Treasure Island

Archana Kapoor Nagpal

(Egypt, Cairo)

Let Us Cook Together


Let us cook together,
A meal that has no spice called 'ego',
It lacks the bitter taste of 'jealousy'
Do not add the ingredient - 'hatred',

Let us cook together,
A meal that fills your stomach,
It satisfies your soul and heart,
Gives peace and contentment,

Let us cook together,
A meal that serves everyone's hunger,
It does not discriminate,
Whether you are rich or poor,

Let us cook together,
A meal as sweet as sugar,
With a pinch of salt to add ‘happiness’,
Prepared with ‘love’ and ‘kindness’,

Let us cook together,
A meal that can be eaten with a fork of ‘forgiveness’,
Or a spoon of ‘honesty’,
Let us cook together- something really 'tasty'.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The poem is around the thought of cooking a meal. The word 'meal' in the poem refers to 'world'. The poet is trying to convey a message of creating a world that is free of traits like ego, jealousy, hatred and discrimination. The poet is trying to express a feeling of creating a world where people should learn to forgive to stay happy; follow the path of love and kindness to add sweetness in their lives. Such a world will be an ideal place that will give peace and contentment to one's soul and heart. Cooking a meal refers to creating a world that is an ideal place to live!

Comments about this poem (Let Us Cook Together by Archana Kapoor Nagpal )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Not enough, hasmukh amathalal
  2. Diamond Gems, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. Lost and Found, Anthony Di'anno
  4. reaching for your hand so i don't get lost, Mandolyn ...
  5. Share to walk, hasmukh amathalal
  6. Okay okay I said, gajanan mishra
  7. Friends are there, hasmukh amathalal
  8. In deep, hasmukh amathalal
  9. Truth is supreme, gajanan mishra
  10. Photograph from September 11, Wislawa Szymborska

Poem of the Day

poet William Wordsworth

I

I AM not One who much or oft delight
To season my fireside with personal talk.--
Of friends, who live within an easy walk,
Or neighbours, daily, weekly, in my sight:
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]