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Poem - In the Kitchen

A DJ swing music mix made me realize that a lot of swing type songs are about food. I don’t find this too strange. The band musicians, many of the guys wrote these songs, were always on the road touring. Good meals could be few and far between. One would expect that the guys would be focused on food! This inspired me to write a poem, really lyrics to a song, about the connection between a musician and their love for food!


In the Kitchen
Poem for Day 059 – 20141121

A musician's gotta eat, food for heart and soul.
The roads a hungry place, no vittles in my bowl.
My lady's back home in the kitchen waiting,
that's where hunger will be abating.

I've been on the road for far too long,
gotta get home where I belong,
get some of that good cookin from my lady,
who's willing put the meal out for her baby.

Set me up with some breakfast,
make that a bagel and baguette,
and please don't forget,
I love some bacon with my cheerios.

How about some Chinese? Make mine a stuffed egg roll,
you'll have that meat on a stick to eat whole.
Take my noodles, mix them with the sauce you bring,
put them along side those oh so round calamari rings.

Gotta have my hot dog wrapped in a warm bun,
French fries and potato waffles, oh what fun!
Dessert would be nice, something sweet can be found,
I'll take that bundt cake topped with pineapple rounds.

We'll be eating around the clock,
we'll stay in the kitchen, turn that lock.
I'm back home, my gal's cookin for me still,
won't be leaving till I've had my fill.

A musician's gotta eat, food for heart and soul.
The roads a hungry place, no vittles in my bowl.
My lady's back home in the kitchen waiting,
that's where hunger will be abating.

© 2014. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved.
Tags: food, kitchen, music, musician
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