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Mother's Cooking Secrets - A Poem

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Rozlin loves to write poems in her leisure time and share them with her readers.

The Background Story

Brenda Arledge, a talented poetess, author and a dear friend, every week gives us a new word prompt without fail. It really helps our creativity. I appreciate her hard work and time she takes to write word prompt article every week including a new word prompt and performance of the fellow hubbers on last word prompt. I wait for and enjoy reading her new word prompt article. She even gives feedback individually to every hubber participating in the word prompt challenge. Gratitude! Dear Brenda.

This week she has come up with an interesting new word prompt, “Secrets”. I have written a poem inspired by this word prompt. I thought I won’t be able to write anything on this word prompt. My page was blank. While I was cooking, my muse came up with an idea and one evening I started my writing based on that idea. I have written a narrative poem and two acrostic poems. Here’s the run down. Hope Brenda and my hubber friends like it. After reading my poem, maybe you miss something and someone every dear to you. Of course, your Mom and her yummy food and even someone else who cooked good food for you. If you miss, Share it with me in the comments. I will be pleased to know.

Mother's Cooking Secrets

I cooked the same curry,

You used to cook for us in hurry.

I fried the onions sliced thinly,

Then sautéed spices keenly.



I added tomatoes chopped finely,

Then splashed some water timely.

I stir fried the chicken washed very nicely,

Covered and cooked wisely.



I garnished it with coriander leaves lastly,

Then tasted it excitedly.

It turned neither spicier nor less salty,

But not satisfyingly tasty.



Not that your alike taste, I missed.

I replicated your recipe untwist.

But I don’t know why it doesn’t taste same,

Mom, What’s your secret ingredient on flame?



I reminisce the aroma of your food.

When you cook, it spreads in whole house like barbecued.

What magic is in your hands?

How do you always make so delicious food in long stands?



Surely, you stir in unconditional love generously,

You pour in each ingredient gingerly,

You sauté everything carefully,

You bake heartily.



Oh Mom, I am craving for your cooked food.

Tell me the secret ingredient you used.

Much Love and care you shower on us,

More than that you pour in, I trust.

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Acrostic Poem 1

Secrets I won’t say to anyone

Enfold in my heart

Carrying on in life

Remembered sometime

Engulfed it for forever

Tied securely

Secrets I buried, won’t reveal

Islamic Teachings About Secrets

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Acrostic Poem 2

Secrets of yours only you can guard.

Enfold in your heart, only He knows.

Cover if you know other’s secrets.

Else yours will be exposed one day.

Runs away widely once spoken.

Enough He is to know you.

The day of judgement is not far.

Secrets of yours will no longer be hidden.

© 2021 Rozlin

Comments

Rozlin (author) from UAE on October 10, 2021:

Hi, Devika. Nice to have your comment after a long time. Hope you are fine. I was wondering where you could be...I didn't see you for a long time on HP. Byway, thank you for reading and commenting. I appreciate your kind words. You made me smile. Thank you.

Take care.

Blessings and Much Love!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 10, 2021:

RozlinMohsin You are so right about Mothers in our lives.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on October 06, 2021:

Thank you Eman for reading and leaving a comment. I appreciate your time and kind words. I'm pleased to know you liked my poem.

Take care.

Many blessings and love to you as well, dear sister.

Nian from Pakistan on October 06, 2021:

You wrote an amazing poem with beautiful lines.

I loved this line.

Surely, you stir in unconditional love generously.

Thankyou for sharing this beautiful poem.

Many Blessings and Love to you, dear sister

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 28, 2021:

Rosina, I'm grateful to you for reading and commenting. I'm pleased to know you found my poems to be real and enjoyed reading them. I appreciate your encouraging comments. Thank you, dear sister.

Many blessings and love to you.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 28, 2021:

I'm glad to hear this from you, that you enjoyed reading my collection of poems and found my love and respect for my mom in my poem. I appreciate your time to read and encouraging comments.

Blessings and Much Love to you, dear friend.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 28, 2021:

Thank you, Brenda for sharing this thing with me. 16 is so early, even my mom married at her 18. Grandma's cooking is also special. Because grandparents loves us too. They take care of us too.

Blessings and Much Love to you, dear friend.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 28, 2021:

Hi, Peggy. Thank you for reading and leaving a comment. I appreciate your visit. You are right, love is the only special ingredient our moms use.

Take care, dear.

Enjoy your blessed day.

Rosina S Khan on September 28, 2021:

Rozlin, I loved your poem about the mother's cooking secrets and the acrostic poems as well. They are a unique response to Brenda's prompt. You make them sound very real. That is why I enjoyed them even more. Thanks for sharing.

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on September 28, 2021:

You have both love and respect for your mother. I enjoyed your collection of poems. Keep up the good work!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 28, 2021:

Your welcome, it actually reminds me of my grandmother's cooking, but I'm sure others will think of their own Mothers.

I love my mom, but cooking wasn't her strong suit.

Probably because she married at 16.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 28, 2021:

Hi, Brenda. Thank you for the lovely and encouraging feedback.

I am pleased to know you liked my response to word prompt, secrets and my poem remind you of your mother's cooking. Mothers are very special in our life.

Take care, dear.

Many blessings and love to you, dear friend.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 28, 2021:

Thank you, Linda for reading and leaving a comment. I'm glad to know my poem remind you of your mother and her love. Mothers are very special.

Take care and stay safe.

Many blessings and love to you, dear friend.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 28, 2021:

Our mother's cooking and sweet memories of those times are nicely addressed in your first poem. I think that love is always a special ingredient!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 28, 2021:

Rozlin

In "Mother's Cooking Secrets" you remind us of our Mother's cooking.

No matter how hard we try, we just can't duplicate her recipe.

She poured in a special ingredient of unconditional love that made each dish taste special.

In "Acrostic Poem 1" you tell us how one keeps secrets buried.

He remembers them sometimes but he won't ever reveal them.

In "Acrostic Poem 2" tells us to keep our own secrets quiet and if we know other's secrets to not speak of them.

If we confess other's secrets to the world, our own secrets will come out to haunt us.

Fantastic job on this one.

I'll post a link in the word prompt article.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 28, 2021:

Your poem about your mother's cooking is moving. It made me think about my mother's cooking and her love for her family. Thank you for sharing the poem, Rozlin.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 28, 2021:

I'm grateful to you for reading and leaving behind encouraging comments. I appreciate that. I'm pleased to know you liked my poems and the last acrostic too. Take care.

Enjoy your blessed day.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 28, 2021:

Thank you, Mr. Bill for reading and leaving a comment. I'm pleased you felt the love I have for my mom in my poem. Take care. Have a great day.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 28, 2021:

Rozlin, I like all the poems. I was drawn/deceive to read these to get a nature ingredient to rock my cooking pot! Seriously, the poem of Judgement apply to all persons. Not just Islamic adherents. A good read, and thank you.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 28, 2021:

A wonderful collection of memories about your mother. I can feel the love for your mother in your poems, and that makes them very special.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 28, 2021:

MsDora, I am truly grateful to you for reading my work and leaving a comment. I appreciate your kind words on reading my work. Its means a lot to me. Thank you very much. Take care and have a great day.

Many blessings and love to you, MsDora.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 28, 2021:

Rozlin, you've given so much in your poems: a tribute to your mom's cooking, your longing to imitate her flavors, and then your counsels regarding secrets. Thanks.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 28, 2021:

Thank you very much Li -Jen Hew. I appreciate your visit and encouraging words. I'm happy to know you found my response cute and sweet :)

Take care. Have a great day.

Many blessings and love to you, dear friend.

Li-Jen Hew on September 28, 2021:

Your poem about mom's cooking secrets is cute and sweet. You wrote it sincerely. You also expressed your thoughts about secrets well in your final poems. I am confident that you can do the next weekly prompt. All the best! Thank you for sharing! :)

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 28, 2021:

Thank you, Misbah for reading and commenting. I am pleased to know you found my response beautiful and liked the last acrostic. Take care, dear.

Many blessings and love to you as well, dear sister.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on September 28, 2021:

Beautiful poems in response to Brenda's challenge. Loved them all. I especially liked the last acrostic poem. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings and Love, dear sister.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 28, 2021:

Thank you, John for stopping by and commenting and sharing about your mother. I am glad to know you liked the first poem. Take care.

Blessings always!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 28, 2021:

Thank you for sharing these poems, Rozlin.You met Brenda's "secrets" challenge very well. I especially enjoyed the first poem. My mother cooked many dishes in a special way that I just can't quite replicate.

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