The Taste of my Own Medicine

I was able to combine three prompts into one poem.

For today’s prompt, write a taste poem.

Weekend Writing Prompt #254 — Yodel.

NaPoWriMo Day Ten, a love poem.

The Taste of my Own Medicine

I’ve chewed the bitter pill— Lipitor’s awful
but not as bad as testing the smoke detector battery
with my pink flesh completing the circuit,
leaving metallic electricity.

My mother would wash my mouth out with soap,
my wife left strawberry wax and cigarettes on my lips,
but for love, nothing tastes like Swiss Cake Rolls
except Yodels.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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16 Responses to The Taste of my Own Medicine

  1. What a fantastic conglomeration of prompts allowing a peek into your life. Thank you for sharing and very well-written by the way. 😉

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  2. Love the cute poem. The pic makes my stomach clench.

    On Sun, Apr 10, 2022 at 4:56 PM Bartholomew Barker, Poet wrote:

    > Bartholomew Barker posted: ” I was able to combine three prompts into one > poem. For today’s prompt, write a taste poem. Weekend Writing Prompt #254 — > Yodel. NaPoWriMo Day Ten, a love poem. The Taste of my Own Medicine I’ve > chewed the bitter pill— Lipitor’s awfulbu” >

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  3. BTW, you made me look up some stuff.

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  4. Love it, well done and I am now inspired to try this as well! 🤗

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  5. Love Swiss Cake rolls too and Twinkies. 😊

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  6. Cassa Bassa says:

    My mouth is now filled with weird taste.

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