Poetry and Short Stories
I hope you enjoy my poetry and short stories I post here.
For Shreveport Foodies
Who knew we would change?
And offer such a food range
Cheers to Mahaffey for leading the way
And Gabriel, Hardette and Pansou for saving the day
Pete Harris Café set the bar
And Orlandeaux‘s tartar sauce is the best by far
Dahn’s garden is an exotic delight
And Athena’s joined in the fight
You can’t forget Lucky Palace at all
Those truffle chicken wings will make you fall
Talk about tantalizing your taste buds
Chianti’s selections are true words
Let me explain a thing or two
How did we get blessed with so many foods?
Ki-Mexico, Parish Taceaux, and Superior Grill
Delight the tongue and leave a thrill
Abby’s Singer’s Bistro in classic Tootie style
Will keep you eating and drinking for a while
There’s Marilyn’s Place, Herby K’s and Crawdaddy’s too
There’s a plethora of foods you can do
I’d be remiss if I don’t say
Try vegan and vegetarian, you might get carried away
Sleep eludes me again
I stare into the darkness of my bedroom
Why do you play with my mind?
I close my eyes and there you are again
I count sheep until they lie down and sleep
I pretend I am in paradise, lying in a cot, enjoying the cool breeze
I’m right there at the edge of sleep and it shies away from me like a wisp of a mist
I want to sleep
I desire to sleep
Yet here I am in the same place each time- entertaining insomnia into the wee hours of the night.
Can we come to an understanding?
Will you give me a moment’s peace so I can rest?
My body is tired, my eyes are dry
Do you have no mercy for me?
Please stay away for just one night
Will you comply or am I left in that void between sleep and restlessness?
As I arise on a cloudy day
I can smell the only thing that keeps me awake
It’s the elixir of the times
And I’m glad I have mines
So many countries produce their own
I drink it with biscuits and sometimes scones
That black liquid with my hands
Is formed to a caramel color with a sweet band
I do love you and you already know that
I need you to perk me up and go to bat
For me each and every day
In each and every way
Coffee, coffee, my morning cry
Thank you, world, for this legal high