Sunday, February 18, 2018

Writing Poetry


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I tried to write a poem of candy 
But not just plain candy
Chocolate bonbon words
So soft, smooth, sweet
Delectable, delightful, delicious
Like eating a smile
Then becoming one
Becoming one

Then I looked at my suffering crazy world
I tried to write words of bitter medicine
Not an ointment or pill
But foul tasting
Dark liquid
That burns as it oozes 
Down sick throats
That need to swallow
What's good for us

I found I have no recipe
For certainty of words
Now I wish I could just write
Jumbled words of dark and light
A casserole of comfort 
Made from mystifying spicy layers
Of scrumptious or unappetizing flavors
Consumed by those hungry
For the taste of peace



(For Poets United.)

18 comments:

  1. A casserole of comfort for those hungry for peace. Exactly. You have found the perfect words, my friend.

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  2. I love how you weave the words with food, especially...

    'Delectable, delightful, delicious
    Like eating a smile'

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  3. Sadly there are two types of people on Earth those that love money and power and those that love peace and happiness. I know the ones that like casseroles!

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  4. I'll take that last serving "to go" please.
    "...For the taste of peace".

    ZQ

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  5. Made from mystifying spicy layers
    Of scrumptious or unappetizing flavors
    Consumed by those hungry
    For the taste of peace

    Some decisions will impact adversely and are unpalatable to their agenda that the peace agenda get sidelined.

    Hank

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  6. I have no recipe for certainty of words either. We do need a casserole of comfort, but where oh where will it be found?

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  7. I wish you could find the recipe for that casserole of comfort, to feed those who are hungry for a taste of peace.May it someday be so...

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  8. Wonderful wordplay in this. An inspired and unique 'take' on life's uncertainty. An awesome piece of writing, Myrna.

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  9. Wow. It just got better and better from line to line. My favourite from you so far

    Muchđź’–love

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  10. great piece of writing!
    now the problem is, even with a recipe, the dish may turn out all differently.

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  11. The right words are mental and spiritual comfort food.

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  12. OK I am very superficial so I am going for the chocolate bon bon delectable delightful and delicious . I don't necessarily want to become one but I would like one permanently ,on tap,with conditions (no talking)...just eye candy:)

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  13. You speak of a recipe, worth it's weight in gold. If we don't know what it is, or how to get it, how will we every get it? "Peace" is so illusive?

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  14. That was fun! I especially love the last stanza that brought it all together like a cherry on top.

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  15. Sometimes when we try to write, the words have their way with us, instead of us having our way with them. Did that happen as you wrote this poem?

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  16. It rings very true. I love the taste motif.

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  17. I wonder often about why poets write--about why I do it--thoughty piece!

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  18. I'd love to join you for that casserole!

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