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Signora Teddy's Passion Food Spell

(Teddy speaks:)
Oh, husband, lover, does your heart
no longer flutter at the sight
of your dear Teddy?
Does her form
no longer fuel the old delight
that twirled you into passion’s fit?
Perhaps cruel years have all-too soon
transformed once youthful skin into
That of a shriveled, mildewed prune?

I sputter and assure her, No—
my sluggish hormones simply failed
to tumble and scramble in their former rush;
they rest there in a state of jumble.

OH? too much on your mind, you say?
Ah! you poor man—perhaps you feel
that you might need an antidote
in form of a delicious meal?
Well, let your Teddy knead this dough,
then turn it into magic food
that will restore your absent zest.
Quite soon, this spell should change your mood:

Semolina, Semolina,
you derive from durum wheat;
coarsely ground is winter’s grain,
grade “Single O” is hard to beat.
Just right for making pasta,
highly glutinous it is,
and it offers great cohesion—
which one wouldn’t want to miss.

First, simmer sauce, then boil spaghetti
(I see, his nose already probes—)
now, spicy meatball, do your thing;
true love first through his stomach goes.”

I eat, get tired, and now I want
to sleep off that spaghetti meal—
Dear ladies, now you know for sure,
good food scores over sex appeal.

Now the Magic Chef appears:
Signor GirardoK.

And behold, it came to pass that Teddy entered my kitchen, for she desired to learn about sacred pasta sauce and meetsa balls, ala Italiano. And it came to pass that she desired to learn how to make the spiciest Meatsa-balle and so I showed her:

1. You take a 1 pound of grounde beefa; 1/2 cup of breade crumbs; one egg that you first-a beat-a lightly; ½ cup-a of sacred spaghetti sauce; 1 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of onion flakes.
2. Then you mixest the whole-a Shebang and shape it into 1 inch balls.
3. you bake a those balls in a pan in an oven at 400 degrees for no more and no less than 20 minutes. Then, to save youselfa additional preparation time, dump 1-2 jars of Ragu Sauce into a pan, add the spicy-a-meatsa balls to it and let it simmer. Meanwhile, boil lots of spaghetti. The gang at NeoPoet will love them.
4. Buon Appetito.

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Well good morning dear JK , ha ha how funny, love the accent in this, I laughed all the way through, because if course they weren't meatballs I was cooking in my imagination. My husband says he's only married to me because I'm a good cook! LOL oh you do find the funniest things to write about. Thank you.

Thank you...Teddy

of course you are a great cook! Let me ask you: how long does it take you to boil a 3 minute egg? (I takes me precisely -- 180 seconds.) So, we are on the same wavelength, lol. I'm so glad you are a great audience. I can hear you giggle at all my cornball non-attempts to be funny. I need to cut that out. Imagine an old guy like me, entertaining a 21 year young lady like you . . . . Actually, Lynda thinks I'm funny--and now you think I'm funny too . . . I have been blessed by Thalia, the Muse of comedy. Well, I should go back to tuning my cello and then play "The dying Swan" except that my bad shoulder will have the swan hop and limp this morn. Be happy, dear Teddy. Thanks for reading my nonsense. Enjoy your day, Jerry

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