Soul Food Restaurant Poem

by Patricia Neely-Dorsey

Patricia Neely-Dorsey 2008
from Reflections of a Mississippi
Magnolia-A Life in Poems

When you visit your favorite soul food spot,
Along with your faithful friends,
What you'll eat any given day,
On your tastes it all depends.

The selections are quite varied,
And the menu might read like this:
For breakfast: Country Ham and Eggs,
With Biscuits and Cheese Grits,
For Lunch: Neckbones, Catfish,
Smothered Chicken,
Pork chops and Pigs feet.

Everything looks so delicious,
And these are just the meats.

The vegetables you might enjoy,
Include greens, squash, and black-eyed peas;
Or you might want fried corn and pinto beans,
Along with macaroni and cheese.

Whatever it is that you decide,
It's sure to hit the spot,
It'll come delivered to your booth,
Fresh and piping hot.

Be prepared to sit a spell,
Cause you won’t want to move;
For you will have dined most sumptuously,
As your clean plate will prove.

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