The Recipe for Enduring Romantic Relationships #NaPoWriMo #AMWRITING

Day 2 of NaPoWriMo. 

Prompt: Today, I’d like you to write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe! It can be a recipe for something real, like your grandmother’s lemon chiffon cake, or for something imaginary, like a love potion or a spell.recipe


The Recipe for Enduring Romantic Relationships


Begins with Lust

(I hear dismay

“Yours is different;

“Love from mutual respect”

excuse me while I roll my eyes

glance at my shoe ties


Lust, more than a pinch

to build cravings

for kisses, time alone misses.

After Lust throw in Like

a generous helping

for growth during lulls

so dull does not rise

discovering infinite mutuality

Liking leads to Respect

much more than a pinch

pause, see what I did here?

Combine, stir. A cup of Loyalty

treat each other like royalty

bind together, support

add significant amounts of Humor

Laugh together daily

Stir, stir. Each day offer Kindness

Remember Compassion.

Sometimes the recipe needs WORK

Of this do not be afraid, do not fail here.

The four letter word balances

the see-saw of relationship

Work and Love combined equals

a foolproof recipe.


end 4/2/2017

S. Darlington

10 thoughts on “The Recipe for Enduring Romantic Relationships #NaPoWriMo #AMWRITING

  1. Haha, great recipe. One I think that often requires adding and taking away ingredients, maybe mixing things up, and sometimes starting from scratch 🙂

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