Food Balancing

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Balance  (posted by Susan)
Explore the possibilities of balance in a new poem.

“You have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance.”
―Ken Kesey

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Rock balancing (Counterbalance) ⚖

I try to eat a balanced meal.
Find third portion missing on plate,
vegetables have lost their appeal.
I try to eat a balanced meal.
Thinking of parents makes me feel
riddled with guilt, vow a clean slate.
I try to eat a balanced meal.
Find third portion missing on plate.

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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13 Responses to Food Balancing

  1. I enjoyed this, especially the repetition. Cool, Sara!

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  2. susanstoo says:

    Our parents’ voices are always in our ears. Perfect parallel of plate and slate.

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  3. therisa says:

    Darn it, those lima beans keep missing my plate, somehow. As my mom tells me, I need to eat them. Sigh.

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  4. Sumana Roy says:

    Aw..Come on! veg should have appeals 😉 Love this form.

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  5. Vivian Zems says:

    Ah! The doors that open from a single plate of food. Loved the reminiscing refrain.

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  6. thotpurge says:

    Veggies I like… but they need a lot of spices to make them interesting!

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  7. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Sometimes balance isn’t so easy to achieve, is it?

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