Happy Meal

Happy Meal

A Poem by Roland Petrov
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I wrote this light hearted attempt at blank verse in a bar while sitting next to the garnishes.

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Tequila sunrise is my choice to start;

my taste buds woken up with orange slice.

Green muddled mint will be my salad course;

on bottom of my julep glass it waits.

Martinis make a championship main dish,

since olives are nutritious, healthy fare.

It's older fashioned cocktails for dessert;

sweet maraschino cherries are the pie.

Post dinner is my Irish coffee time,

the dairy course with shamrock on the cream.


© 2015 Roland Petrov



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a great characteristic of this site is that it has a master storyteller, a specialist in acrostics, a top romance weaver, a jokester (nudge, nudge, wink, wink!). you my friend are the number one connoisseur in the drinks department, hands down. this is by far the most apetizing meal, I've come across.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

1 Year Ago

Thanks Woody! I had to go on a diet, so I chose the liquid one. I'm actually cheating a little by ea.. read more



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I have fresh orange and lemon everyday, could I have Tequila with that? Might make me a little wobbly at the start of my day, as I'm not used to it. I always think Tequila sounds lovely though!

This is delightful Roland, you certainly know how not to be boring when it comes to food. Just think - all those millions of people out there who never touch such fine food, have the same dull chewy pizza and chips everyday! :oD

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

1 Year Ago

Of course you can put tequila in your orange juice! Add a splash of grenadine, and it's called a Teq.. read more
a great characteristic of this site is that it has a master storyteller, a specialist in acrostics, a top romance weaver, a jokester (nudge, nudge, wink, wink!). you my friend are the number one connoisseur in the drinks department, hands down. this is by far the most apetizing meal, I've come across.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

1 Year Ago

Thanks Woody! I had to go on a diet, so I chose the liquid one. I'm actually cheating a little by ea.. read more
A very happy meal indeed; a smile-bringing poem that kept throwing a new colour on the canvas with each line. With so much to choose from, I think I'm hungry!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

1 Year Ago

I was at the same bar some time after I wrote the poem, and this guy next to me was sitting next to .. read more
I came to the table expecting a meal and found liquid joy instead. This is beautifully writ, and I enjoyed it very much.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

1 Year Ago

Thanks! Now please find a poem of mine that isn't about drinking; I swear there are some!
Linda Marie Van Tassell

1 Year Ago

Three poems, and I was starting to wonder. :-)
Your word choice is so vibrant and vivid. I loved this iambic pentameter ride through the three courses! :)
Nothing to criticize. The punctuation is spot on btw..!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Well done sir. I guess you're picking a food poem from me caused me to pick the same of you. Fun piece and I like it. Very well penned.

I do have to say it gives a whole new meaning to "Happy Meal". Does it come with a gift?? A small shot glass perhaps with the name of the establishment.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

2 Years Ago

It comes with "gift" in the German sense: poison! Thanks for coming to the table. Loved your witty c.. read more
Wow, I am impressed! It reads flawlessly, and sends my imagination reeling! Much applause, Roland!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

2 Years Ago

Thanks, Kelly! Looks like your happy meal ended when the glass fell over.
ah yes, a golden corral choice of drink.....i love those maraschino cherries in an apricot stone sour...

i could taste this poem as i drank it down.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

2 Years Ago

I had a real maraschino cherry the other day; my God, just incredible! Nothing like the sickly sweet.. read more
Par excellence, My Talented Friend.
Some say the Blank verse is one of the most challenging poetic forms, but you made it look easy with a splendid flow into the world of libation and sustenance in such a way I feel the sudden need to partake a course or two of my own. : )

Your efforts and willingness to tackle anything thrown at you, and to do it well, makes me proud of you, Roland … you are a joy and pleasure to teach.
Now, give this little form from my Welsh homeland a try … I think you'll find it a pleasurable and worthy test for your growing skills: http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/RichardJ/1641179/

I love this one, Roland … you've done it to a tee, spot-on iambic pentameter and word choices.
Thanks for sharing it with us, My fine Friend! ~ Richard

100/100

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Roland Petrov

2 Years Ago

I got an A+ from a strict teacher! I feel as giddy as a kid. Your challenges are my joy and pleasure.. read more
Richard

2 Years Ago

Ever, my pleasure, M'Friend! : )
I have spent a few days like that , 'cept breakfast was kahlua and coffee and by dessert it was a trash can :) I liked this one, my friend!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on September 25, 2015
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Tags: bar, cocktails, bar food, alcoholism, blank verse

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Roland Petrov
Roland Petrov

Desert Hot Springs, CA



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