JN: A Leafy Affair

NaPoWriMo Challenge Prompt Week 6:

Today, I challenge you to write a poem about food. This could be a poem about a particular food, or about your relationship to food in general. Or it could simply be a poem relating an incident that involves food, like David Ignatow’s “The Bagel”. Still not convinced? Perhaps these thirteen food poems will give you some inspiration.

First there is a steaming hot mountain of rice    
The kind that is fragrant, fluffy and nice,
Every grain cooked perfectly,
Did I mention it was fluffy?
           
The mountain of rice is then topped with curry,
This curry is cooked with just the right amount of spice,
It is what makes it yummy,
There are mild curries for those who can't take spicy.

With this rice and curry, vegetables are aplenty,
For those who want to be healthy
Or like their greens,
By this point you are almost bursting at the seams.

You are then presented with your options of meat,
Without it, this meal is not complete,
I personally prefer Mutton        
Which will sometimes make you feel like a glutton

Rasam, or Indian soup is given as an accompaniment,
It is a little cup of heaven,
You can drink it just like that or pour it on you rice,
Either way it still tastes nice

A side of papadam to enhance the meal,
It pretty much seals the deal,
Its crunchy texture adds to this deliciousness,
It never fails to impress.

This meal is a special meal,
I'm told it has the power to heal,
Served on a piece of banana leaf,
It has the power to be a stress relief.

 - JN
12.50pm, 28/6/2016 (Tuesday)
Home, Kelana Jaya


JN is the one who doesn't take chances, but she's working on that. She's powering through life, one day at a time. Even with all that life throws her, you'll always see her with a smile. She's a hopeless romantic, hopeless beyond repair. You may say she's a dreamer, but she's got her feet on the ground.

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