Treasure Island

Danny Draper

(14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)

Ode to a Tim Tam for Ruth Walters

Anticipation is its own reward
When satiated by so sweet a morsel,
So rare that something or someone is
Good and loved both inside and out.

Good things come in small packages
And also to those that wait,
It makes no demands
Just delivers happiness.

May be enjoyed alone
A guilty pleasure, or
The kiss of gluttony in denial
It judges not ones style.

Loves a cuppa for company
And company of others for cuppas,
Chilled or at room temperature
It’s perfect cuppa company.

Comes in a legion of 11
Its many children take more room,
Their company leave questions
Of myriad different tastes.

Our dear sweet steadfast friend
Staunch square shoulders
Malty those reliable bones and
Always in good taste.

True that soft smooth heart
Chocolate skin fingerprints in,
Tips to lips and fence of teeth
Safely impresses awaiting tongue.

Broken malt in chocolaty cream
Dry and slick and crumbs all smooth,
Triple chocolate layers all combine, and
Taste buds ecstasy to a zenith sublime.

Submitted: Monday, November 04, 2013
Edited: Monday, November 04, 2013

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‘Tim Tam is a brand of chocolate biscuit made by the Australian food company Arnott's and available in several countries. A Tim Tam is composed of two layers of chocolate malted biscuit, separated by a light chocolate cream filling, and coated in a thin layer of textured chocolate.’
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  • Ruth Walters (1/6/2014 1:23:00 PM)

    A choccy sonnet.

    I paused the day to look around and then
    I couldn’t help but notice it was there
    It was so smooth and lovely I gave in
    and took it in my hand to my armchair.
    Chocolate is a sweet I cannot forfeit
    my willpower is nil where it’s concerned
    and though I’m very wobbly and unfit
    I know away from chocolate I’ll not turn.

    But you, dear boy must learn from my mistakes,
    for dear old chocolate sticks around the waist,
    Your tummy will stick out and chairs will cave,
    although I’m sure you’ll love its yummy taste.

    So I will eat these choccy bars myself,
    oh what I do to benefit your health!

    ;) Ruth (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Patrick (11/10/2013 10:51:00 PM)

    The greatest aphrodisiac ever made, this is the best love poem I ever read, I never had one, but I have to say as far as chocolate goes I like the milk coconut bars from mark and spencer. Tasty read time to raid the pantry (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (11/6/2013 5:55:00 AM)

    Yes we all love a Tim tam, did you ever get to try the one with the hint of chilli. It was my favourite. if it is Arnotts i am sure they would love to have this Danny. Whilst you are recovering hope you are not eating a pack a day other wise you may have to think about another form of advertising. Great work and thank you (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (11/5/2013 8:48:00 AM)

    I seem to remember them being sold in packs of two and called Kookas when I was young but I can't find any reference to it now so I must have imagined it. I'm not sure that Tim Tams need any more free advertising but it's a delectable poem! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (11/4/2013 10:59:00 PM)

    The poem is as delicious as munching a crunchy, creamy cookie! Makes the mouth drool! ! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (11/4/2013 5:22:00 PM)

    They sound delicious Danny - we all love chocolate don't we, especially when life gets us down. Boosts the serotonin levels and gives us a high. (Report) Reply

  • Ruth Walters (11/4/2013 8:18:00 AM)

    What a lovely poem, so chocolate flavoured and delicious and even more special because you wrote if for me :)
    Thank you so much
    Ruth (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (11/4/2013 2:24:00 AM)

    i like this narrative style ''Loves a cuppa for company
    And company of others for cuppas, '' your poems are always different for that reason i like most......and i would have liked ''tim tam '' if available in india......excellent danny... (Report) Reply

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