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Tamale Poems

Tamale Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of tamale poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for tamale.

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A Floating Market on the River
Floating  Market on the River

A Thailand tradition 
Large sun umbrellas 
And boat roofs or hoods
And Asian conical hats
A bucket of cracked brown egg shells 

A grandma quickly whips up 
Egg, oyster and fresh, crisp bean sprout
In rice flour batter

Raw...Read More
Categories: tamale, fishing, food, garden, money, people, river, water,
Form: Free verse



Who We Are part 1
After Chican@ Literature 100

First of all, you are not going to find this stuff at the mall, sitting on a shelf next to a t-shirt that says, “I only look illegal”. There is no magic potion from the curandera to...Read More
Categories: tamale, america, faith, pride, racism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sexy as sexy can be
She was as sexy as sexy can be
   Body undulating like the sea
Hips gyrating at the speed of sound
   Billowing breasts holding gawkers spellbound

Legs as shapely as candy canes
   Inviting as a decanter of...Read More
Categories: tamale, art, humorous, sexy,
Form: Light Verse
Who am I
I am that I am

I am the way to your long forgotten dreams
I have been visited by so many people before you
And shall continue to get visitors after you
I am no home to you so think me not as one

I...Read More
Categories: tamale, education, graduation, riddle, school, success, wisdom, work,
Form: Verse
A Plentitude of Pies
Alber’s Tamale Pie, Australian Meat Pie, Apple Pie, Amish Country Strawberry Pie,  
Bacon Pie, Bean Pie, Boston Cream Pie, Butterfinger Pie, Banana Cream Pie, Blueberry Pie, 
Chicken Pot Pie, Crunchy Carmel Apple Pie, Chocolate Chip Pie, Chocolate Pudding Pie,
Date...Read More
Categories: tamale, food,
Form: ABC



Premium Member The REAL Food Song - My Passion
Potato chip, I love you up,
my darling little buttercup.

A cup! A Reese’s chocolate one
with peanut butter. Oh, what fun!

What fun is time with nacho chips;
delightful cheese to tease my lips.

My lips around a hamburger,
with onion rings my heart to stir.

Stir...Read More
Categories: tamale, food, i love you, love, me,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member LO LO-LI TA

LO LO-LI TA
GLAD TO ME-ET YA
YOU TINY YOUTHFULL THING
MY FA JITA 

SPICY AND SWEET 
WITH A TOUCH OF SMART
YOU LEAVE YOUR MARK 
ON YOUR CANVAS 
AND OUR HEART

LO LO 
LO LO 
YOU ARE MY 
HOT TAMALE 
COMBO 
COMBO.
R
R


NOT LO LO...Read More
Categories: tamale, love,
Form: Light Verse
It's Great To Be Alive!
Tamera liked to run in the cold, on a whim she stopped by Woolworth and bought a package 
of hot tamale candies to eat after her run.  She loved having a reward for everything.  
Wearing her golden sweatpants...Read More
Categories: tamale, adventure, fantasy, happiness, health, hope, life, passion,
Form: Prose Poetry
Hot Tamale
Hot Tamale
     By Dane Smith-Johnsen

Man from 
Guatemala,
Educator-
Hot tamale.
Lessons learned
Adoration churned.
Another’s love
A young heart burned.
From darkest fear,
You drew love near.
Esteem encroached.
By promises cloaked.
Straightforward.
Real.  Life had zeal.
It was a huge ordeal.
Living had been.
Battered by sin
Until that day,
You...Read More
Categories: tamale, friendship, life, loveme,
Form: Rhyme