Chalk & Cheese (You & Me) Poem by cahen thrips

Chalk & Cheese (You & Me)

Rating: 5.0

you are chalk & I am cheese;
somehow you became my smorgasbord
while I write poetry on your blackboard

now the truckle is almost-eaten,
our poetry neither scans nor rhymes
yet here we are (if eroded and over-ripe)
sharing the same silvered platter,
wondering how we managed at all to matter;
to travel this far or to be here still at all

thus far to a uniqueness we can't understand
bound as one by a single
dented but infrangible ampersand

you are now cheesy chalk & I
chalky cheese; different textures but
after all these years we've
come together well, haven't we?

September 2022

Monday, January 16, 2023
Topic(s) of this poem: love

An extraordinary poem, brilliant in its own way. The images'chalk' and ‘cheese' are accentuated by use of words/images like smorgasbord and blackboard, and then taken to further heights. (Contd)

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2. The beauty of enigmatic images epitomes in ‘ampersand'. And then the concluding lines steals the readers' heart and mind.

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3. Loved the poem. Top score. And added to Myfav

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M. Asim Nehal 11 May 2023

Superb poem. You have used chalk and cheese in articulate manner

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Rob Lamberton 22 January 2023

An interesting combination, kind of like the cheese packet in a box of macaroni and cheese.

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D.N. Rebb 17 January 2023


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LeeAnn Azzopardi 16 January 2023

A brilliant write TFS

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4. The efforts you have put in to add rhyme and rhythm to the smorgasbord of imagery have not gone in vain, dear poet. Enjoyed.

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