Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Simmering (Nov 13 Prompt: Recipe)


Start with 1
39-Year-Old-
Adulterated Cynic

then add 1
The Most Beautiful
Woman in the World,

then divide their time
by 3 children
of various ages
and temperaments.

Place all ingredients
into a 1,000-square foot
house,
let simmer
until overflowing,
then pour contents
into a larger house.

Add assorted
dogs and cats
to the mix
to suit your taste,

continue cooking
through homework projects,
overflowing plumbing,
summertime cookouts,
improvised Christmas traditions -

Season with tears,
sweeten with laughter.

Keep this recipe
simmering
year after year,
and let it
fill your house
with an inviting,
irresistible scent,

and always welcome
everyone in.

Bon Appetit!

[Posted for #OpenLinkNight at www.dversepoets.com - my poetry home away from home on the internet, #novpad]


14 comments:

  1. A delightfully sweet recipe! Love it!!

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  2. I simply love this. <3 I feel like a better person now, for having read this, and having followed this recipe for years. :D

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  3. Life with family... a unique flavor daily... kind of like manna... only different.

    I hope you will consider joining me and many others for this year's gratitude quilt. you can learn more about it by reading the top of my blog. It would be lovely to see your words included... it is not a place for poetry... but an opportunity to express what you are grateful for in a single moment.

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  4. Sounds like a recipe to share... passed down in the family, huh? = )

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  5. smiles...makes for a beautiful recipe i think....i got it...minus one kid....insert nerf swords and various projectiles....ha....fun man...

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  6. Oh I love this! I may have to keep this recipe on hand, share it with friends and family and plaster it on my wall. Well done.

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  7. This is definitely a recipe for an enjoyable life.

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  8. adored this! fun and whimsical...nicely done!

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  9. you know...that sounds like a tasteful recipe for a fulfilled life...smiles

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  10. Anonymous12:26 PM

    the best recipe ever! :) God bless you and yours! -deb

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  11. Perfect analogy!! Nicely penned!

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  12. I'll share your special poem with my husband. Job well done.

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  13. a recipe for the very best of feasts! love it.

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  14. Awww... this one made me smile! A delicious recipe, indeed! :-)

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