A feud with food

Because sometimes a few favorite foods can be a pain in the neck … or the head … or the …

A feud with food 

Sensations dark the palate draws,
So tantalizing, yet to harm.
Oh, tempting taste buds, eager jaws,
How do you work your lethal charm?
While morning dawns, without just cause,
Each ray of sun brings red alarm.

Beyond the borders of good sense,
Do I delight in foods taboo.
Off-limits, illness to commence,
For all the pains they put me through.
Rebelling at my own expense,
Go gobble, and it’s déjà vu.

My head does pound, as triggers fire.
Yow, now my vision, it may flash.
While I still struggle to respire,
Engaging neurons wildly clash.
Guns loaded, how things go haywire.
Still of my will I taste such trash.

c2016 by Linda Ann Nickerson

This poem was posted in response to these prompts:

31 Days of Poetry and Writing: Write about some truth which suddenly became crystal clear to you. (25)
Daily Post: “border” (7)
Five-Minute Friday: "eat"
OctPoWriMo: “red” – with “dark,” “tantalizing,” “sensations,” “tempting,” and “taste buds” – HARRISHAM RHYME (25)
Write 31 Days Challenge: When is a time that you have been super excited about something? (25)


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  1. Ah, me thinks you are so right, and yet I indulge and suffer. Im next door to you at FMF.

  2. I've been there before. I used to say I was "allergic" to vegetables, because they would send my stomach into spasms. It's hard to think of some foods as poison because your body doesn't like them.

    I enjoyed your poem.
    Melinda (#34 at FMF)

  3. BuuuurP!
    "Excuse me, but that was a good poem!"