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Beauty With The Spice

Beauty With The Spice

He is chained to the floor
But that would be an understatement
He is buried beneath it
But that would be an understatement
He's lodged far below the prison
That is his life chained to a steel
Surface with a contraption
That possesses no key
But even that would be an understatement
His soul itself is being held
For ransom by a miserable mundane
Thing called the 9-5
But yes, that too
Would be an understatement
He's weighing his options
That for him are
Few and far in between
But that would be an understatement
He's cooking in the kitchen
Of course he barely knows how to cook
And that would be an understatement
But that's alright
He'll learn today
So he's got a pot
Sitting at the bottom already
Are a bunch of rotten
Ingredients he never asked for
And that would be an understatement
But he has to make something nice
A dish of beauty with the spice
So he's getting right to work
Adding in the vegetables mixing up the rice
He's got something real
Hot in a pot to the right
So he really has to multitask
And that would be an understatement
Next thing he knows he has
All these things going
It was pretty rough
At first but now he feels like
He's flowing and his hopes keep growing

But... Of course

Shits about to hit the fan
And that would be an understatement
Picture everyone crowding him
Trying to throw their spices in the pot
Tells him it's helping like it or not
So he's on the defense
Blocking spices left and right
While trying to make the best dish ever
But he's clever
And that would be an understatement
Despite all of his obstacles
He's determined to make something nice
A dish of beauty with the spice
So he's getting in the zone
Vision getting foggy
Wax on wax off
Mister Miyagi, blocking hands
And bad vibes like fans from all sides
Until voila!!
He's made a masterpiece

And although we all started off with those rotten ingredients that we never asked for, although it may feel like we're chained to the floor, we still have the choice to make something nice. A dish of beauty with the spice.

And that's an understatement.
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Curious Onlooker

Haha I'm glad to hear it dear Poetess!! I missed you guys too!

A friend, Curious

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Tony Taylor

Dear poet brother CURIOUS!!
A stunningly well crafted piece of poetry.....a difficult rhyme scheme to maintain continuity with.... but... you did it BEAUTIFULLY while keeping a few other 'poetic balls' in the air at the same time....... the narrative ~ double entendre (I believe)...VERY clever (I'll leave it at that).... because, although the subject matter has face value, there's an underlying theme here that begs to be heard!!....... Creating beauty is truly the greatest part of being a poet (in my humble opinion)....... It ultimately leads to Love in all of its facets...... therein lies the secret to being alive at all..... the one true lesson.........LOVE !!.......you, my friend, have been holding out on us!!..... you're a BRILLIANT friggin' poet!!......PINNED for perfection!!......LOVE & ROCKETS!!..........T xo 🐧✴❀

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Curious Onlooker

Tony!! Thanks for the beautiful words my brother, you know I appreciate the feedback!! You read the poem well it is indeed a double entendre! You have the key within hand my friend. Beauty is love is life is art. I came back determined to be better than I've ever been!! Nothing but love and rockets my friend!

Onlooker and always a friend,Β 
Curious

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Anonymo

Pretty much what Tony said ^^^, excellent job bro. I was wondering what was next the whole time lol.Β 

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Curious Onlooker

This is indeed what poetry is about, art connection to other poets, a vibration on a higher frequency!!Β 

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Baby Canary

**READ THIS** If you read no other comment today Curious read this one. I believe you have a gift, a real talent that can be used to change the world and you've been holding it on standby, if no one has told you already, get this talent in action! I mean like today because a wise man once told me that what you fail to make use of, god will take away from you and I'd hate to see such a beautiful tool go to waste. Write a book, start public speaking, make a blog. Please don't ever take what you have in this life for granted. I love you and definitely give this comment some consideration bro. Take care dear poet!! XoXo Baby

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Curious Onlooker

Wow!! I never thought I'd get a message like this but I certainly appreciate it. Thank you Baby!! I'm absolutely honored that you think what I do is a talent worthy of that kind of praise. I give all the credit to both the spirit and the universe within and without. I absolutely agree that you loose what you don't use and I promise that in some way shape or form this talent will change lives!!!

A friend, Curious

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Curious!Β  Oh my gosh this is such a powerful and amazing poem!Β  Tony read this to me aloud a few minutes ago and it blew me away...The underlining message I felt about focusing on love and all the other things in life can be overcome....like the bad ingredients still being able to make something good....It is about perception and effort....and the right focus!Β  The every day nine to five job and things in life that make us feel held down, can be overcome by choices and attitude....This is so well put together...This should win an award of highest caliber judging....You keep inspiring and showing us how it is done!Β  Love n Hugs, xoΒ 

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Curious Onlooker

I had a feeling you would like it! Thanks dear Cherie always appreciative of your words. I'm glad Tony like it as well! I might just have to enter it into a contest of sorts if folks feel that highly of it. I can't thank you enough your support makes me strive to be even better! Much much love!

Good friend and fellow poet CO

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Syd

Sounds like a recipe for life that we can all relate to. Brilliantly thought out.

- SydΒ 

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