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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 Disposable Wisdom
Each day Annie Lesley opened a can
Her eighty-six-year-old hands trembling
As she sat with her cat and ate pet food
What is wrong with this elder’s rendering?

Pride...

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Categories: food, age, cat, endurance, life, wisdom, world
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Big Girls do Cry
They expected her to be the jolly fun one.
The one   w e a r i n g   a smile on her...

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Categories: food, courage, freedom, growth, moving on,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member KING ARTHUR - A collaboration with Darren White
He is the king of words and poets alike
Assay as you may, this man you won’t smite
His armour sparkles in night or day
Defending those too...

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© White Wolf  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: food, art, friend, friendship,
Form: Couplet
Midnight Poet
Whisper's of October  

Whispers in this soup bowl
20 minutes after its muse explodes,
Daylight remains nothing more than a dream 
Warding off the howling sound...

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Categories: food, addiction, character, devotion, identity, october, poets,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dreams of India
Dreams of India

Her music haunts me
in such a knowing way
it makes me weep
and causes my heart to ache.

I become homesick for her
scents, her sounds, her...

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Categories: food, beauty, culture, desire, dream, hindi, longing,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Please, Pull Up a Chair
I’d like you to bring me a dinner for two -
A serving for me and a serving for you.
I’ll order up something that we two...

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Categories: food, fun,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Where Gladiators Fought
Part I

Where gladiators fought for life,
we meet to fight for love
The constellations in the Roman night sky,
celestial spectators, bathe the Colosseum
in the white blood of...

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Categories: food, passion, places,
Form: Epic
Premium Member THE MISSIONARY AND THE BUM


There once was a bum. He 
was the neighborhood drunk. 
He had a unkempt demeanor. 
His salt and pepper hair had not 
been washed in...

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© Alexis Y.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: food, faith, friendship, love,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Passion in Black and White - Erotic Verse
POTD 7th Mar 2018

I trust you like the music video clip which enhances the poem

Like dark molten honey caressing her tongue
and soul food for taste...

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Categories: food, romantic, sensual, sexy,
Form: Narrative
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 Just Desserts
I was at my favourite 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
Premium Member The Narwhal Song
~The Narwhal Beckons Before Dawn~

   If I could sing a song,
   It wouldn't be just any song.
   I would...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: food, abuse, character, dance, deep, nature, sea,
Form: Alliteration
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, love,
Form: Rhyme
Pretty Poet
Where Have All The Pretty Poets Gone? 

A real poet are you, charismatic over everything you serve
Showcasing, a rainbow that folds the perfect world wide...

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Categories: food, angel, how i feel, mentor, people,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Love Sleeps, Never Dies
An old man
A Grumpy bitter old man
Bitter face
Red nose
Wrinkled beady eyes
Scruffy clothes his best attire

Life has not been kind
So his bitter words bite those around
He...

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Categories: food, angel, beauty, child, hope, solitude,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member In Celebration of Mothers
I celebrate wonderful mothers 
who always put the needs 
of their children first,
the single mothers who 
especially must sacrifice 
to help their children survive 
and...

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Categories: food, celebration, dedication, mothers day,
Form: Free verse
DayDreamer
"The Dream Manipulator"

A wish upon the stars I see
Magical moments with sweet surrenders
Embrace the twinkle notes
My lid slip into an everlasting feel~  In trance,...

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Categories: food, adventure, fantasy,
Form: Free verse
The Peephole that is the Moon
An infinite door of midnight blue;
glowing peephole that is the moon.
Dare I look before turned to dust?
Yes, dear friend, I surely must.

In the midst, a...

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Categories: food, faith, god, heaven, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member He Touched Me
Do you know what it is like to be an untouchable?
To be so filthy and disgusting
That people shrink away from you
Do you know how it...

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Categories: food, miracle,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member AFRICAN ANTHOLOGY
walking gracefully  ~
with a pendulum movement
a herd of giraffes   ~

the mass migration
crocodiles at the river
food for the taking

gazelles are running  ~
a...

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Categories: food, africa, animal, nature, water,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Never Enough

Why does the voiceless canary stare so bleakly?
Why do the sullen grey clouds desert a sombre sky?
As the ugly black smog blots out the valiant...

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Categories: food, environment, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Two Pairs of Shoes
Two pairs of shoes beside the bed.
Mine are tiny, his large instead.

His are steel toed, sandals are mine.
His dull and dark, but mine have shine.

Opposites...

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Categories: food, love, sleep,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Little Owl and the Wolf
A snowy owl sat on her nest
   while tending to her brood;
her mate flew out upon a quest 
   to gather...

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Categories: food, friendship,
Form: Personification
Counting Seconds-The Rewrite

i sit lonely. 

the crowded restaurant is thick with sound 

i pick away at it 

moving back into the stagnant silence 
of my own comfort

the...

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Categories: food, mental illness,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Jesus was Turkish
A strange claim
Of a man of passion
Of kindness
He said
Let the children come to me
For what man would refuse the smile
The innocence of a child
He parted...

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Categories: food, age, animal, bible, inspirational, introspection, poems,
Form: Free verse