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Love in a Bowl

I missed the meals mama used to cook 
Her recipes were not in the cookery book 
Mama was just more of a kitchen queen 
She's the best cook we have ever seen 

Mama's Fufu with Chicken soup was my best 
The manner she cooked it was better than the rest
Her meals always nourished the spirit 
As they filled the stomach every minute 

After school she served us with spaghetti 
Mama's garnish as elegant as bugatti 
She'll serve with eggs and some salad dressing 
It was a special kind of love, very impressing 

Oh my gosh! Her meals saved me countless times 
I cannot really explain that in poetic lines
Family dinner was a time of joy and conversation 
A time of fellowship, laughter and celebrations 

She sprinkled all her meals with goodness
And carefully spooned cinnamon for sweetness 
Making dessert, bread and cakes for birthdays 
Chicken sauce and pineapple drinks on holidays 

Never was there a meal like her morning prayers
She'll spend early hours of her days in prayers 
Her heart was full of love, peace and joy 
She was our lamp, like a light in the city of Troy

Copyright © Gideon Foli | Year Posted 2020


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Date: 8/28/2020 9:48:00 PM

I related to this as I love and admire my mom's cooking a lot and I miss it as she's in another country now, I can never cook as well as her ah. Your poem is fantastic in rhyming and enjoyable yummy content. Kudos! plz pleez do read and comment my newest poem too.
Date: 5/21/2020 8:23:00 AM

A perfect recipe for goodness. Also you are assured of being reunited in the next life.
Date: 5/19/2020 4:20:00 PM

Wonderful write Gideon. I really like how you showcase your Mama and how much she meant to you. Keep up the wonderful writes. Jess
Date: 5/11/2020 9:11:00 AM

Gideon, Very nice description of mamma, the lamp of your life. And the fruits of her labor remembered and put to page for all to adore again. And also, I wonder where she has gone to knowing such joy and kindness. -Richard
Date: 5/11/2020 6:58:00 AM

no food like mammas food.... nice poem.
Date: 5/4/2020 9:37:00 AM

I enjoyed reading this one again. I am thankful to still have my mom.
Date: 5/3/2020 2:40:00 PM

Your mother must have been one amazing cook and she raised you with a prayerful soul as well. Great tribute you did for her.
Date: 5/3/2020 8:22:00 AM

Hello Gideon Foli, I do not blame you missing your mother's cooking. Did she teach you how to make one dish of food? Enjoy your day my fiend.
Date: 5/3/2020 5:07:00 AM

What a delightful dedication to your mother, Gideon, and how many lovely memories come along with it! A woman who starts off the day with prayers certainly gave you and the rest of the family a good example. Thanks to you, today I learned a new word - fufu - an African dough. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 4/30/2020 8:56:00 AM

This is a special dedication to your mom. A righteous woman is a blessing to many generations. It is a pleasure to read this poem. ;0)