saadat tahir

(21011965 / Islamabad-Pakistan)

Mixed Up Stuff (Biryani) … 2203 - 2k13


Mixed up stuff in a dumpster truck
Placed in front, lost out lady luck

Cut up chunks of a coral snake
Left in an oven too cold to bake

Added to rice dyed in a toxic brew
That if eaten leaves eyes askew

Yellow red and burnt out browns
Craftily topped with lemony crowns

Seriously! Carrots too! In the milieu
Gulp and keep in a murderous stew

No mutton or chicken or even beef
Dead and barren like a burnt out reef

Charred remains of onion flakes
Now have to eat whatever it takes

Pooch wagged and lowered his snout
Hair raised cat, lost, screeched about

Flies too nose dived into the morass
Like so many soldiers dying of gas

Girl who cooked it will kick me out
Send me spiting in a coughing bout

Submitted: Friday, March 22, 2013
Edited: Friday, March 22, 2013
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a friend cooked biryani and asked for my input....

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saadat tahir
22nd Mar,2013
Islamabad

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  • Irum . (5/16/2013 6:14:00 AM)

    well the biryani must be horrible...yet description is funny! (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (4/2/2013 9:46:00 AM)

    It's an interesting and apt word picture of a well-known dish. An unusual and simple topic with 'spices' of similes and symbols makes the poem amusing and brings smiles to the face. (Report) Reply

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