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Poem: Hunger Pains

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"Homemade" by Jake Owen

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Challenge by Chris Mills

After reading John Hansen ‘s poem, “When Hunger's at Steak~ or Nothing Beats Beef",
then reading the link to a challenge posted by Chris Mills.

I began to get hungry.

So I went to my kitchen to fix me a feast.

Sorry Chris, but I don't think this town has delivery service and I forgot to take a picture.

Cookies

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"Hunger Pains"

Hunger pains of emptiness
usually fill my days,
since restaurants have only take out,
not delightful to my taste.

Dreams of homemade noodles echo
through my thoughts,
tossing and turning
repeating a menu in my sleep.

Waking up hungry
preparing to fix a feast,
off to the tiny kitchen
to rearrange things to begin.

Patting down chicken breasts with seasoning,
the crockpot now their home,
with a little chicken broth
to make them happy.

No counter space left
with homemade noodles rolled out to dry,
making do with the dryer top
mixing up momma’s dessert.

Chocolate chip cookies from scratch
with no baking sheet to be found,
a pizza pan will have to work.

With chicken almost done,
potatoes on, noodles cooking away,
momma's eating good today,
but looking at the pile of dishes
she wishes she had a maid.

"Home Cooked Meal" by Granger Smith

Tiny Kitchen

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Dirty Dishes

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© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 28, 2020:

Chris,

No problem.

You are a busy man right now.

Please stay safe and keep healthy.

It was alot of fun to cook and write.

I need to break down and do it again soon.

I have been eating too much take out lately, but the days are heating up and I am waiting for FedEx to deliver my air conditioner.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Have the best dsy you can possibly have amid Covid-19.

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on May 26, 2020:

Brenda, I admit, I am a victim of the covid days. I find myself not attending to my online pages. I am sorry I missed your poem. Thank you for responding. I had fun reading it, and I bet you had fun making the food and writing the hub.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 08, 2020:

Mitara,

Yeah...wish I had a little genie.

But it was all good.

Thanks for reading.

Mitara N from South Africa on May 08, 2020:

I know what you mean, enjoy the cooking but there's always the cleaning that goes with it. I don't have a helper for that, so each day I prepare myself before and after the cooking is done :) But we all love having a good meal.

Great thoughts to the challenge Brenda

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 08, 2020:

Olusegun,

Thanks.

This one was a lot of fun.

A good meal can help out quite alot.

OLUSEGUN from NIGERIA on May 07, 2020:

Splendid. Timely.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 06, 2020:

Chitrangada,

Glad you enjoyed it.

I will never have house help...but I got this !

Thanks for reading.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 06, 2020:

Excellent composition, and well expressed. I loved your response to the challenge.

Your recipe looks yummy. I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes.

During the lockdown, no house help is coming. So, I have to clean the dishes too, which is a burden.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 06, 2020:

Charlie,

You are welcome.

Have a great day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 06, 2020:

Ruby,

I do enjoy cooking a decent meal once in a while.

But sorry...I didn't learn from my mother.

I do love making homemade noodles though.

It was all good.

Thanks for reading.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 06, 2020:

Thanks Rosina.

I forgot to take pictures after I had finished, so you didn't miss anything.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 06, 2020:

John,

Thank you.

It all worked out. That was the main thing and I did share with others so it turned out pretty good.

The mess wasn't too difficult to clean, but I did take a break with a strawberry milkshake first.

Have a great day.

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on May 06, 2020:

Thanks for putting a smile on my face Brenda

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 06, 2020:

Sounds like you cooked up a delicious meal. Our Mama's taught us well Brenda.

Rosina S Khan on May 06, 2020:

Beautiful, practical poem, Brenda. I had to smile. Great feast you finally prepared. I already had my dinner. But any other time I look at the pictures, I would definitely be hungry. A nice take on the challenge. I really appreciate it.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on May 06, 2020:

It sounds like you had to make do but did a great job anyway, Brenda. Things are always more difficult in a tiny kitchen but you adapt. Well-written and enjoyable. It sounded delicious. I am the dishwasher in my house too, but I don’t enjoy it.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 06, 2020:

Mitara,

Thank you.

Food lovers enjoy a great meal.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 06, 2020:

Ann,

Thank you.

Enjoy your day!

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on May 06, 2020:

Aah, smacking my lips. I love how you have composed it. I can relate to it as I am too a food lover and love to cook as well. Nice beat in the poem.

Ann Carr from SW England on May 06, 2020:

Great take on having to cook at home!

Ann