If you aren't really hungry...

by Maria Francesca

You don't know me well;
so you might not know this -

I am not a comma
or an ampersand.

I am not a what's-her-name.

I am not a snack.

I am the exclamation point.

My name is in the dictionary
next to a picture of everything you ever wanted.

I am Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.

So if you're not really hungry
please get away from my table.


Posted on 05/02/2010
Copyright © 2024 Maria Francesca

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Alison McKenzie on 05/02/10 at 05:54 AM

OMG Maria, the strength of this piece is absolutely stunning! Honors!

Posted by George Hoerner on 05/03/10 at 01:25 PM

I love it lady. Well done!

Posted by Julie Adams on 05/03/10 at 08:17 PM

THIS IS FAB!!! I adore it, the idea, and you! An instant fav for me :) peace, poems, and all the trimmings to you ;) ~jewels xo

Posted by Nanette Bellman on 05/06/10 at 05:55 AM

This is devilishly clever and witty. Loved it!

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 05/06/10 at 11:17 PM

Very nicely put Maria. Clever, serious. Love the final warning in the closing lines. Goes to my favourites.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 05/07/10 at 05:30 PM

Ha! This is terrific! What a positive force here. Thank you.

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 05/12/10 at 02:59 PM

...maria, ditto on well said. quite a spojourn o' feelings...good 'un.

Posted by Joe Cramer on 05/12/10 at 03:20 PM

... congrats on POTD!!!

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 05/12/10 at 04:20 PM

Congrats on POTD!This piece shows alot of inner strangth and self esteem. Love every word!

Posted by Mo Couts on 07/02/11 at 04:47 PM

Damn; this is just wonderful! And, so truly spoken; who needs someone who isn't in it for the real deal, you know? I LOVE IT!

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