Barry Conway


Mr Chocolatey - Poem by Barry Conway

MR CHOCOLATEY

I EAT CHOCOLATE IT IS TRUE
OF EVERY COLOUR OF EVERY HUE
I CAN'T RESIST AND NOR CAN YOU
THE TEMPTRESS STICKS TO US LIKE GLUE

JUST THE SMELL IS SO DIVINE
WHETHER POOR IN QUALITY OR REFINED
1'LL GIVE YOU A PIECE FROM TIME TO TIME
BUT DON'T EVER FORGET THESE BARS ARE MINE

I KNOW THAT I NEED TO LOSE SOME WEIGHT
BUT IF I SEE CHOCOLATE I DON'T HESITATE
OR LEAVE THE LAST PIECE UPON MY PLATE
LET'S FACE IT YOU CAN'T BATTLE FATE

FOR OVER ME ITS POWER GROWS
EACH TIME TASTED OR SMELT BY NOSE
FOR I'M LOST TO ITS SWEET REPOSE
I'VE CHOCOLATE STAINS ON MY CLOTHES

THAT'S WHY I HAVE NEVER MARRIED
NEVER HESITATED, NEVER TARRIED
BOUGHT IN BULK AND PAID THE CARRIAGE
JUST WOOFED IT DOWN AND NEVER WORRIED

IF I VISIT MAKE SURE YOU HAVE GOT
CHOCOLATE, NOT A LITTLE BUT A LOT
OR MY GOOD HUMOUR WILL BE FORGOT
AND OUT THE DOOR SO QUICK I'LL TROT

I LIKE THE WAY IT MELTS SO SLOW
AND FILLS YOUR MOUTH WITH ITS WARM GLOW
IT GIVES SUCH PLEASURE IN ITS FLOW
THE TASTE OF HEAVEN IN ITS TOW

YOU CAN SMELL IT FROM QUITE A DISTANCE
DO NOT FIGHT IN SMALL RESISTANCE
BUT HURRY TO ITS SWEET PERSISTENCE
AND DIVE RIGHT IN AND JOIN THE DANCE

PUT THE SQUARES UPON MY FACE
CLOSE THE CURTAINS, LOCK UP THE PLACE
ENJOY THE PLEASURE WITHOUT DISGRACE
EAT IT SLOWLY AND GAIN ITS GRACE.

SHARE A CHOCOLATE BAR WITH ME
CHEW EACH SQUARE IN ECSTASY
AND SHARE OUR MOMENT IN SECRECY
AND GUARD DESIRES RELIGIOUSLY


FEEL THE BAR UPON YOUR HAND
WRAPPED IN FOIL, NAME ANY BRAND
AND I'LL LEAD YOU TO THE PROMISED LAND
YOU'LL ENTER A WORLD YOU'LL UNDERSTAND

FOR THE PLEASURES OF THE FLESH ARE FEW
AND NEVER STAY LONG AND WITHOUT RENEW
BUT CHOCOLATE IS STRONG, PURE AND TRUE
IT ALWAYS STAYS INSIDE OF YOU

SO NOW YOU SEE I AM AN ADDICT
COMPLETELY GONE, A CHOC FANATIC
JUST GIVE ME A BAR OR I'LL BE MANIC
AND TREMBLE IN WITHDRAWAL PANIC

I UNDERSTAND THERE'S NO HOPE FOR ME
I EAT CHOCOLATE CONSTANTLY
WITH EVERY MEAL AND MY TEA
THAT'S WHY I'M MR CHOCOLATEY.

TO CHOCOLATE THEN I AM A SLAVE
FOR EVERY HOUR I DO CRAVE
GIVE ME SOME OR I'LL MISBEHAVE
I'LL EAT IT TILL I'M IN MY GRAVE


NOW I KNOW I'M NEAR TO DEATH
COME LISTEN CLOSE TO MY LAST BREATH
A DOUBLE SIZE GRAVE WILL BE MY DRESS
WRAPPED IN FOIL TO KEEP ME FRESH.

Topic(s) of this poem: food


Comments about Mr Chocolatey by Barry Conway

  • Bri Edwards (10/10/2017 3:03:00 PM)

    interrupting my reading for an important question: did you mean to use the 1 digit instead of I? ?

    1'LL GIVE YOU A PIECE FROM TIME TO TIME ...................

    favorite lines so far:

    FOR OVER ME ITS POWER GROWS
    EACH TIME TASTED OR SMELT BY NOSE
    FOR I'M LOST TO ITS SWEET REPOSE
    I'VE CHOCOLATE STAINS ON MY CLOTHES .....if my mate complains of a food spot on my clothes, i'm apt to remind her that people pay MONEY to get clothes with spots, stripes, zigzags, etc.

    speaking of GOOD HUMOUR, are you familiar with Good Humor ice cream bars? ? ?
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    1920

    Our delicious history started in 1920 in Youngstown, Ohio, when confectioner Harry Burt created a chocolate coating compatible with ice cream. His daughter was the first to try it. Her verdict? It tasted great, but was too messy to eat.

    Burt’s son suggested freezing the sticks used for their Jolly Boy Suckers (Burt’s earlier invention) into the ice cream to make a handle and things took off from there.

    The Good Humor name came from the belief that a person’s humor, or temperament, was related to the humor of the palate (a.k.a., your sense of taste) . And we still believe in great-tasting, quality products.

    Soon after the Good Humor bar was created, Burt outfitted a fleet of twelve street vending trucks with freezers and bells from which to sell his creation. The first set of bells came from his son’s bobsled. Good Humor bars have since been sold out of everything from tricycles to push carts to trucks.
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    more favorite lines:

    LIKE THE WAY IT MELTS SO SLOW
    AND FILLS YOUR MOUTH WITH ITS WARM GLOW
    IT GIVES SUCH PLEASURE IN ITS FLOW
    THE TASTE OF HEAVEN IN ITS TOW

    i 'love' good rhyming, as well as Good Humor (the ice cream products AND jocularity) .

    this line gave me a good laugh: PUT THE SQUARES UPON MY FACE.......though i admit to thinking of both chocolate and a woman after reading it, together or separately.

    and more:

    I UNDERSTAND THERE'S NO HOPE FOR ME
    I EAT CHOCOLATE CONSTANTLY
    WITH EVERY MEAL AND MY TEA

    and.............

    A DOUBLE SIZE GRAVE WILL BE MY DRESS


    a fantastic trip through your addiction! can i interest you in this five pound bar? that's a bit over two kg. cheap. and just off the truck from Switzerland. you KNOW you can't resist!


    I've found a new star of poetry and humour! you on your side of the pond and me here in northern California. and, in India, my budding protege, Valsa George, raises her head.

    TO MYPOEMLIST ASAP.

    BRI ;) :))))))))))))))))))))
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    Barry Conway(10/10/2017 5:13:00 PM)

    Thank you Bri,
    It gave me a great deal of pleasure writing it.
    Ican see you like a challenge.
    Read my poem MASTERPIECE.
    It has a hidden message in it. I think you will probable get it.
    For more humour read WHO KNOWS.
    Thanks.
    Barry

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 10, 2017



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