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Sundae Satisfaction - poem

Updated on December 22, 2012
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Who says sundaes are just for kids? Adults can enjoy them too.


What’s your favorite? Hot fudge? Butterscotch? One scoop or two? Three? You devil!


Sundae Satisfaction


Cold mounds of deliciousness
Smooth sweet syrup
slides down slowly
Soft peak of whipped topping

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Single cherry
balanced carefully on top
You hesitate to disturb
something so beautiful

Just the cherry to start
A bit of topping clings to it
You place the candied fruit
On the tip of your eager tongue

That first taste
Brings a smile to your lips
Childlike and giddy
It leaves you wanting more

You give in to desire
Just a little taste
The tip of your spoon
A nick in the firm cream

Flavors grace your tongue
Sweet topping
Cold cream
melting in your mouth

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You dig in
deeper this time
Syrup dripping from your spoon
Gets on your chin

Biting cold goes to your head
You don’t care
Flavors are melding
Heaven dancing on your tongue

Mounds begin to soften
As their temperature rises
Easier now to take from them
Heaping spoonful after spoonful

The bite of the cold is less now
You wipe your chin
Digging in again
Slowly but deeply

Fullness is creeping in
But you continue
You can’t stop now
So close to finishing

Greedily you search
For every last bite
Only sweet liquid remains
Of cream once firm and cold

You cast off the spoon
Hands on the dish
You raise it to your lips
Drinking every last drop

Satisfaction!


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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      AudreyHowitt - Thank you.. One of my goals is to write about things in new and different ways. Each time I try to go a little more outside my comfort zone. Glad you enjoyed this.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Such a refreshing read! Lovely Dana

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      margaretdefelice - Losing yourself in a piece of writing is always is always a wonderful feeling. So is losing yourelf in a sundae! Glad I got you lost for a while. Sorry for giving you the munchies. :)

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      Margaret "Mags" DeFelice 4 years ago from Philadelphia

      One of the signs that I like a piece of writing is that I get so into it, I feel the emotions of the writer or character. Let's just say I will probably crave ice cream for the rest of the evening!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Daisy - thank you so much. you are such a wonderfully supportive friend. so nice to know you think enough of my work to inlude me in the group. ... hugs!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Dana,

      I came back to read your *double meaning* poem again and share it with a poetry group I joined.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      web923 - Fantastic! Seems like this would be a great poem to hang outside of an ice cream parlor. Hmm... :)

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      Bill Blackburn 4 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

      Hah... you got me smiling and craving one of those sundaes. Well done Dana!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Debbie! ... I really did have a sundae craving last night. or really any time i think of one! i had to settle for homemade chocolate fudge instead. yum!

      Have a Wonderful Christmas

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Dana delicious.. mmmmm I love it I can taste every bite.. I am headed to the kitchen..lol..

      Merry Christmas

      Debbie

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Gypsy Rose Lee - Thanks for the compliment and for sharing! I hope you got some toppings to go withthat ice cream :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Delightful. Now I'm gonna have to buy the store out of ice cream. lol Passing this on.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Laurinzo - so glad you enjoyed this on the level that you did. that is what I love about poetry. it can take you so many places with just a hint or a feeling... your comment is as sexy as my poem (by the way, i love the word "anyhoo", i thought i was the only person that wrote that!).... thanks for the vote too. :)

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      I guess like Leslie ... I kinda got the same idea... but forgive my mind travel it is a very great hub, and needless to say I was hungered by it, or made hungry by it... you know what I mean!!! Great stuff anyhoo, and melting....

      Voted up.. delicious!!!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Leslie - THANKS. Luv ya!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Whoo hoo!! Forget the badge - i'm good with a chest to pin it on! Haha..

      have a great evening sweet friend...

      just for that - sharing again..lol

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      ImKarn23 - Nothing wrong with you at at all. YOU ARE OH SO RIGHT! Of course this is about ice cream on the surface, and it is fine to enjoy it as such. But I admit I am BUSTED! It has sex all through it. Shame on me, I have filthy mind. Why write about sweet treats alone when you can enjoy a little something else too?.... Love that you got it. I knew you would. Love even more that you liked it. I aim to satisfy.

      Thanks a billion for an awesome commment! and of course for the vote and share. :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      teaches - I guess when you focus on the sheer pleasure of an experience, it stirs up the desire to have it. Hope you have the sundae!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Genna - It seems this poem is having a similar effect on most readers. I predict a rise in ice cream sames worldwide! Happy you enjoyed this :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Mhatter99 - Never been to a Mum's. I used to go to Friendly's a lot since I was a child. Unfortunately they are all closing! GOdd thing there are plently of other places to get a treat.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      One of my favorite treats when out shopping is a sundae - hot fudge with all the toppings. Your post has me craving one right now. You certainly know how to write to inspire!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Um...thinking there's something VERY wrong with me...lol..

      why did this come across as sexual???

      God help me....haha...

      Guess i'm just 'not that into' ice cream..omg..

      Laughing out loud here, Dana - you know i adore you!

      up and sharing - even if it is only about ice cream (which i do not believe)

      Let's just say i'm ....'Satisfied'...lol

      up and sharing forward..

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      Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Now all I can think of is getting a Sundae! Yum; these words are almost as good as eating the treat. Wonderful poem. :-)

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Sounds like you've been to a Mum's before they all closed. Heaven in ice cream. Thank you for this.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      TT - TOTALLY! Ice cream sundaes are way better then sex, aren't they? No? I think I have to explore this theory. :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Maria - Drat. you caught on to my plan! I figure if I can get everyone else on the plnet to gain a few pounds eating sundaes, I will look thinner! Guess I will have to move on to french fries....

      Thanks as always for the support and the votes.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      So, is this like 50 Shades of Ice Cream? :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      tillsontitan - No ice cream! What a shame! I wrote a hub about five things I always keep in my freezer. One of them is chocolate ice cream! I guess the goos thing about enjoying the sundae via poem is that you don't get the calories. :)

      thanks for the votes. great to see you!

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Visually enticing and profoundly pleasing. You could be a hypnotist for suggesting this guilty pleasure...mmmmm!

      Voted UP and AB. Hugs, Maria

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Audra - I am glad I could deliver something sweet for you today. I think we could all use it. I can tell you are a fellow ice cream lover. I am a chocoate girl, and now and then I go for strawberyy with hot fudge - something my mom got me hooked on. OH! I just remembered another thing she got me doing... A SIDE OF FRENCH FRIES with the sundae. Salty and sweet! My godness what have I opened up the door to with this one!

      I can tell you enjoyed this. Thrilling!... hugs. :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Hi Jamie! I love sundaes too. Writingthis, I remembered how my mother always eats the toppings off and leaves most of the ice cream. Not me! I eat the whol ething. Good thing I don't do it too often.... Glad you enjoyed this sweet treat!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      lovedoctor926 - Thank you fo rthe great compliment. I admit, that is a yummy photo. Makes me want to go get a sundae every time i see it! :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Mark - glad that you stopped by to check this out. I deicded to go for more of the sweet side and less of the naughty. Don't want to get slapped with the "adult content" ruler.... see you around :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      DAISY! It really is always a pleasure to see you. Good idea on the pit stop! And good for you for going to the gym, you can have an extra scoop. :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Mike Robbers - Thanks a million. Your comment is very sweet. Apprecitate the vote an share... Hope yo are enjoying hubpages. Look forward to seeing you around.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Dotti - Hello! Don't worry, they are only virtual calories, no effect on the waistline! As far as that craving, well, I can attest that a Sundae habit could result in going up a dress size!

      Happy to share the (guilt free) calories. Thanks for sharing the hub... take care :)

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      I really want that biting cold! Let's see, I have whip cream but no ice cream....I'll have to read this again and wish!

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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      AudraLeigh 4 years ago

      I don't think there is anything I wanted more to do than red this awesome and sweet poem today! I love ice cream! I love coffee ice cream and banana! All sundaes need oreo cookie pieces or chocolate sprinkles!

      Again, you did good Dana!!! I saw and felt the sugar rush of satisfaction all the way till the end and after!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      I love a good ice cream sundae and good poetry that describes the experience. Thank you. Jamie

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      You're very talented. This sundae looks inviting especially with the cherries on top. voting up awesome!

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Sweet!

      Haven't had one of these in ages, Mark

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Dana,

      I've just updated my shopping list for today. I'll stop at Trader Joes for ice cream on my way home from the gym.

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      Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

      I was already feeling hungry and this has tipped me over the egde!

      Well done for creating such a Yummy hub, lovely combined with Poetry :) Voted and shared all the ways!

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      D.Juris Stetser 4 years ago from South Dakota

      Well gee, Dana - Thanks a lot! This was such a realistic experience I think I feel the calories packing on just reading it! Super job....but now I am craving...maraschino cherries, big time....and chocolate syrup...ummm Voted up, Awesome, interesting and beautiful for beautifully done. Sharing for sure. (Thanks for the calories. grrr!) hugs. lol dotti

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks Michelle - I am up way past bedtime, half asleep, but I was determined to post this before bed.... glad i came out ok! Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Cool, Dana, now you've got me wanting a sundae!! Sharing one all over.