Poem / Poetry – “Condimental Twins”

And now for something a little different.

Or not, if you know me and my nature 🙂

I was working on a piece of Flash Fiction where the prompt was the word “Twin”.

This “Twin” started to wobble a bit and had a growth spurt, to whit it then become a genetic mutation and gave birth to a wonderful bit of poetry.

So for your viewing pleasure, may I present to you this little gem.

And don’t take it personally – you’re amazing just the way you are.


Condimental Twins (by David Ellis)

One goes handsomely in tandem (cha cha cha!) with the other

Sharing an intimate meal together like lovers entwined forever

To exist separately in a lonely life

That lacks the spice that we all crave

Maybe we take a little too much

A pinch here, a liberty there, in order to slake our lust

Grain by painful grain, it rubs

It’s of no use crying if she makes you bitter, you indulged her

Any judge will tell you, her wealth of character will inspire awe

Entertained her as a guest, in your castle with her at the throne

You can shake it, shake it all the way down until you shiver and moan

Polar bears, frozen tundra, an icicle in the heart of a ferocious storm

Its white colour swirls like fine teardrops of snow

A pasty looking Madam, if I may be so bold to disclose

A panoply to put it mildly but bluntly, just static on a TV show

Thrown over your shoulder, she’s lucky to have you, as you are her

But what of her partner, what of her non-identical twin?

To sneeze when he is breathed in

Peppered with holes, reminiscent of a toothless grin

To observe the gravy train, where one can dive in and swim

The effort worthy of the reward

It can never be said or declared

That these two are the talk of the town or are chalk and cheese

That is the nature of the beast and the bed in which they reside

Seasons they come, they go, they’re upon us before we even know

These two both make a splendiferous, really cute couple though

One’s strength covers the other one’s weakness

A pillar to the community and a Sergeant no less

To the earth from whence they once came

That’s why I encourage you to make your own

And mind your own business.


12 thoughts on “Poem / Poetry – “Condimental Twins”

    • Thank you Honoré – it is an honour (please excuse the pun :)) that you have graced my blog with your presence and that you have enjoyed my poetical musings. I am finding the articles on your blog very interesting and entertaining (your #FiveSentenceFiction Stories are fantastic), it’s going to take me quite a while to read everything you have there – great stuff!

    • Thank you for your kind comments Alison, very sweet of you to say so, it is great to hear this praise from others and inspires me to keep doing what I am doing.

      I’m enjoying the superb photography and humour on your blog which is tons of fun, your English is very good – keep at it, you will win many fans and lots of interest from people!

      • That is very kind of you.
        I’m so appreciative when people take the time to read or view my posts. It honestly makes me feel special.
        I’m glad to encourage you, what you do is great.
        Also, you seem to be a very good person, huge bonus!
        = ) alison

      • Don’t mention it Alison – everyone should take a little time out of their day to make someone feel special.

        I make a real effort to respond to every post that I possibly can in an attentive and enthusiastic way because I know how good it feels that someone is listening and takes an interest in your work.

        And make no mistake about it – you are special for writing a blog, sharing your pictures/experiences and creating things, you are putting yourself out there and that takes a lot of courage, fortitude & talent, which deserves readership and recognition – well done to you!

        Hope you enjoy more stories and poetry from me in the future and I will continue to read your blog posts avidly.

        Have a great day.


      • David,
        That is so well said. I hope to be doing the same.
        Thank you again, I will of course be following yours

      • Greetings friend,
        I wanted to inform you that I nominated you for The R.E.A.L.I.T.Y. Blog Award. It’s special, for a blog special like yours. For information about the Award and the award image stop by my post. R.E.A.L.I.T.Y. Blog Award
        I’m glad that I know you and am a part of your blogging family!

      • Thanks for nominating me for this award Alison – very kind of you. I will have to start thinking about who I am going to nominate at some point and post something at the end of the week/weekend.

        Have a great day.


      • Welcome David, hope you know I truly enjoy your blog. Plus your kindness brings me joy and confidence

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