Food When Chili

I took up the challenge this year to make a blog post every day. At first, it sounded like an easy task, but I soon discovered it more challenging than I ever imagined. For part of the year-long adventure, I explored different styles of poetry. I decided to revisit many of these styles in November. NaNoWriMo takes up most of my time during this month. Plus, the weather turns cold, making it hard to go on an adventure unless Rooster and I decide to visit our baby chick in New York City. Sometimes I get a hunger for the road. Christmas is right around the corner. I wrote this blitz poem because this is the time of year when I like to snuggle in bed where it is warm. I call it Food When Chili.

Food When Chili

Making a pot of chili

Making fall’s comfort food

Food to warm the inside

Food to comfort the soul

Soul of a gypsy

Soul needing spice

Spice of chili powder

Spice of onion and peppers

Peppers blended with tomatoes

Peppers combined with meat

Meat of your choosing

Meat seasoned to taste

Taste of comfort

Taste held in a spoon

Spoon of silver

Spoon handed down

Down from the past

Down from my mother

Mother with the recipe

Mother who is gone

Gone from this world

Gone to a better place

Place with streets of gold

Place beyond the pain

Pain of cancer

Pain without relief

Relief from this world

Relief from fear

Fear of the future

Fear of the cold

Cold weather comfort

Cold and wet

Wet outside my door

Wet moisture outside

Outside is so dreary

Outside makes me weary

Weary of the weather

Weary of the times

Times of hostility

Times of persecution

Persecution by a disease

Persecution to make me freeze

Freese my fingers and my toes

Freeze the tip of my nose

Nose to sneeze

Nose to smell

Smell the aroma in the kitchen

Smell the smell of chili



Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

7 thoughts on “Food When Chili

  1. Spoon of silver

    Spoon handed down

    Down from the past

    Down from my mother

    I simply like this part, especially, as I enjoy comfort food. For the times when disease persecutes, I’m sorry.

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