Day Two – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “A Recipe For Disaster” by David Ellis

Howdy peeps.

It’s Day Two of NanoPoblano AKA National Blog Posting Month and I’m back with another video for your perusal (you lucky devils 🙂 )

Check out the Facebook Live performance of my latest poem.


Today’s delicious number was concocted by mixing up a prompt and its meanings together. I pinched it from Day Two of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2017 and the advice was to write something inspired by or in the form of a recipe.

Initially, I was going to use the format of a recipe (with ingredients, cooking time and preparation method) but I found this too unwieldy for the time available, so I focused on food and cooking terms instead. I will have to give the recipe format idea a try one day though, as I think it sounds very cool! 😉

Also, if you are looking for further poetic inspiration yourself then why not try these alternative prompts too:-

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 2

Day 2: We Write Because We Must – OctPoWriMo

And here is the poem in written form, in case my video has scared you, your small children or any excitable pets you may have on the premises.


(Photo by Dan Gold /

“A Recipe For Disaster” by David Ellis

Fishing in troubled waters
Seasoned veterans
Zest buried so deep
Going to seed, if it’s not spread
With good intentions

To force yourself to blend in and disappear
Ruins unique flavours you have to offer
Dulling the vibrant, fragrant, shimmering spice
Of cherished experiences worth indulging in
Be it on lips, tongues or within inquisitive minds

Take what we have for granted
With a pinch of salt
And pay the ultimate price
From feast to famine
Learning everything and nothing

Peeling away the layers
Extracting what we need to survive
Simmering just under the surface
Rise or fall but never fold, play the game

Stirring up a recipe for disaster
There is always food for thought
Mull things over before immediately jumping in
Let your words go down smooth, fly like butterflies and speak for themselves
Let your actions cure all ills, grease wheels, unrelenting compassion melts the hardest of hearts
No longer fish out of water now that you have made waves, the ocean is all your own


Still want more? Well, as luck would have it, I have also collated some more posts from fellow Cheer Peppers for their Day Two posts for you to indulge in – you’re welcome 😉

Recumbent Truth – Consolation’s Many Forms – The Everything in the Everyday


Is time on speed? – The Heartsongs Blog – Journeying back to my heart

truth in alcohol – memoirs of an unremarkable man


Schmo: A Limerick in Two Parts – – fictionary…8 megapixel artist…bloody awful poet.

The one left behind – NamySaysSo

mystery – Litterbox Riot

Vanara-puri tales 02: Suri loses a race – L.E.R.T

Wasting Time with Words With Friends – loristory – flights of fancy to parts unknown

Opportunity – Fresh Off The Pad Poetry – Poetry from nothing. Inspired by Anything.

Mumbling – Punk Rock Papa

Bucket List Bounty, or, Just Effing Do It – I DIDN’T JUST WAKE UP THIS MORNING WITH A CRAVING But I Wish I Did

Nano Poblano 2017- 30 Days of Haiku- Day 2… – The Illusion Of Controlled Chaos

NaNoPoblano 2017 – Day 2 (November 2) – Zombie Flamingos – journey into bloggerdom

The co-worker. – Bug Bytes by Julie Burton

Crime, Punishment And Reform – Edward Fagan Blog

The Things I Could Tell You – The Muse’s Words – My journey back into the writing world with my Muse tagging along.

Overwhelmed with Choices – TYPOZAPPERS

Let It Go! Five Strategies to Delegate Effectively – Infinity Coaching

❤ – RARASAUR – frightfully wondrous things happen here

The Little Story – Behind The Willows

Day 1 done! (Day 2 post) – Stop procrastinating now!


7 thoughts on “Day Two – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “A Recipe For Disaster” by David Ellis

  1. I told you how much I love this poem already on Facebook, but I’m stopping by to let you know again on your blog as well.
    “To force yourself to blend in and disappear
    Ruins unique flavours you have to offer”
    That jumps out at me every time I hear/read it. It’s something I need to be reminded of and helps remind me to be “Me” without apology.

    • Aw TY so much Charlene 🙂 That is exactly how that I meant that line to be, never change who you are or apologise for being the unique individual that you are. We are grateful for you and everything that you do 🙂

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  3. Thanks for sharing both the performed and the written version! It’s lovely to hear you read your poems. As a foreigner, I need to read the text to let the content fully enter my mind. I love that I can choose if I want to read, watch or do both.

    • You are welcome Angela. I’ve been running away from FB Live for too long, so this was an excellent opportunity to start performing poetry, even if it is in a sombre setting. Hopefully it will encourage me to perform in front of audiences in the future but for now I am happy to be giving a new dimension to my pieces for people to enjoy 🙂

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