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A Love Poem for the Breakfast Table

Anne is a writer and teacher with a passion for self-expression and publishing.

Why Fruit Loops?

I chose fruit loops for this poem because they are one of my favorite cereals from childhood. I could have chosen something else for this poem, but ultimately this is what I went with.

I chose fruit loops for this poem because they are one of my favorite cereals from childhood. I could have chosen something else for this poem, but ultimately this is what I went with.

About This Poem

I wrote this poem because I read a very interesting poem from Billy Collins that had a similar feel to it. I will say, it didn't come out exactly how I wanted it to, but I think it is an interesting poem. I think the point of this poem is not to say that two people complete each other, like "peanut butter and jelly" or those other things that people say. Instead, it is saying that people can compliment each other. They don't even need to be so closely related in order to do that. It's not an extravagant love poem, but more of an appreciation for the simplicity of a small compliment, or a small moment of sharing a simple breakfast with the ones you care about the most. It could probably use some work, but I wanted to share this poem with you in the hopes that you may enjoy the read. As always, thank you for reading.

A Love Poem for the Breakfast Table

I am the table shakers

The waking dreams

And the orange pulp.


You are the Fruit Loops.

You are not:

The apple my eye

Or a sweet pie


I am the morning brew

The Christmas morning cinnamon buns


You are the Fruit Loops.

You are certainly not:

The coffee and cream

Or the eggs over easy


You are not the Cocoa Puffs,

Or the Rice Crispies,

Or the silly rabbit

On the box of Trix


You are, simply, the Fruit Loops.


I am the silver spoon,

The fresh milk,

And the table napkin.

And you, you are the Fruit Loops.

Because of all the cereals,

You are the best.

Comments

Anne Marie Carr (author) from Richmond, VA on February 12, 2020:

Thanks for reading!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on February 08, 2020:

This was a fun read, and a unique take on appreciating a loved one. Nice job.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 08, 2020:

Fun!

OLUSEGUN from NIGERIA on February 08, 2020:

When we understand life in this format, the world would be an intriguing place to live in and most importantly, if lovers understand life like this, their world would be heaven on earth...Good work! I have been looking forward to read your latest Hubs for a while...

Anya Ali from Rabwah, Pakistan on February 08, 2020:

Lovely!