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    Dining on dinner

    two poached eggs
    one cloudy around the yoke
    two broiled chicken thighs
    one crispier than is healthy
    two more pounds
    I must workout longer
    too much fun
    this eating
    If I'd had more time, I'd have written a shorter letter. Mark Twain

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    Colby Longhorn and Monterey Jack

    Desperado of the West!
    Renegade Cheese, all nattily dressed
    In cellophane chaps and a wax paper vest,
    Six-gun at his side.

    Here comes Jack, itchin' to fight,
    Riding roughshod out of the night,
    Brie and Feta tremble in fright,
    Hide, Ranchers, hide!

    He rustled their cattle, horses and foals,
    He burned their houses down to coals,
    He shot Old Man Swiss plumb full of holes,
    In front, back and side!

    The bank in Cheeseville locked its door,
    Away the stagecoach driver tore,
    The Cheddar merchant lay on the floor,
    Hide, Townies, Hide!

    From out of the East a stranger came,
    Colby Longhorn was his name,
    Out to crumble Monterey's fame,
    He searched far and wide!

    Monterey Jack laughed when he heard
    How Colby Longhorn spread the word
    He'd whip his whey and beat his curd,
    Jack's rep he did deride!

    They met on the street at a quarter to one
    And when the marshal's work was done,
    Monterey Jack was on the run!
    Ride, Outlaw, Ride!

    Jack rode his Pimiento out from the town,
    Colby set out to track him down,
    Toting a grater and wearing a frown,
    Destinies to decide!

    The outlaw was wounded, quite badly, and so
    In Parmesan Valley he waited below
    Some tumbleweeds so could bushwack his foe!
    Hide, Outlaw, Hide!

    But good luck was with Old Colby that day.
    The Outlaw's first shot went wildly astray,
    The marshal fired back and he blew Jack away!
    Jack lay down and died!

    When Colby returned the whole town gave a cheer,
    Gouda the bartender gave him free beer.
    They lauded the Cheese whom the outlaws did fear,
    To honor him they vied.

    He settled in town and married a Miss,
    Ricotta, the daughter of the late Old Man Swiss,
    And there he has stayed from that day to this,
    Contented with his bride!

    c 2002 Mark Orr

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    It's Grits

    I'd like to offer a little homily
    Upon the joys of ground up hominy.
    The stuff is always ordered in the plurality;
    Specifically, 'how much?' instead of 'how many?'

    A singleness the dish does not possess,
    Although one might say it has singularity.
    And north of the Mason-Dixon Line
    In most restaurants it is a rarity.

    Them Yankees have no clue just what they are missing.
    They grind up some taters and fry 'em to bits
    And pass off their hashbrowns as a poor substitute -
    But you just ain't got breakfast unless you have grits.

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    Dasies on my palate
    fresh from a garden salad
    prickled up and down spine
    tickled chin yellow,
    tingled nose and toes
    into a dance of woes.

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    I wipe the grease off my face, and
    try not to think of Food Inc.
    And those fat chickens,
    too ungainly to waddle
    too portly to gobble.

    Fed a diet of hormones
    and sad pebbly shit.

    It's not me
    those birds on the ground
    they're not me
    and I will not become
    a fat cluster of hormones
    neck broken and plucked

    due process through the machine.

    Crispy and obedient
    fresh from the fryer.

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    Ode to a Duck

    When we first met
    They saw little future
    In our romance

    Who was it
    Shook their heads and said
    ‘You cannot love a duck’
    For I have proved them wrong

    Your skin is crisp
    And sweet brown flesh
    Parts from your bones
    In succulent ribbons

    And I am wracked with guilt
    For having devoured you

    Wrapped with spring onions
    In a hoisin sauce
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    Talking Cheap Burger Love

    The Burger King has finally done it
    A double cheeseburger for a buck

    I just had two for lunch today
    while sitting in my truck.

    No fries and hold the mayo please
    I took it just like that

    I washed it down with diet Coke
    'Cause hey, I can't get fat
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    Crudités

    An April lunch
    Captures a moment
    Of crudity

    Two soft poached eggs
    Lightly salt and peppered
    Quiver in anticipation

    Whilst they await
    The spearing thrust
    Of a freshly cut asparagus

    Is this not oral sex?
    Last edited by Billytwice; 05-31-2011 at 12:43 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billytwice View Post
    Crudités

    An April lunch
    captures a moment
    of crudity

    two softly poached eggs
    lightly salt and peppered
    quiver in anticipation

    whilst they await
    the spearing thrust
    of a freshly cut asparagus

    Is this not oral sex?
    Loved this!

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    I cajoles, I wheedles, I pleads, I begs
    For someone to bring me a plate of frog legs.
    Depriving batrachians of their nether extremities
    Fills my tummy and soul with the greatest of ecstasies.

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    Mary had a little lamb,
    But not long, I'm here to say.
    Last night I ate its chops with mint jelly,
    And I'll consume its leg today.

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    Gator tail, gator tail, I do love some gator tail.
    Battered, breaded, deep fat fried,
    Serve it quickly, without fail.
    Make some shoes from its tough hide,
    And let me eat what's found inside.

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    2,275 views of 36 posts!!!!!!!!!

    Just bumping up threads that I think are fun to read over. It blows me away that there are some threads that have an incredible amount of views for so few posts!

    There are some definate fun reads in here and , if you're looking for something to do, poetically speaking, you can concoct one of your own food poems and post it for us to chew on.
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    Fatal Attraction



    I saw you loitering in the supermarket aisle
    Provocative, prostrate and prostitute
    Laid out, like Amsterdam whores

    You little scarlet tarts

    So I stump up all my cash and rush you home
    In eager anticipation
    For I knew the wife was at work

    And the pot of single cream
    On the top shelf of my fridge
    Features prominently in my thoughts

    I cut you

    Sprinkle sugar on your wounds
    Bite into soft yielding flesh
    And tongue your flooding juices

    The kitchen door bursts open

    And I am undone
    She who must be obeyed
    Reaches out and confiscates

    My strawberries

    Every single one
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    Really fun poem, Billytwice!

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    I dress up my tongue
    in your ropas viejas
    like an emperor.
    Last edited by Blarg; 05-27-2011 at 05:47 AM.

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    a pot of Earl Grey
    so creamy and sweet
    to wash down McVities
    milk chocolate and wheat

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    merlot on my tongue

    lucky for you
    i was tasting the red

    guessing at manners
    when you said what you said

    the cheese had no clue
    so much space in your head

    and I politely didn't spit
    I just swallowed, you mislead
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    Pickles
    Dill
    Pickles
    Sweet
    Suck the seeds out
    Then you eat
    them on two slices of rye slathered with mayonnaise and maybe a thick slice of bologna.
    ...don't worry, I'm taking something for it.

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    A Foraging I Will Go

    At the behest of some savage instinct
    in support of some hungry desire
    I bridge over a trembling weed creek
    then
    cut my way through some woodsy wild

    In the deep and the darkened-moist forest
    lay decaying and crumbly logs
    there
    I spot the delicate morels
    on the floor of what once was a bog

    A handful was all I could count for
    that
    and a few other colored fungi
    I will need to rely on a book source
    to make sure that I won't eat and die
    ...don't worry, I'm taking something for it.

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    a BLT
    is quite a treat
    tho it clogs the arteries
    and slows the beat

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    Pickle pickle pickle,
    It's oh so fun to say.
    Pickle pickle pickle,
    I think I'll have one, today.

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    oh my mushroom feast
    see it now being picked
    freshly grown from the field
    all the way to the pan
    and nicely topped
    with some rice
    seasonedsoft with saffran
    and tapioka heated fast
    so lovely it does taste!
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    Inherent in the act
    of seeking therapy online
    is the likelihood that I'm less than ok

    So the websites advise me
    to live in the moment
    and focus on the details
    of the here and now
    the present

    So down I look
    at my duck noodle soup
    shimmering with ovals
    of golden oil

    And I think about how
    this slice of gizzard
    is textured like expensive wallpaper
    and how it feels
    to eat a room
    that was once a charnel house
    for the bits of food
    that made my food

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