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A Day In Kitchen! (1 reply)

3 years ago
sidzz_04 3 years ago

One day, it struck to my mind, I
should spend some time in my kitchen-
And, at once, rushed there seeking permission;
From mom to cook a scrumptious snack.

It seemed like a laboratory where
Cooking was an art of experiment; I
thought I'd prepare little stuff yummy;
In order to fill my tempting tummy!

So, the aim was to cook dish delicious
Vessels, spoons and tongs were needed apparatus;
Handful of spices and mixtures added to-
Materials required for finalizing foodstuff.

And I started my procedure, which
Turned out to be messy at initial time;
Sugar and salt seemed same to me,
Ready to roast, but I ran out of lime.

On the stove, the food was in process-
I started looking the surrounding space;
Showing no interest, I started eating lays
Until I received mom’s sudden slaps sprays!

The resultant cuisine was totally new-
Invented by a famous wonderchef, me!
Don't laugh, I have now grown mad, Also
surprised how our mothers cope up, agree?

Susan Katz
3 years ago
Susan Katz 3 years ago

Well done!  And thank you for submitting your "kitchen chaos" poem for consideration for "Featured Poem of the Week."  I very much enjoyed reading it, and have been there myself - kitchen disasters just seem to be part of the creative cooking process!  Have a beautiful day and thank you for being a part of this new and exciting venture for me, https://www.poetladykatz.com

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