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The Munchies During Lockdown


Change is an inevitable part of life. It also allows us to re-evaluate our priorities and forces us to be innovative and to adapt.


We all need a spoil,

Every once in a while,

We social, we gathered

Nothing did it matter,

The love and the cheer

Some would have it

With a pint of beer

Now it’s all so vacant

And oh so clear

Oh, how I miss the dance

On my taste buds

From the food that you baste

I picture and feel the taste

Just in one bite,

It’s a warm embrace

I could never forget the smell

And the decadence in every bite

Made without haste,

On a good note this period of time

Is thinning my waist,

Was always with a side of fries

And some onions all caramelise,

You may hold me to that

My waist never lies

Yes, there is a another way

When one is busy,

You made a plan for take-away,

There should of been a Plan "C" ahead

How do we get it?

Should of thought of that,

A bit more instead

Can’t imagine the distance and space

Did you ever think

This is what you would face,

Leaves me with food for thought

How to recover, the cash flow is naught

Now all we do is plan well ahead

We all miss your flavours,

Its something we sought

Food for thought

Let's be honest we all need a spoil, with a night off from cooking every once in a while. We all have our favourite food courts that we ever so often visited, with flavours close to home.

It’s such a shame that most food run stores had to close down, being their only means of cashflow, but I think these trying times, will get us to think much broader. To plan accordingly as we look ahead.

© 2020 Mitara N


Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 11, 2020:

Hi Meenal

I agree, with the extension to the lockdown, makes you crave it much more :)

Appreciate your comments always, stop by anytime

Take care and be safe

Meenal from Singapore on April 10, 2020:

Lovely poem . I miss roadside chats and other street food.

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 07, 2020:

Hi Alison,

You are so right, there is only so many ideas to come up with considering what you have in-house. My waist has also come down a size or two. Its only once you can't have something, thats when we feel for it, our rebellious side, hahahaha

Thank you for your comment,

Take care and be safe

Alison Graham from UK on April 07, 2020:

It's hard to be content with what is in the store cupboard, fridge and freezer! All those delicious things we have taken for granted and now long for because we cannot have them at the moment. I love your poem. The plus side for me is that I have lost a couple of pounds in weight but I feel when I can get out to shop for all these treats again, that weight will go straight back on!

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 07, 2020:

I share your sentiments Rajan,

Yes the enjoyment in cooking is there, but we deserve a spoil or two.

Appreciate your comments always

Take care and be safe

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 07, 2020:

I miss eating out and have to settle with what is available at home now. Not saying I prefer eating out but need a spoil sometimes.

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 07, 2020:

Kyler you so naughty, hahahaha...

Seeing that you brought that up, it has been said the way to a man or women's heart is the "F" word bundled with deliciousness....

Yes Kyler, I'm saying it delicious "Food", lol, sure your mind was on the same.

I always appreciate your comments, and glad I could put a smile on your face.

Take care and be safe.

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 07, 2020:

Hi Farah,

Appreciate your engaging comment,

My culinary skills is working in top form these days, I am certainly practicing the recipes I preach, lol. It's only the once in a while I miss the night off.

Thanks for the idea, I shall attempt Dragon coffee. I have seen recipes with banana but not a mash, worth a try, maybe a small portion to test.

Appreciate your comment

Stay blessed, take care and be safe.

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 06, 2020:

Oh dear! You just made me crave for some food. This is a good time to experiment with your culinary skills. The Dalgona coffee is a craze right now in my country. I, on the other hand, tried a recipe of mashed green banana peels with steamed rice. I never thought I will be experimenting with banana peels of all the things hahaha. Lock down craziness!

Loved your poem, Mitara N. Stay blessed!

Kyler J Falk from California on April 06, 2020:

Hahahahaha! This reminded me of the love song "Burgz" by Ken Ashcorp where he uses choosing a fast food place to eat as a metaphor for finding love. Totally put a smile on my face and had me chuckling, Mitara, thank you so much for sharing!

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 05, 2020:

Thank you for your wonderful comment Denise,

This time allows us to appreciate everything that life has to offer.

Take care and be safe.

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 05, 2020:

Lol, I hope the song was inspiring,

I'm sorry, it was so overwhelming for me i had to share....

Just by your comment I see you share sentiments...

Always appreciate your comments

Take care and be safe

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 04, 2020:

Oh Mitara,

So cruel to remind my tastebuds of what they are missing with your video.

I really miss going out for that juicy steak dinner.

But your poem was good.

Just think when this is over, those food places will be flooded with customers.

Thanks for sharing.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on April 04, 2020:

I know you are right. I used to take going out to eat for granted. It will always be there, always be open, I used to think. Now, it will be a treat and even extravagance that is to be cherished.



Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 04, 2020:

Hi Liz,

I find myself in the kitchen more often now than before, looking into more recipe's for some quick and lovely ideas.

Thank you for your brilliant words, as always, valued and appreciated.

Take care and be safe.

Liz Westwood from UK on April 04, 2020:

You have echoed the words of others I have heard recently in this lovely poem. Some have told me that mealtimes have become more significant events under lockdown.

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 04, 2020:

Hi Aamir

Thank you for your comments

Take care and be safe

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 04, 2020:

My good friend Ruby, always look forward to hearing your words.

That's it, we aren't allowed to take a drive unless you have a permit to be on the road, either for working or going to the pharmacy, the basic places are open. Take-aways and restaurants closed the day the lockdown was communicated.

I agree, the cooking and cleaning is much more since the virus popped out its ugly head.

Always appreciate your visit and comments.

Take care and be safe

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 04, 2020:

My inspirational Lorna, thank you for your motivating comment

A sushi making set is a wonderful gift , I would like to attempt making sushi too.

A brilliant idea popped into my head, it would still be nice to get a night off from cooking, so just once or twice a week, we handover cooking duties to the members of the family in the house, to make a light dish, this includes the cleaning up from it all, lol. Sounds like a good idea

Always appreciating your comments

Take care and be safe

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 03, 2020:

The only way one can get food is a drive by and that's Mc Donald's and Dairy Queen, not a healthy choice. I must admit that I've cooked more since this virus has showed it's ugly head. I enjoyed your poem and I guess we both can dream of sweeter times.

aamir shezad from taxila on April 03, 2020:

god job

Lorna Lamon on April 03, 2020:

It's the little pleasures taken for granted that I miss the most. Eating out is definitely one of those pleasures, however, we have to think outside the box and I remembered a gift of a sushi making set which I had never used (too lazy). I am now making my own sushi - nothing like the masterpieces I used to order, however, these misshapen pieces do taste good. I enjoyed this poem Mitara of a distant memory. Take care my friend.

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