A Man in the Kitchen – A Poem
A Man in the Kitchen
A Man in the Kitchen
I told my wife to stay in bed,
and have a restful day.
I’d make her breakfast on my own
in my unique and special way.
Poached eggs and bacon are the go,
I’ve cooked this meal before.
Boil some water in a pan,
add vinegar, less is more.
Then crack the eggs into the pan,
and put bacon on to grill.
The technique’s very easy,
it’s the timing that takes skill.
I need to get those egg whites firm
but let the yolk stay runny,
make sure the bacon gently crisps.
then I’ll be on the money.
Throw some tomato on the grill,
sprinkle it with sugar.
I’d add some caviar if I could
but my pantry lacks Beluga.
A few button mushrooms fried in butter,
and bread into the toaster,
then a cup of tea with lemon
is placed onto a coaster.
Now, if I’ve synchronized it well
all will be cooked to perfection,
and when I serve it to my love
it will exceed her expectations.
Of course, the dog will want a taste,
so, there’s a little on the side.
Then I’ll cook more for myself,
the husband of the bride.
© John Hansen 2022
“My mother’s menu consisted of two choices. Take It! or Leave It!”
For more works by this author see John Hansen on The Creative Exiles.
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8 thoughts on “A Man in the Kitchen – A Poem”
I love it! I thought you would cook up your famous scrambled eggs – but poached eggs are good. What a lucky lady to receive such a wonderful breakfast in bed. Well done on the rhythm and rhyme, John.
Hello Phyllis, yes it is usually a choice between scrambled and poached but on this occasion poached won.
Glad you liked the rhythm and rhyme of the poem too. Great to get your comment as always.
I love it John. Mother’s Day mornings I would always cook a Fritata and some breakfast potatoes. Jamie
Thank you Jamie. That sounds great. I think I’ll come ti your place just for Mother’s Day breakfast.
Ooh the food sounds amazing John, just like the poetry. Great work
Thank you, Paul. Much appreciated.
I need to make my way to your place for breakfast – great rhymes and a splendid topic to write about
Thank you, for reading and your generous comment, Ralph. Yes, drop in any time for brekky.