Category Archives: Poetry

Cheesy Poetry

brieMy next speech for Toastmasters is “Speaking to Entertain” … I have to be humorous for 15-20 minutes. Ug.

Anyway, I thought I might do it on food, so was looking for some interesting quotes about food and found this:

“The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
G.K. Chesterton

Well, never one to back away from a writing challenge, I came up with one in about 5 minutes. Could it be the very first poem about cheese?

Ah, the joy of brie,
so good with a cup of tea
the flavor so smokey
…on toast? How hokey!
Yes, that’s the cheese for me!

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This poem was written in 1983 and published in the Spring 1984 issue of Metanoia, the Montgomery High School creative writing magazine. What colour is God? A child with milk mustache asks. Does God have a colour? Is the reply. Mother looks at her young offspring. A loving look met […]

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Orgasm of One

I was cleaning out my fiction and poetry files this weekend in preparation of renewing my efforts and found this weird little poem I wrote on Oct. 16, 1995. In fact, I don’t remember writing it. It’s in my handwriting and I do remember the line about the streamers, but […]

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My love, like …

Another in the series of love poems I wrote in 1988. My love, like the wind,      flows through all. My love, like the ocean,      encompasses a large expance. My love, like the sun,      warms me through           and through. My love, like sand,      is infinite, or           seemingly so. My love,      my […]

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