David Whalen

Gold Star - 5,605 Points (5/18/38 / Covington Kentucky)

Recipe For My Poetry - Poem by David Whalen


Recipe For My Poetry:

! Cup of release from reality
2 tbsps of too much time on one’s hands
As many cups of McDonald’s coffee you wish
So easy! No pots and no pans…
A generous pinch of ego
A lot of long lost dreams
Some healthy bites of breakfast burrito
Not a lick of respect and self-esteem…
1/2 cup of feeling of failure
4 shot glasses of Tennessee Honey
Smidgeon of feeling of being put out to pasture
Mixed lightly with a minimum of money…
A dollop of overblown sentimentality
A handful of memories and loss
A pinch of penance and a spritz of banality
Add a bit of joy…at never having a boss…
Stir in with a grin, lots of rainbows and sunshine
Blend in memories of days warm and sunny
Don’t skimp a bit when adding red wine
And don’t forget… 6 shots of Tennessee Honey…
Blend these ingredients all into one
Then pour them all into an open mind
Then set it aside…til you think that it’s done
Might want to moisten it, with a bit more red wine…
Dust it a bit with some cinnamon and cynicism
Make sure it’s firm…not too dry or runny
If it doesn’t measure up to your very own criticism
Just moisten it up with another cup
…Of good ol’ Tennessee Honey…

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Recipe For My Poetry by David Whalen

  • Pamela Sinicrope (9/3/2015 5:42:00 PM)


    I like this one... But stop drinking coffee from MacDonald's! : ; (Report) Reply

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  • Kim Barney (9/3/2015 5:11:00 PM)


    good ol’ Tennessee Honey…

    This poem is really funny!
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 3, 2015



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