This post it a response to: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/weekly-writing-challenge-recipe/
It’s a poem/recipe that tells you how to make me…but not really. It was really fun to write, and I hope you enjoy.
A Recipe For Me
A recipe for me?
Talk about a recipe for disaster.
But, very well, since you asked. (You might want to get out a pencil.)
Let’s see…where would I start….ah, I know.
To begin, you’ll need a spoon,
A hollow book, a knife
And a whole lot of patience.
Patience! Oh yes, that should be the first ingredient.
Makes for a wonderful foundation, it does.
Oh no, wait, I almost forget. I’m making me.
Start with love. Roll it into a little ball, nice and hard.
How much? Oh, I don’t know.
With me, things are never as exact as I wish them to be.
Now, around that little ball, just jab in a few choice words
Oh, it doesn’t matter which, I love most words
Now set it in the book
Next, you’ll need some confusion, just pour it all in
Mmm, smells nice….or does it?…Oh, goodness, no, it doesn’t…what is that?
(Just hold your nose during that part if you need to)
Next, you should grab your spoon and dip it into a jar of modesty
Dump that spoonful into the book
Don’t bother trying to make it even, it’s normal for it to clump in places
You should also toss in a lot of salt water,
Because this recipe tends to leak a lot
Even when it tries not to
Now, the next part you have to do really fast
No reason, really, just for effect
A handful of dreams,
A dash of fear,
A love to dance
(But no skills here)
A pinch of this,
A drop of that
Throw it in and
Watch it splat!
Now close the book
And start to shake
The sloshing means
It’s ready to bake!
Now, that was fun, wasn’t it?
(It helps if you turn on the radio really loud
And dance around like crazy while you shake)
When you open the book,
After shaking for a few minutes,
You should see something that resembles a cake
– Sort of –
Grab a brand new jar of niceness and kindness (any brand will do)
Smell it to make sure it’s fresh
Then put some peanut butter in the jar
Stir it a little with your spoon
What’s that you asked?
Peanut butter makes everything better.
Then spread on the mixture with your knife
Nice and smooth, make sure it covers everything
Garnish it with a sprinkle of patience,
Maybe a few pencils,
Now, you’re almost done.
One last ingredient
And, it’s the most important, of course
So don’t be shy with it
Really, just pile it on there
Mm, smells nice
The ingredient that holds it all together
A big heaping of hope.