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Forever Pickled Love ~ a Poem

Updated on July 19, 2013

Forever Pickled Love

Oh, how I have longed for your looks

Fresh as the misty morning dew

Through midday breaks of summer sunshine

With some comrade- the hot bloody stew.

Many moons I have missed you at dinnertime

Like the lemony salt on a cocktail glass

Yet chili kisses kept lingered on my lips

When there is just you and all is fine

I am pickled tickled down my hips.

So then, I wandered to the streets today

Bathed in sweat from the mighty rays

I glanced upon you out of the blue

You said, “Hello”; you know my ways.

Touching your body in tempo to my heartbeat

I asked, “How much?”

“Five Ninety-nine”, oh boy, it’s worth of you

You came along, I held you home

And set an iced Coke on a table for two.

Sweet and sour, each sense I desire of you

From which yourself delightfully evoke

And feel the crunch with some crispy rinds

Oh sweet, should we elope?

Uninvited guest, this jealous fly

Humming above you and I

She craves a taste of you, I so know why

I must not share you.

Only I, only I.


© Marites Mabugat, "Forever Pickled Love" -a Poem, 07.18.2013

I LOVE PICKLED GREEN PAPAYA (other names- Achara or Atsara)
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    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Achara! Achara! Achara! I have missed this back home at the mercado after a Sunday mass, so with the other papaya salad and seaweed salad filling up basins.

      Thank you CrisSp! I'll get you a jar. :)

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      You have picked this pickled hub to read, thank you so much, Jackie! You gave me a smile!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      It's all from the heart, jhamann. I really missed this achara pickled salad until I found it. So, I'll be hitting that store when the jar is empty.

      Thank you for your visit. I wish you could have some of it!

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      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lol! I hope you enjoy your pickles. You reminded me of my beloved grandma who makes delicious achara at home when she was alive. I miss her dearly.

      And this hub my friend is very creative.


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      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Can't wait to read more. Unique style, I like it.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 years ago from Reno NV

      Very well written poem, your use of metaphor and imagery is fantastic. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you, btrbell, Gypsy Rose, and aviannovice. Your comments make me smile! Pickled cheers!

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I have never read anything so enchanting, yet so confounding, too...

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Just delightful and well pickled.

    • btrbell profile image

      Randi Benlulu 

      5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Funny! Loved it! Thank you! Up++

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hello Mhatter!

      I was just so into this favourite flavourful thing of mine that got me to write a poem 'bout it, well, almost. ;)


      ~ Pickled Tickled Tess

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi Faith Reaper,

      Thanks a lot for enjoying this "delicious" poem, lol. I really enjoy this sweet/sour appetizer called "Achara" (pickled green papaya). One day, I'll learn to make my own.

      Pickled love,

      Tess :)

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Very enjoyable. thank you

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Tess,

      You are a delight with your "pickled" love. I always stand in awe of your gift of writing poetry. It really captures one's heart and keeps one there enjoying each word and line! Great photo there, yum, that pickled love : )

      You're the best! I have missed you, but I am glad you are here this day!

      Voted up ++++ and sharing


      Faith Reaper


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