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The Perfect Breakfast ~ What Is It?

John is a poet and short fiction writer who enjoys collaborating on stories with other writers, and partaking in challenges.

Eggs and Beans: Image by Pexels from Pixabay

Eggs and Beans: Image by Pexels from Pixabay

Breakfast: Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 43 by Brenda Arledge

Breakfast is the first meal of the day, eaten in the morning after waking from the night's sleep. The word in English refers to breaking the fasting period of the previous night. Most countries have "typical", or "traditional", breakfast menus, but their composition varies widely from place to place and has changed over time so that globally breakfast is now a very diverse meal indeed.

I don't think there is much doubt that we all have our favourite breakfast food or menu. You may even have more than one and like to alternate or change it up from time to time. Personally, I have eggs in some form or other more often than not, but a couple of days each week I like to indulge in something a little different.

Brenda Arledge has once again provided us with a challenging and interesting word for her prompt this week. I was scratching my head as to how I would approach this challenge, but luckily my muse was on hand and eager to take the reigns. I hope you enjoy the resulting poems.

I have to have breakfast, and breakfast has to be eggs.

— Chrissy Teigen

Grilled cheese toastie: Image by MMWoolly from Pixabay

Grilled cheese toastie: Image by MMWoolly from Pixabay

What Will I Have For Breakfast?

What will I have for breakfast?

I can’t decide it seems.

Maybe fried eggs and bacon

With wild mushrooms and beans?

Or sausages and onion,

With a touch of gravy too,

Some cereal, a glass of juice,

Or last night’s left-over stew?

Egg Benedict’s delicious,

With creamy Hollandaise,

Or just a slice or two of toast

With orange marmalade?

Maybe a bowl of porridge?

The choices just don’t cease.

A cup of coffee to go with,

Some toast with melted cheese?

Pancakes: Image by piviso from Pixabay

Pancakes: Image by piviso from Pixabay

Pancakes drizzled in syrup,

Or buttery croissants,

A healthy shake or smoothie,

Depending on what I want.

An omelette would be scrumptious,

Or so would scrambled eggs,

Some chicken soup with croutons?

So many options beg.

A bowl of fruit with yoghurt

Would be a healthy start,

Especially if you’re watching weight,

Or have a dodgy heart.

Of all the foods to choose from,

The one I crave the most

Is the good old Aussie favourite -

It’s Vegemite on toast!

How to spread Vegemite

How to spread Vegemite

One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.

— Robert A. Heinlein

Break Fast ~ an Aerobic Acrostic Poem










* This poem may not have a lot to do with breakfast, but I am sure the narrator needed a hearty one the next morning.

Aerobics ~ Definition

Aerobic exercise is any type of cardiovascular conditioning. It can include activities like brisk walking, swimming, running, or cycling. It is commonly referred to as “cardio.” By definition, aerobic exercise means “with oxygen.” Your breathing and heart rate will increase during aerobic activities. Aerobic exercise helps keep your heart, lungs, and circulatory system healthy.

Aerobic exercise differs from anaerobic exercises such as weightlifting or sprinting. These are activities that involve quick bursts of energy performed at maximum effort for a short time. This is unlike aerobic exercises which are performed for a sustained period of time. (

Kicking footballs: Image by David Mark from Pixabay

Kicking footballs: Image by David Mark from Pixabay

When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?" "What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?" "I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.

— A.A. Milne

© 2021 John Hansen

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