"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Twisted Temptation

The sweet and sour
first meet on my lips
in a twisted flirtation.

The pink fluff
sweetens my tongue
while the tart turns it bitter.

I peel back the covering
seeking to consume
each delicate crumb.

Each bite brings
me closer to a
sugary demise.

Damn my diabetic disease
that rages in numbers!
I am doomed to a life unsweetened.

©Susie Clevenger 2012
Ella challenged us at Real Toads
to write on food. I wrote on my nemesis


Mystic_Mom said...

Ouch...diabetes is a bad one. Glad you are managing it with some humor, your poem really is sweet!

Laurie Kolp said...

Each bite brings me closer to a sugary demise

... I love that line. Diabetes or low blood sugar or whatever else applies... but it's so darn tempting. I do hate coming down from a sugar high, though.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Sweets are my nemesis too, Susie......and they are definitely winning the battle of the bulge........I love your poem and the cupcake looks amazing.......

Ella said...

I know all too well, this twisted
temptation. I have the juvenile kind...sucks the fun out of a party~

This looks glorious....yum! I loved your take on the prompt...it says so much about how I feel, some day!

Glad you joined in! ;D

Luke Prater said...

Damn my diabetic disease
that rages in numbers!
I am doomed to a life unsweetened.

brilliant closure... love the tercets too... sweet (sorry). And sorry truly to hear you have diabetes. Hope you're coping with that OK my friend

Kerry O'Connor said...

That is the most delicious looking cupcake I've seen in a long time.
But sugar is poison they say...

Grace said...

Sugar is poison and the cause of some diseases. I can relate to the life unsweetened ~ Lovely take on the prompt ~

Hannah said...

Oh, that would be so difficult. I have a sweet tooth, too. Susie you wrote the sweet and sour of this so well, I felt my taste buds curling and salivary glands working!! :)

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