Lee John Siebritz

Rookie (12 March 1985 / Cape Town)

Preparing Dinner - Poem by Lee John Siebritz

I watch the pot on the stove

Water is overspilling

The rice is cooking

With bubbles galore


I smother chicken in sauce

Sauce that is made up of green pepper, black pepper and onions

Accompanied with that is the All in one spice.

Watch out for the toilet paper


The spices start talking

The chicken gets fried

The smell of breyani echoes through the house

I chop the potatoes as well as the carrots


I open up McCain veggies

And distribute it with the food

I put more spices in and the McCain veggies

Gets assimilated into the food


The pot is filled with colours

The steam fills the house

The brown chicken starts talking to the yellow potatoes

So does the carrots

The rice is strained

It rises to the core

I use tastic rice

Because it is the best out of them all

I set the table with plates

And it is ready to be filled

One by one they get dished out

First the rice (centered) and then the potatoes and chicken

Ice cream is served as desert

Coca-Cola is poured into glasses

The sweet taste bubbles in my mouth

The hot food burns my mouth

While the cold drink soothes its pain

I smother tomatoes and onions with vinegar

And serve them next to the food

The sauce gives the tongue extra kick

And goes down with a good drink


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 21, 2005



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