Treasure Island

C. P. Sharma

(July 12,1941 / Bissau, Rajasthan)

Food


O Food, your glory is so great,
Strength of limbs you generate.

It should be of our own choice,
Or with guileless friends rejoice.

O delicious, sweet luscious food,
Come; see all health it includes.

All guile and ill health elude,
Keep away bad mood & feud.

Nature everywhere food provides:
In plains, on plateau and hill sides.

Just as wind blows everywhere,
Savory juices all over supplies.

Food for creatures of all types,
Of high, low neck and stripe

As the food Nature assigns,
Teeth, beak & mouth design.

O food, you boost great gods’ spirit,
Morale of the brave you ever uplift.

Helped to kill nefarious Dragon,
Glorious victory over it was won.

The juices of watery food fresh,
Dissolve all superfluous flesh.

Milk & grain protect the frame,
So as I muscular power claim.

Creation, around food galvanized,
Ever wraps up and rematerialize.

Note: Inspired by Rig Veda (1/187)

Submitted: Sunday, February 01, 2009
Edited: Monday, February 16, 2009

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  • Rochelle Cashdan (5/14/2009 11:16:00 PM)

    A surprising, nourishing song of praise. Your comment on my poem,
    Brothers, made my day. Thank you for writing. (Report) Reply

  • Bob Gibson (2/13/2009 1:19:00 PM)

    What a brilliant journey into the world of food!
    from a brilliant mind sir! regards Bob (Report) Reply

  • Kassem Oude (2/5/2009 1:08:00 PM)

    Hi dear friend. I thought my knees were bearing my stomach, but I was wrong, the truth is the stomach is bearing them. What a delicious poem! (Report) Reply

  • Maia Padua (2/4/2009 9:58:00 PM)

    great piece...great concept...
    very educational
    the beauty of nature and what the nature gives to us...
    the food that is responsible of our continues living...
    and it would lead us to think where the food came from..from God...
    and His words are our food too..food for our soul....
    10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Carl Harris (2/3/2009 10:47:00 AM)

    It was a delightful pleasure to read this imaginatively phrased and written poem, C. P. Poets, of course, write on many topics, the most common seems to be love and the second most common seems to be death. Few ever write about food, the single most vital factor in human existence! If there were no food, there would obviously be no people or animals or birds. You took such an overlooked subject and wrote a charming and quite interesting poem about it. Carl. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (2/3/2009 12:38:00 AM)

    You're NO GOOD, for a diet, Mr. Sharma, but i must confess that this poem does smack of a savory offering, indeed! Your choice in employing couplet stanzaec structure...works well, here...BTW: Are couplets very caloic? ...LOL!

    F j R
    2009 (Report) Reply

  • Ency Bearis (2/2/2009 2:05:00 AM)

    great theme..well written.. a food for thought..the number one every living things needs.... (Report) Reply

  • C.R. Clark (2/1/2009 3:48:00 PM)

    I really do like this write, C P. but then, I've always had a great affinity for food. A well penned tribute to one of lifes greatest necessities, my friend. Best wishes to you and yours....A...10
    Richard (Report) Reply

  • Catrina Heart (2/1/2009 3:47:00 AM)

    A song of praise for food how it affects man and animals.......food in its riches and sources...beautifully written..10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Vaibhav Pandey (2/1/2009 3:32:00 AM)

    wow.....such a lovely poem....sometimes we forget to respect our food....from now on, I will thank god for the food before eating.
    great, sir
    10 (Report) Reply

  • Anjali Sinha (2/1/2009 3:29:00 AM)

    The juices of watery food fresh,
    Dissolve all superfluous flesh.
    awesome write
    afterall inspirations from the Rig Veda
    -10 anjali (Report) Reply

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