My Mother's Cooking

February 20, 2011
By the_sparrow SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
the_sparrow SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss


I was raised to love my mother's cooking
I savored every bite.
I surrendered to the smell of it
I marveled at the sight.

For years I ate my mother's cooking
I found myself content.
For years I read her recipes
I asked not what they meant.

Then one day I went out to eat
Yes, I went out to dine.
I did not know these recipes
I found the food was fine.

One day my mother cooked for me
I did not like the taste.
I would not eat my mother's meal
And the pot was gone to waste.


The author's comments:
Try to find the deeper meaning. What are your 'recipes'?

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on Nov. 24 2012 at 2:13 pm
the_sparrow SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
8 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss

Thanks! Oh, and usually when you're submitting a poem or article, it will give you the chance to attach a pic. A box comes up with a list of options I think...Yes? haha sorry I can't be of any more help!

on Nov. 23 2012 at 6:56 pm
PandaBearLouise16 BRONZE, Lyndonville, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
LOUD NOISES!
I love lamp.....
IM KICKIN MY @$$ DOYA MIND???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

haha i love this one!!! :) and i have a question..........weird place to be asking i know but how do i put a picture up on a poem i typed on here with my comp., and what i mean is, how do i attach a photo with my poem??? please help me........

on Apr. 6 2011 at 8:11 am
dontforget GOLD, Cortland, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The best things in life are left unseen. That's why we close our eyes when we cry, kiss, and dream."

I really like this!

on Apr. 5 2011 at 6:59 pm
ossiecastro5 PLATINUM, A Single Light In, New Jersey
39 articles 9 photos 68 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'm not saying anything, I'm just saying.

This was good. It had a good meaning to it too.

leafy said...
on Apr. 1 2011 at 6:53 pm
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

great poem i liked the symbolism and the not-stupid rhyming. keep up the good work!

on Mar. 29 2011 at 4:48 pm
chocolate_kisses, Pampa, Texas
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I completely agree with yourADDICTION. Such a simple poem, such a profound message! Keep writing, love your stuff :)

on Mar. 6 2011 at 6:19 pm
yourADDICTION BRONZE, Ontario, California
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ggrowing up. you realiz theres a world outside your bedroom window and the corner store there things besides your mothers cooking .growing up to explore . i love it.


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