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The Food Poem

I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

The Food Poem

The Food Poem

At any time I will walk down this street

Simply because I like to eat

There are many restaurants along this stretch

Froom cool smoothies to hot chillies to make your eyes wept

Right now I crave for a juicy burger with bacon and barbecue sauce

I would gobble that baby down, eating it all off

Jerk pork belly with mash potatoes and greens

Would certainly make my palette please

I can’t pass up a mango pie topped with pineapple slices

Give me a little Jamaican jerk chicken packed with spices

I love Chinese food, so i ate a bowl of sweet and sour chicken with fried rice

I licked all fingers as that meal was extra nice

Oxtail and beans are one of my favourite dish

Later I think I will have an ice cold beer and a Danish

Birds make tasty meals, so give me a little duck in curry sauce

Roasted too, I will eat that all off.

Baby back ribs are a succulent treat

Not to mention the irresistible Mac and Cheese

Give me a well done slice Fiorentina Steak

Succulent enough to make my heart break

I like a little sweet if I may

Right now I am having Chocolate soufflé

Sometimes I keep thing simple, but with a little twist

That’s why I massacre spicy fried chicken and chips

On some days a hot dog and a soda will do

Right now I am so hungry, I don't know what to chew.

© 2019 Clive Williams


Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on November 24, 2019:

I like some good lefties too Peggy. I also cook a lot but don't write down recipes. I think I will begin to do that.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 24, 2019:

What a fun poem to read. I am having my first cup of coffee and will soon enjoy a breakfast. Now you have me thinking of what we should eat for lunch and dinner. We cleaned our freezer yesterday and thawed some items. So whatever we eat will be some good leftovers.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on October 30, 2019:

Thanks Pat

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on October 30, 2019:

O my, Clive. Why O why did I read this? I am now starving!! So many deliteful foods you have set before our eyes. Thank you for serving them up with well chosen words.. Angels are on the way this evening ps

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on October 29, 2019:

I am always hungry Flourish

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 29, 2019:

A buffet of goodness. You must have been hungry when you wrote this!

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on October 29, 2019:

mmmm...am so hungry. reading my own food poem is toxic to my hunger.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on October 29, 2019:

What an array of foods to choose from! What is oxtail? I'm hungry. Think I will raid the frig.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 29, 2019:

This is a fun poem about a lot of differnt food and I don't think you much out.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 29, 2019:

I'm hungry and smiling.

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