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Best Food Poems

Below are the all-time best Food poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of food poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Food Inglorious Food
Be it known as convenience food, junk food or munchies;
whether spicy, melt-in-your-mouth soft, or crunchy,
food, inglorious food, seduces with ease
and ensnares with the emptiest of...

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Categories: food,
Form: Couplet

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...

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Categories: food, health, scary,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Just Desserts
I was at my favorite restaurant and I'd had a lovely meal,
if I finished all my food then a pudding was the deal
I’d relished every...

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Categories: food, funny, humorous, rude,
Form: Rhyme
If You Weren't Such a Nut Meg
She had so many chances
     Yet she kept muffin it up
Butter intentions were good
     Just not much...

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Categories: food, fun, humor, words,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Nana's Hands
Through the years they worked their spells
     From drawers and cupboards, taking things
       That through...

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Categories: appreciation, food, grandchild, grandmother,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Pointing To The Problems

Beat down with legal fees
Tied up with taxes;
Tripped up with mortgages;
Ripped off with student loans
Insulted with insurance
Telephone updates.

Out of...

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Categories: food, earth day, emotions, fish,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poem Ingredients
Many ingredients bake writing inspiration.
This recipe combines a stirring sensation:  

Heaps of desires never realized
as marinated in teary sore eyes;
Quantities of wide open spaces

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Categories: desire, food, how i
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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

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Categories: faith, food, thank you
Form: Lyric
Date Night (and the day after)
Opening line from "Highway Five Love Poem" by Ruth L. Schwartz

This is a love poem for all the tomatoes
I squished to make our Date-Night spaghetti.

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© Erin Moss  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: food, lost love, sad,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member I got a letter from the devil
(Hello, my sweet friend!)

Speaks in unknown tongues 
Nevertheless it will consume
Ask for food, 
A sweet drink 
The hunger and thirst are real
It's pitchfork aims at...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: food, anger, anxiety, character, dark,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Share Not
When I go out to dinner,
I do not want to share.
I don’t care what is on your plate;
I don’t want to compare.

I scan the menu...

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Categories: food, me,
Form: Rhyme
One ice cream sundae
Swirled with whipped cream and a cherry on the top
Sitting temptingly in a tall glass
But you were out of reach
I could see...

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Categories: food, longing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Footling Around In the Kitchen
Adventurous Asparagus


All over the Stove


Don’t let Pa Find This


Brother Got the Macaroni He Wanted


The Hostess Treat that Hid in the Pantry Corner


Oops! Leftovers...

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Categories: food, humorous,
Form: Footle
Hunger in the Cradle
Written May '85 when I was 14

It's truly a shame in our day and time
that a child goes hungry: it should be a crime.
We say...

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Categories: food, angst, child, death, emotions,
Form: Rhyme
Sweet Dixie
A land unto its own as old as dirt
Condemned by voguish northern state of mind
This realm you'd be hard-pressed to disconcert
Though his'try would prefer it...

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Categories: beautiful, deep, food, happiness,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member One Life
There have been those who said,                   ...

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Categories: food, green, home, jobs,
Form: Narrative
They said how she ate was absurd;
A "Fatso", they called her she heard,
And ever since then
That poor, baby wren
Just pecked at her food like a...

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© Jesse Rowe  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bird, food, funny,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Culinary Sonnet
Figs stuffed with proscuitto and mascarpone cheese,
a plate of bacon wrapped scallops and pineapple.
French onion soup is bound to please
or garlic steamed mussels with which...

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Categories: food,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member My Hero
I hear them say,                                          ...

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Categories: food, snow, war,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Walnuts and Peanuts
The walnuts and peanuts
Both squirrels and birds 
Enjoy these different nuts
Chipmunks eat both nuts
There is always a battle 
for food

Squirrels chase the birds away
There is...

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Categories: food, winter,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member From Young to Old
The story of life from young to old is the same old story told over and over.
We start out and end in diapers.
We start out...

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Categories: age, baby, cry, food,
Form: Free verse
I’m Cajun scallion, and spicy blue cheese.
I’m avocado lime, and Greek yogurt ranch.
I’m sesame ginger, and balsamic vinaigrette.
She hasn’t had the best of me yet.


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Categories: food, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member A Bag of Popcorn
They ask me why I’m so happy
Asking me, if I just won a prize
I replied, well I reckon I did
Today is a wonderful surprise

When you...

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Categories: food, happiness, introspection, life,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Death by Chocolate
Sandy was a chocoholic,
The worst I've ever seen!
If she didn't eat some daily,
She'd become crazy mean!

It didn't matter what kind it was,
Ice cream, cake, pie...

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Categories: chocolate, death, food, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member STAMINA

Nowhere near a force of nature
Challenging a source of nature

Building with the will to...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: food, addiction, birth, blessing, body,
Form: Couplet