Bri Edwards

Gold Star - 6,935 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

Meals I‘ve Enjoyed, Prepared By My Wife ……. [What It Says; Personal] Poem by Bri Edwards

This is a rare poem topic, in that it was suggested by my wife,
who rarely shows any interest at my poetry pursuits.
But I guess that’s fair, given that I’ve little interest in HER life.
Oops! I’d better watch what I say; she may feed me walnut shells.... and oak roots!

At times I’m accused of not savoring my meals. Food put on my plate has no time to spoil.
Most of the plants and meats she cooks are organic and cooked with olive oil.
She’s compared me to a ravenous dog. At least she doesn’t say “Food you waste.”
She is skilled with knives, and pots and pans. Rarely does she cook in haste.

BUT she’d probably say that meals I enjoy most …..are those needing little time to cook.
She pleases me with salmon and sometimes codfish, caught in the wild with net or hook.
I gobble the fried rice (made with pre-cooked rice) , or pasta (with pre-made sauce) . Oh boy! !
These are but a few of the meals which, ......each night I enjoy.

Pork and chicken she cooks well. I prefer them with NO bones to get in my way.
And well-cooked veggies, of at least two colors, make for a tasty meal display.
Anything containing ground beef is nice; adding eggs can make it “better”.
Carrots and broccoli we have a lot, and beets sometimes to make a meal redder.

Some foods she rarely cooks, but, WHEN she cooks, she cooks quite well....
are potatoes (white, purple, or red-orange) , and corn, and peas; they are a treat.
Desserts at home are VERY rare, but sometimes she makes hotcakes which are swell.
But, JUST ONCE, cake, pie, and ice cream for a WHOLE day I’d love to eat.

(March 10,2014)

Submitted: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Edited: Monday, April 14, 2014

Topic of this poem: food

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

i care more about my wife's life than she cares about my poetry! ! :) bri

i forgot to say:
'when i wrote this poem with pen and paper (NOT pots and pans) i had each stanza with the abab rhymes scheme [first and third lines rhyming and second and fourth lines rhyming]. BUT i didn't like the sound of it! ! ! ! ! ! i therefore switched the order of lines in stanzas 2,3, and 4, so i then had aabb, without changing the wording of the lines. i hope you approve.' bri

AND FURTHERMORE (April 14, '14) i have revised this poem and incorporated most of it into the following newer poem:

'Gourmet Meals AKA My Wife, The Cook …… [A Poem Suggested By My Wife; Personal; FOOD; A Little LONG]' to look?
help yourself to 'seconds'.

Comments about this poem (Meals I‘ve Enjoyed, Prepared By My Wife ……. [What It Says; Personal] by Bri Edwards )

  • Rookie - 347 Points Danny Draper (4/16/2014 7:42:00 AM)

    Homage to your dear wife and her caring culinary creativity has opened a window on your appetite and its lovingly prepared healthy eats, even though you are obviously denied, but still hanker after long lost and lamented sweets. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 25,578 Points Akhtar Jawad (4/14/2014 11:13:00 PM)

    Oh! I thought it's me, narrating my wife. What a lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,141 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (4/14/2014 12:07:00 AM)

    A scrumptious poem that goes well with yor profile pic. I also love tasty foods. One of them is Indian Beet 'n' meat stew. And hav u tried samosa? Hey and nice to know other peoples who use olive oil. That is a very Islamicaly recomended oil very much encouraged by Islamic-nutritionists for its fat free quality and many other benefits. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,281 Points Valsa George (4/11/2014 11:13:00 PM)

    There is ' method in your madness' Bri..... I mean there is consistency in what you say....(your favourite dishes and what your wife cooks for you) From your poems what I gather most is about your eating habits.... you never waste food... your wife shows no haste in cooking... If she puts her heart and soul into her culinery art, she is an expert cook... kitchen and its premises are your favourite haunt.... you'll be ready at the dining table waiting for your next meal... ravenous! Enjoyed! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,246 Points John Westlake (4/10/2014 10:48:00 PM)

    Sounds like Bri is making my hungry! And why not, it's your right. Have often dreamed of days when I could just eat constantly and never put on any weight. If only I could (Report) Reply

Read all 5 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]