Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Lover's Revenge

Mag 56 - inspiration picture provided by http://magpietales.blogspot.com/

Your skin is translucent like a dame so fair
I peel you to reveal your inner sweet  layer
Then I chop your heart into a million pieces
As your elegantly sweet fragrance releases

I wrap you with a foil hug, roasting you in thyme
I am your cruelest lover, but still you think I am fine
You come bursting out of your translucent skin
Revealing your wonderous flavour within

You are my secret lover, I toast you, salute you
We celebrate with a goblet o' wine or two
I savour your flavour, but you do me no favour
Because all secret relationships come with a waiver

You are my cruelest lover....for the very next day
People won't speak to me, my breath has betrayed
I scrub my teeth, brush them and floss some more
But there you remain like a stubborn cold sore

So is this what you call your sweet revenge?
It doesn't matter.....I would do it again!
Next time I will share you with all of my friends
That way we ALL have bad breath in the end.

© Sherry Irvine – March 8, 2011


  1. Wonderful and clever and I LOVE it.

  2. Yep, the only way to eat it is to make sure everyone else does too.

  3. Cute!! Love it!

  4. Wonderful poetry!

    I really like how we all take different paths for the same picture!

    viscous time

  5. Yes indeed. The foil hug is the best image in the poem.

  6. 'all secret relationships come with a waiver' .. those words are just great!!! And true!!!