Turning Tables

Turning Tables

A Poem by TheNewerLisa

Wanted a Meal fit for a Queen


Not as hungry as before
Not diving for your scraps as they hit the floor
Taken with your fragrance still
Your piquant, savory, spicy treat
Realization has arrived
The last taste you left me with
Was bittersweet.

Breathing in your aroma
Reeling at the perfection
Many secret ingredients, hidden inside
Hunger took control and
Into the stew I willingly dove
Unbending, unable

Not willing to see
The truth between you

and me.

What kind of meal are you prepared to serve?
Hot or lukewarm, nouvelle,
Or same old cuisine?
Long days of longing for the appetizer
Doesn't compete with the main course.
I craved that only it would
Be served by you.

Another restaurant just opened down the street
Not gourmet but homecooked
Nothing fancy
Not like you.
But nourishing and filling

Honestly sweet.

Your tip will depend on your service
I’m waiting for the menu,
Restless and unabated
Can’t rest until my appetite
Has been sated.

© 2008 TheNewerLisa

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Hilarious and ribald in it's taunting nature...you must drive them insane with a chase like this...Hard to please?
You sound pretty adventurous and untamed...lol, maybe you're just a food lover.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I love how you made something out of that "one line" you said that day. Don't recall which line, but so funny we both said, "oh that's a good one, you/I gotta write about that!" Ha! : ) You did a great job with this! It was fun to read! Love the power that has arisen, Turning Tables, great title. The first stanza is my favorite!

Posted 13 Years Ago

This is too cool. I love this line, "Another restaurant just opened down the street". I love the double meanings here.

I also like, "I'm waiting for the menu,
Restless and unabated
Can't rest until my appetite
Has been sated.".

You will not be satisfied by the gathering of crumbs. Go forth and feast on that which is offered freely. ;)

Posted 13 Years Ago

Excellent. Love the food spin on this. Love the tone...totally relate to it, biting but honesty and leaves a willful, poweful end. Great job!

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on March 30, 2008
Last Updated on May 13, 2008



Reston, VA

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