Practice is the best energy
Memorize it-- stamina will come naturally
Copyright © SKAT A | Year Posted 2010
"Oodles of Joy"
In the morning of everyday i
I make a food that's really
Crunch'em, rip'em, and pour'em out
As saliva pools form in my
Put it in the mic for just about
Impatiently watching those
beautiful noodles waiting for
When the time Is up
I Pop it open and take them out
And start shoving "Oodle's of
Noodles" into my mouth.
Copyright © Khalil Franklin | Year Posted 2013
Tumble, crumble cornmeal, salted flour
Stream olive oil
Feed water and toasty yeast with sugar
Crinkle, rumple, crease, and fold
Smooth a silky, doughy globe.
Cover, leave the orb to grow
Keep baby warm
Wrap with snug and swaddling towel
Linger, loiter, wait and proof
Sing a sunny, happy tune.
Overturn the ball on flour
Dust a wooden pin
Feed heart and conscience with honey
Rotate, flatten, compress, admire
Make a downy, level sphere.
Bridge the stretchy bread to pan
Curl edges like leaves
Swirl and ladle a coat of tomato
Thick, chunky, bright, and red
Sway to kitchen melody.
Peppers, onions, olives, chokes
Sausage for some
Rain down the mozzarella and Swiss
Turn and toss, precipitate
Drizzle a snowy blend.
Push the pie into a hot cathedral
Pray for happiness
Think about joy and contentment
Pause, watch, patience, serenity
This journey bakes the future.
Copyright © 2016 Tess Harvester
Copyright © Tess Harvester | Year Posted 2016
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
I love the way it looks,
Glistening and steaming on the stove
The way it smells,
Giving color to aroma
To taste it?
Oh! Gift from above!
Chocolate, cherry, apple, lime
Love 'em all—if only time
If I see a slice,
I'll want to smell it
When I get the scent,
I'll most assuredly want a bite
And if I taste,
I'll spoil my supper
It would be best for me to keep my nose in a book
And never ever enter the kitchen for a look
Copyright © Sean Rackley | Year Posted 2015
Why can’t I have the chocolate one
I want more
She took my cookie
Hers is bigger than mine
I want to trade
That’s not fair
Thank you for the cookie
I love you
Thanks for all you do for me
I am satisfied
This is good
I am loved
Written By Deborah Finneran :) 2013
Copyright © Deborah Finneran | Year Posted 2013
(There was roast chicken too with potatoes and cheese, though in the picture not seen! Before the shot it had been gobbled up...)
A table laid and baskets heap'd,
Sheltered in the deep scented darkness of the trees;
The wild strawberries picked ripe in the elven woods,
Jam in the pots delicious sweet.
Wine's enchanted icy cold, tumblers filled up to the brim,
Been touched with specks of gold, poured from a bubbling spring.
At the foot of the hills, and dressed in black,
I stood there still, and a few yellow'd leaves.
Rising against the wind, a rose bloom twirls in the breeze;
Sends her perfume to the silver greens,
And to the far corners of the vale.
Under the lids, dripping dew from twigs, I watch
The rolling mist that hides her face,
And the forsaken wedding feast.
A shadow falls on her heart.
Beneath the tall oak her secret bed,
The flower simply drops to the earth,
And there it goes to sleep.
As the distant music, and the autumn wind from hills;
Fall into a hush, the final notes recede.
For Giorgio AV's : Ekphrasis Contest 01
Copyright © gautami phookan | Year Posted 2015
Your hidden precious smiles
that selectively rain on my face
as water from heavens above
as drips from underground cisterns
the silver touch of your fingers
that paint secrets sensitivities on me
the face full of pleasure-shines
are delicious food for my heart
and drink for my hungry spirit
these secrets I tell no living soul
or else someone works his way
through cracks and holes
Copyright © Solomon Ochwo-Oburu | Year Posted 2017
It’s good to get together as friends and confreres
like in table fellowship or religious convocation
and then, enjoy the company of each other’s culture
as Italians, Colombians, Filipinos or Brazilians.
The day after Easter Sunday adds another occasion
for us Scalabrinians to be reunited at this point in time
sharing the gifts of food, life, humor and relationship
with a space for fraternity, some updates and good wishes.
Truly, it shows the spirit of oneness and fraternal fellowship
sharing the commonality of our commitmment to faith
as brothers in Christ and members of our Founder’s order,
the religious congregation that cares for migrant people.
There’s much to do and plan for what we aim to materialize
in today’s world where migration poses a huge issue
like a salad bowl with mozzarella, tomato and olive oil
a metaphor for migration that deals with human cultures.
Described in the Bible as a growing missionary virtue
hospitality as a key to open one’s heart in this journey
With fearlessness and confidence, it’s a major issue
depicting the picture of global movements raised in action.
Our days of darkness, our bickering confreres in places –
where community life matters and features one’s emptiness
in dealing with one another in our quest for human and divine.
it’s indeed a challenge and will always be a test of faith, thus far.
This helps us understand through our setbacks, pains and joys,
with friends around and those who share with us many times
those sacred stories of being called to worship God and be present
especially in the Eucharist that nourishes our souls to be whole.
Copyright © mark escobar | Year Posted 2012
Satiated by you, your love, your love making, I sigh with contentment…no longer hungry…My mouth still savoring the flavors of love….I run the tip of my tongue over your lips to catch the last remnants of my dessert…..Satiated I am, my love. Satiated to my inner core…Satiated by feasting on you!
Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2013
Be assertive before you indulge
like Chinese Sweet and Sour.
'Tis a fling?
Or a zesty,
full blown love affair?
It has an after taste that never goes away.
2015 © A. Juman -The "said" poet
Type In (A. Juman) For A relaxing and astonishing moment with all my POEMS
Copyright © A. Juman | Year Posted 2015
Along with Jesus' discourse as the Bread of Life,
bears a powerful meaning of his divinity.
It's a metaphor with spiritual truth,
that identifies himself as food for our souls.
As a sign of his broken body and his shed blood;
the inner call reflects to abide in him.
We partake of the meal, a sacred meal,
to make us one with him, abiding in the Lord Jesus Christ.
What an experience of joy to receive him!
with a great deal of gratitude and reflection.
It's a spiritual fulfillment, a source of strength
that enables one to sustain his life amid struggles.
The Eucharist we celebrate each day
draws us to believe that there's hope.
As a spiritual food that makes us grow,
we're hopeful to embrace life and start anew.
Copyright © mark escobar | Year Posted 2012
Resting stop-atop docile table;
it is cold inside of this garage.
Loneliness is my plague that stalks me as if predator.
Collection builds up, forming microscopic mountains; silica dusting this deserted land.
The cat's meow buzzes by (like) bee's knees.
Littered boxes spread throughout this eternity.
Pest crop dust; Lenting out its withdrawn hand-
Fast becomes famine, as fly begins to take on a grotesque new liking.
Feasting on the very own discreet of our misunderstanding.
One foot steps in front of the other.
Two closed mouths’ match locked by four open hands.
Shoe, you shoe less fast crop dust pest!
Mad brother cows’ bully posted mothers'.
Eyes lose color as lifeless humanities’ remains…,
Antique actions result in this defaulted character.
Litter shoe box, deserted by its own shoe.
Shoe you, shoeless litter box of dust crop mad cow pest.
Copyright © Ir0nic ZiNk | Year Posted 2016
Food we enjoy so much
is a heap of polished clay
boiled in saucepans of soot
for mouth to swallow safely
and stomach to receive well
to poison every blood stream
and make the body plumb
loaded with lovely diabetes
for doctors to earn income
Copyright © Solomon Ochwo-Oburu | Year Posted 2017
What is love without sacrifice
Ship without rudder, soup without spice
Date: 14 / 11 / 2016
Contest: Any theme Crystalline
Sponsor: Rick Parise
Copyright © Tamal Kundu | Year Posted 2016
The internet is an imperfect science
Putting to test, our steadfast alliance
And while it's far from flawless, too
This "Poetry Soup" is one tasty stew
Slow-cooked, spicy, and savvy-laced
Rife with flavors, (just add to taste)
Seasoned with wit and whimsy, wry
The best that poetic license can buy
Discerning palates will find a repast
With poetic relish from every caste
Prose to chew on, served and plated
Ensuring all hungers are aptly sated
Be it sweet or sour or piquant zest
With rhyming fare, we'll do our best
Lyrics and ballads and sonnets galore
Banquets of verse from table-to-floor
Oh, how bitter, our melancholy blurts
Yet finer than fine, our just desserts
So give us a taste, I think you'll agree
That "Poetry Soup" is a bowl of esprit
And should we run shy on poetic cream
Don't fret, there's no limit ...
Just what we can dream!
Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2017
we're heating his milk-
with his mettle under fire-
see the scum on top-
Copyright © Richard Olson | Year Posted 2017
Sweet jelly roll;
Humm!! Taste so, so good;
That I would like to have you with
Ice cold glass of milk;
Maybe even pour in some Nestle Quik;
I'm a wondering;
Would you be good with grapes?
I am salivating and craving;
Good old, chocolate cake;
Yum, yum you'd be good;
I would like to have you
An Ice cold glass of milk;
But don't tell mommy now;
Cause I haven't finish my dinner, wow
When you throw away the vegetables;
Your stomach more happy;
When you eat the things that taste good;
Your stomach is happy;
When you miss a few nutrients???
How bout' putting some chocolate on that broccoli;
How bout' pouring some warm chesses on the collar flower;
How bout' putting some peanut-butter and jelly on liver;
That's the only way I'm gonna eat it???
What's really for dinner?
written words by James Edward Lee Sr.
Copyright © James Edward Lee Sr. | Year Posted 2017
Dripping words so sugary,
light and fluffy insincerity
Laying it on drizzling thick
with a butter knife tongue
Caramel verbal plums ... yum-yum
You got red cherry cheeks,
dispensing vanilla frosting tasty speech
Blowing out mint bubblicious charm
when you start cinnamon chewing your gums
Sweet Alabama apple pie breath,
full of caloric ingratiating death
Syrupy vowels not good for my financial health
Always got something
Cheshire cheesecake slick up your consonant sleeve,
a box of squiggly ... messy, gummy worm candy
A plate piled up high with excessive flattery,
anybody with Ray Charles eyes they can see
A bunch of chocolate covered marshmallow baloney,
suspicious cooking superfluous activity
All designed to thoroughly impress me,
and infiltrate my personal treasury
But I ain’t falling for the fake pastry bake,
zero doughnuts is what your pockets ate
All yours plans fell flat ... smack dab
in the middle of an upside down devil cake
Copyright © Freddie Robinson Jr. | Year Posted 2017