Sugar



You were once my love
Sweet panacea for my thirst
But now no more, no more.

Without you, life seemed incomplete
I sprinkled you on everything
You were once my love.

Food turned to ashes in my mouth
Before you, without you; You were
Sweet panacea for my thirst.

Alas, my love for you
Added to my waistline three inches
But now no more, no more.

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The rules : A cascade is a poem where each line of the first stanza serves in sequence as the last line of the following stanzas (i.e. Line 1 is the last line of Stanza 2, Line 2 is the last line of Stanza 3 and so on) . Each stanza should have the same number of lines as the first stanza. The number of stanzas in the resulting poem will thus be one more than the number of lines in each stanza.

Written for the Sunday Mini-Challenge on Imaginary Garden With Real Toads.




31 comments:

  1. I have a sweet tooth but not in my drinks and foods ~

    Good thing, you stopped as it does add inches to your waistline ~

    Well done with the pattern ~

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    1. Thanks Grace! Health before all else!

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  2. This made me smile widely. It's a sad thing, but those sweet panaceas can definitely mess you up sometimes instead of cure you. Thanks for participating.

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    1. Thanks for the great challenge! It was enjoyable and fun!

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  3. Ah, the bitter and the sweet! I love your humor!
    I agree you did a great job ;D

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  4. Sweetly done! It flows really nicely too.

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    1. Sweet of you to say that ;)

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  5. This cracked me up! Great job!

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    1. Thank you Mama Zen!!

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  6. I guess sometimes we really need to stop loving something ... this was fun !!!

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    1. The breakup was a toughie, but I think I'll get over it :P

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  7. Helllo Extraordinary ordinary Girl... Only one thing to say... I have spent 2 yrs of my educational life with a great and creative writer :D.

    Keep Rocking...

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    1. Thanks Sai!! How are you? Long time since I heard from you :)

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    2. I am Good. Hope you are enjoying your blogging. I am also enjoying bby reading your posts :) I am in Hyderabad working as Lecturer in Mathematics. How about you?

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  8. Well, that is the truth, for sure!

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  9. This made me smile, nicely written :)

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    1. Thank you for reading my poem Loredana :)

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  10. AWESOME!!!!! And - me, too!Except I havent reached the "no more" point yet!

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    1. He he. Thanks Sherry!

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  11. Love it...comfort food to soothe heartbreak. I have been there.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Susie :)

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  12. That is a sweet post and I am already having sugar cravings ;)

    love
    http://www.meghasarin.com

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    1. Thanks Megha! From your blog, you seem like quite the fashionista.. I might just pick some tips from you ;)

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  13. Great humor!

    Beautiful set of haiku :)

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  14. Hi Mixi.

    A sugar sweet post. :-)

    I hereby nominate your blog for the Liebster Award. Come to my site and you know what to do... to collect your award :-) Congratulations..!

    http://ratnibbles.blogspot.in/2013/02/and-the-award-goes-to.html

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    1. Thank you sooo much 'a Rat'. Your appreciation means a lot to me. Yippee!

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  15. sweet sweet humorous post..

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  16. Wow!!! I don't know about rules in poetry, just a curious and fascinated bystander. I love the elegance of the words and how it crescendos to the last stanza.

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