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Ingredients of Life

Sweetness and sourness of life
depends on the seasoning of emotions.
We are blessed with the gift of birth,
but our thoughts are processed
using different ingredients.

We all explore paths to euphoria,
but passengers we pass by,
sprinkle their own nourishing memories,
upon our picnic of existence.

Pain persecutes everyone,
despite the diversity of
gender, colour or faith,
but it tastes the same.

Yet love is never the same flavour.
Romantic aromas can leave bitter side effects.

Vibrations of a heart breaking,
sound the same, but some cracks are deeper,
some wounds heal quicker -
some forever remain.

Delicacy of regret is one we never forget.

It's embroidered on our tongues,
reflecting through bitter breaths,
as flashbacks echoing in dark corridors,
resemble rotting cuisine.

Our essence is simply cultivated fodder,
within a vulnerable universe,
feasting on a substance of snacks,
awaiting our best before date.

Silent One
13 August 2022

Copyright © Silent One | Year Posted 2022

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Date: 9/20/2022 10:20:00 AM

I believe that it is our destiny to cross paths with certain people in our lifetime, both the good and the bad. In the end, this truly makes us who we are... You've given the reader much to ponder on with this interesting poem. Keep up the great writing, my friend!
Date: 9/12/2022 5:40:00 AM

Such an exquisite gem, Silent One.. Really enjoyed your Masterpiece! Flowed beautifully, my friend.. Many blessings!
Date: 9/7/2022 12:41:00 AM

Creative and amazing write Silent one. ~Anna Kaianah
Date: 9/6/2022 4:30:00 AM

Upon my picnic of existence, I am glad Silent One, that you have sprinkled some of the ingredients of yours. I am glad to see you post (albeit passing through) and I wish you peace!! Belated congrats as well!! Happy Tuesday !!
Date: 9/2/2022 7:08:00 PM

SO, You have been missed by many. Your words vibrate in the air as they ring out on the page. Your delicate regret is so poignant as is this rest of this wonderful poem. Congratulations on POTD ! Love your depth of emotion and intellect. Susan :)
Date: 8/24/2022 11:46:00 AM

O Silent One How I adore the punch line! Awaiting our Best Before Date! Briiiiliant** Lovev the line before it too Feasting on a substance of snacks LOL Wonderful and perfect
Date: 8/20/2022 6:08:00 AM

Amazing write Silent One. Very well expressed. Harriet
Date: 8/18/2022 8:39:00 PM

Your poetry is amazing silent one. I am back becoming a life time member now that I am back. Take care Harriet Shea (Derena)
Date: 8/18/2022 9:09:00 AM

Bitter tastes can be left with a loved one, unintentionally, but once something nasty is said, there can be no regret, even if it was said in the heat of a moment and results in heart break for the tongue is sharp - some can heal quicker but some never! So let it be never be never, stop, think, then speak. How nice to hear from you my friend. Your visits are luminous and your writes always so humanness SO. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
Date: 8/17/2022 11:58:00 PM

A good poem. Well written.
Date: 8/16/2022 2:13:00 PM

WoW! Silent, Like always, you have penned such a well-written meaningful write. It's good to see you posting again. Congratulations on getting the poem of the day. It was well deserved. Have a nice day, my friend-Alexis
Date: 8/16/2022 11:23:00 AM

Congratulations on POTD, dear friend!
Date: 8/16/2022 7:41:00 AM

Great to see you posting again. Life can be very full and I hope you're doing well. I always enjoy your musings.
Date: 8/15/2022 1:53:00 AM

Back to say congratulations on poem of the day, well done… Belle
Date: 8/14/2022 11:27:00 PM

So many congrats dear Silent One on your POTD, so richly deserved and so lovely to see you again. I do hope all is ok SO. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/14/2022 9:31:00 PM

Back to congratulate you Silent One. Your valued Poetry is showcased once again. Come back my friend when you are ready... God be with you...
Date: 8/14/2022 6:38:00 PM

SO, congratulations on your POTD! "Twilight Aurora" 7/15/17 10481 reads and your first post is just as amazing as this gem. I noticed this under one of the poets comments and I agree with it. (Your note at the end of poem is a bit shocking to read. I never thought such things would be happening here... Seems like humans all over the world are same. education level, age, literature etc. do not bring a change in nature of man. Better ignore) Best ~Anaya
Date: 8/14/2022 5:01:00 PM

Congratulations on your deep and insightful POTD! I find your stanza beginning : "Vibrations of a heart breaking" etc., really resonate for me. Kudos! :)Paulette
Date: 8/14/2022 4:52:00 PM

Congratulations Silent One, on Poem of the Day. Your words hold depth and meaning. My best to you. ~ Brandy
Date: 8/14/2022 1:51:00 PM

Congratulations, Dear Poet, on the honour of POTD with your fascinating poem. "Pain persecutes everyone, despite the diversity of.." Love all, especially this outstanding stanza. It's wonderful to see you back! Warm wishes ~ Mala
Date: 8/14/2022 12:13:00 PM

Hello Silent One I will read your POTD. My POTD is Tent City. Congratulations on the POTD. Enjoy your day my friend. Oh I have a cat now Silent One.
Date: 8/14/2022 12:10:00 PM

I particularly like the 3d stanza. I enjoyed the metaphors and symbolism. I appreciate your creativity. Congrats on POD
Date: 8/14/2022 11:57:00 AM

Dear Silent One, is so wonderful to see your in this space! I've missed you, my inspiring friend. Congratulations for receiving POTD honors for your beautifully expressive poem. Such a rich and worthy choice! So many great lines, deep and insightful, with imagery touching the heart and stirring the senses, your poetic gift shines! "Delicacy of regret is one we never forget." -wow! So much to love there! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/14/2022 11:32:00 AM

I see this is a POTD. very deserving, S.O. I don't have as much time lately to go to the blogs, but that's nice there is a blog for you . I'll have to see it!
Date: 8/14/2022 11:24:00 AM

Congratulations on your POTD. A lovely poem to ponder.
Date: 8/14/2022 10:46:00 AM

Quite an interesting "hodgepodge" Life is, n'est-ce pas? A great choice for POTD, S O.
Date: 8/14/2022 10:31:00 AM

Congrats sweet friend. I am SO HAPPY to see you here. I've missed you so. God bless you. Love, Gina
Date: 8/14/2022 10:31:00 AM

Silent, beautiful write and congratulations on receiving a deserving POEM OF THE DAY honor, blessings ~Constance
Date: 8/14/2022 9:02:00 AM

Congratulation on your POTD win. Great to see/read your write. Love your line, "some wounds heal quicker - some forever remain." So very true. A dear friend hurt me in April. I was thinking about it when I read this wonderful write. Have a very blessed day/week.................
Date: 8/14/2022 8:41:00 AM

Congratulations on your P.O.T.D.
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