A Flame-Grilled Poem

Thursday, January 27, 2011
Today at lunch time, you and I met again,
I called for you and I am really glad that you came,
You're brought in and instantly you demand my attention,
I truly simply can't describe this most fatal attraction!

"Money please," I am told, and I become fully aware
That our feelings were never mutual but I don't really care.
The excitement and anticipation just builds up inside
And I succumb to the hunger that I can no longer fight.

I lay you out in your yellow coat and this just drives me mad.
For me, you will always be the best I've ever had.
The pieces that you show make me want for more.
I really must confess that you rock me to the core!

You give me all these choices of how I want you to be,
I want you mild, as always....today, no hot charms for me.
I really wish you and I could always be together
But I know that this moment can never last forever.

We are finally done and I await our next meet
And hope that such gathering will be ever as sweet.
So you see, Mr Nando's, you are my only vice...
I am especially keen on your strips and spicy rice!

P.S. Nando's is a South African fast food franchise, supposedly of Portuguese/Mozambican descent. They specialise in chicken dishes with lemon and herb, mild (medium), hot and extra hot peri-peri marinades. If you happen to know what Nando's is, kudus to you! You are living in one of the luckiest 30 countries over 5 continents in the world. (This according to Wikipedia.)

Disclaimer: Nando's did not pay me to play poet to their strips and spicy rice. In fact, all I had from Nando's was what I had for lunch. And I paid R35.95 (roughly $5-6) for it. But it doesn't mean I'm not gonna let them know about it. I wanna be MADE! LOL! As the chick who has flame-grilled chickens on her mind.

Today I am a poet for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop prompt #2: Write a love poem to a favourite food.

Happy eating!

6 caring thoughts:

  1. Nice poem, never heard of that particular food before!

    Stopping by from writer's workshop. Here's the link to ours if you get a chance to stop by: http://zemeks.blogspot.com/2011/01/pizza-trail-mix-bread-pudding-poems.html

  1. jaynelc said...:

    God, I LOVE Nandos SO much! In the past, my Husband has offered to take me to fancy restaurants and I've passed in favour of going and getting a lemon and herb chicken breast in pitta, with peri fries and spicy rice. And the perinaise, OH THE PERINAISE!

    I may need to go to Nandos for lucnh today!

  1. Awesome take on Mama's prompt! I used the same one, but I wrote an ode to a stale cookie! Would love to see what you think if you have time today! Great job! Love the pics..now I'm hungry!

  1. I can't take all of these food related posts today! I'm going to so cheat on the diet I'm not even on today!

  1. Ginny Marie said...:

    I've never heard of Nando's, but it sounds delicious -- especially the chicken with lemon and herbs. Yum!

  1. lisa said...:

    That was a totally great poem! You should seriously write jingles for a living... Yum! You had me drooling!