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Friday, January 19, 2007

Poetry Friday: "Coffee"!





Java Jive...or Several Mugs From The Big Pot!
Hail to the sacred coffee bean,
It's always been my friend,
If I can't jive the java scene,
I go around the bend!
My doctor said to give it up
But decaff ain't the same,
So please pour me another cup
And you can take the blame!
"Doc, I had to be polite,
I swear I never knew!
She filled my mug, it just seemed right
So what else could I do?"
When we brew a fresh full pot,
The first cup IS for ME!
And Lordy help you if it's not,
This is my OCD!
(Think about this: Maxwell House says, "Good to the last drop!" Doesn't that mean the last drop tastes awful?! Should that be, "Good to the last drop, but not through it!"?
Just make sure I get the first cup!
Cuppa The Morning Joe
fresh ground coffee
brewed to perfection
enticing me downstairs

29 Comments:

Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

"Hail to the sacred coffee bean"...that should be my personal motto!

And I always wondered about that Maxwell House slogan...

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Anonymous gr said...

So pleased you visited pottersblog, please come again, and especially pleased to read your blog! Fantastico!

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Blogger steve said...

Makes me think of a Crash Test Dummies song called "Afternoons and Coffeespoons",...
and that commercial where juan Valdez is "High in the mountains of Columbia"...

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think, if you are inclined to be generous, that the "good to the last drop" could be interpreted to include the last drop. good until the last drop would more clearly imply the last drop is dreck.

While one of my all-time favorite smells is freshly brewing coffee - I can't stand the taste of it! I drink it heavily doctored and more for effect (perk me up, kill my appetite) than for taste. Hazelnut creamer - yum.

I will admit to one occasional treat - when we lived in Greece our Greek landlord would invite us down for coffee - it was more like expresso. served in a demitasse cup it would have a quarter inch of coffee sludge in the bottom and was served with lots of sugar and a tall glass of water. I sincerely believe that it could strip paint from any surface. I learned to like it, as a once in a while treat.

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Blogger Richard said...

I am no coffee fiend - rarely indulging (only if I go out and that is far too rare now-a-days). I have no need for it, I do not need it to get me started (just a good nights sleep).

Besides, milk goes so-o-o-o much better with desserts (I am not averse to ordering milk, or trying to order milk, when I go out for dessert).

I spend most of my day drinking water (gives me a good reason to get up from my computer to refill my cup). I don’t drink bottled water, though, since I disapprove of the commodification of water (not to mention the environmental disaster of all those plastic bottles - people have to realize that plastics do not recycle well: they are extremely hard to clean and disinfect, they cannot be melted down and reused, the best you can usually hope for is to shred it and use it as some sort of bulk filler (were health is not an issue)).

It always amazes me how people seem addicted to things. Granted, I am well known to always order a dessert after a meal - even if no one else is having.

My favourite coffee (not that I any sort of connoisseur) is Cuban (which we have at home) - it has a wonderful rich body and aroma that I have not found with any other type of coffee. I truly dislike flavoured coffees - just give me a decent cup of black caffeinated coffee.

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Blogger Maggie said...

I was completely off coffee, till we had the twins. Then the utter fatigue of newborns dragged us back to the bean god, and how I love to worship now!

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Blogger Barbara said...

My sentiments exactly as I savored my Starbucks latte this morning. I really believe coffee makes me feel happy! Pretty sick, eh?

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aaaahhh I can almost smell that smell when you first open a big fresh can of coffee and wave it under your nose...I can't live without my coffee!!!! What a fantastic poem, did you write this, it's wonderful! If that last drop tasted awful, would it be "Good until the last drop?" :D

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Mona: Here's to the Sacredness of Poetry Friday! (Clinking coffee mugs!)

Gr: Thanks! You come again anytime!

Steve: Yeah, I always expect to see him and his donkey down the coffee aisle at the store!
(Not really a big Crash Test Dummies fan so I can't think of the tune to that title ...I'm sure I'd recognize it. I'm weird I guess because I never loved that Superman song.)

Bob: We discussed this in one of my college child psych classes when the topic was how young kids take things literally...our prof said that they would think something was wrong with the last drop...like if you went to the edge of the cliff..you'd not be taking that next step over. (hopefully!) Makes some sense to me but I get what the slogan is supposed to mean and adults are more forgiving in their language.

I'm not a fanatic of pure coffee..I have to have cream and sweetener and I do like the flavoured coffee if it has no sugar.

My husband got hooked on expresso in Greece too! He drinks pure strong black coffee.


Richard: You are lucky not to need it! Most people I know are hooked even if they're health and exercise nuts like my husband.

I have heard a lot about cancer risks with plastic containers in the microwave too.

Maybe you are addicted to dessert?!!! And you are probably not the least bit overweight...not fair!

Maggie:I can see why you'd need to be alert at all times with twins! Once you're hooked, it's tough going back. I'm hooked on Tim's!

Barbara: We're all as sick as you, then! I so look forward to that first sip every morning!

Lynclay: You sniff the freshly opened coffee too?! Yes, I wrote it and thanks!
I think you're right. They're counting on adults not being as literal as kids.

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen.

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to the last drop, sounds like rocket science to me.
-YOUR last drop?
-The last drop in the cup?
-How large or small is the last drop?
- if you drop the last drop, what is then the last drop?

You either pour the whole thing down, or you drop it. LoL, LoL

Have a wonderful weekend

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to the last drop, sounds like rocket science to me.
-YOUR last drop?
-The last drop in the cup?
-How large or small is the last drop?
- if you drop the last drop, what is then the last drop?

You either pour the whole thing down, or you drop it. LoL, LoL

Have a wonderful weekend

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to the last drop, sounds like rocket science to me.
-YOUR last drop?
-The last drop in the cup?
-How large or small is the last drop?
- if you drop the last drop, what is then the last drop?

You either pour the whole thing down, or you drop it. LoL, LoL

Have a wonderful weekend

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to the last drop, sounds like rocket science to me.
-YOUR last drop?
-The last drop in the cup?
-How large or small is the last drop?
- if you drop the last drop, what is then the last drop?

You either pour the whole thing down, or you drop it. LoL, LoL

Have a wonderful weekend

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to the last drop, sounds like rocket science to me.
-YOUR last drop?
-The last drop in the cup?
-How large or small is the last drop?
- if you drop the last drop, what is then the last drop?

You either pour the whole thing down, or you drop it. LoL, LoL

Have a wonderful weekend

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to the last drop, sounds like rocket science to me.
-YOUR last drop?
-The last drop in the cup?
-How large or small is the last drop?
- if you drop the last drop, what is then the last drop?

You either pour the whole thing down, or you drop it. LoL, LoL

Have a wonderful weekend

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Stephen: Praise the coffee bean! Does that mean you have to have the first cup too? I'd fight for it!

Toraa: Or you could just drop the subject! HA! Think you were shaking because you needed coffee and pressed the publish button 6 times!
Thanks, you have a good one too!

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Blogger Teri said...

Happy Poetry Friday!

Friday, January 19, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent poem, MOI! I thorougly enjoyed the couplets and the sentiments (no, I didn't say sediments:-))!

The debate about 'the last drop' is funny! Personally, I don't care whether the last drop tastes grotty, because I can never get the damn thing out! There's always that drop that, when you suspend the mug in the air above your mouth...waiting...and waiting, rolls up the side, then kind of disappears half way, and still you wait..and wait... [yep, that's how much I love me java!!! Not desperate at all ha ha ha!! (that's a mad laugh of over-stimulation from the cups I've already had this morning!) :-D]

OK, I will finally realise the last drop's not coming, and go and make another cup... I'm not that daft!

And the smell of freshly opened coffee? MMMmmmmmmmmm-MMmmm! Can't beat it!

Now, I'm not as mad as my eldest son... he actually eats the grounds!! yuk!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

 
Blogger Kilroy_60 said...

Happy weekend! {Why limit it to one happy day}

Wanted to see if you might like to join in on the Gonzo Carnival series? You have done some wonderful family posts, so much wonderful poetry and great photographs. I'm open to any of those themes.

Also wanted to make sure on Friday we're doing a Blog Village carnival; those linked to me, as a member, are invited to participate. I have a post at the top of the blog if you want to check it out.

Look forward to hear from you soon.

Cheers!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Teri: Thanks, Coffee Breath!

Annelisa: Thanks! Coffee is a pause and escape from the daily grind!!!
You are so right about that ever elusive last drop!
Your son must love those chocolate covered beans!

Kilroy: Thanks so much for your kind words about my blog! The only things I participate in are some memes and Poetry Friday, and that's just if I can handle the easy format. I don't really have the time to do much else, especially if it involves any tech stuff like linking etc....I just don't have the knowledge or inclination. Sorry to disappoint you,Kilroy! Luckily there are many others who might want to do this and certainly can easily handle the techy know-how!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

 
Anonymous David said...

I sympathize about the doc's orders. I've 99% stopped all caffeine for the last couple of years due to GERD. Heretical as this may sound, it wasn't so bad. I've discovered Teeccino -- a really good coffee substitute, totally caffeine free but with a little pick me up. I love the Vanilla Nut flavor. Might be worth looking into.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

David: What is GERD? We don't have Teeccino here, just this lousy Caf-lob stuff that's made from Chickory. Does it have sugar in it? I'll google it and see what I come up with. Thanks.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the smell of coffee. Not so much the taste, but the smell is awesome.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice poem..made me smile.

am starting to get hooked on coffee now...or tea. have to nip this in the bud. :)

but i think it just might be the cold winter and wanting to drink something hot.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha Ha! "Coffee is a pause and escape from the daily grind!!!"... there's nowt wrong with your head, Missus!

D'you know, I don't believe he's tried the choccie covered beans... must see if I can find them for him... thanks for reminding me! :-)

Monday, January 22, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Brooksba: I love both! The smell entices me!

Mystic: Yes, I guess you could get hooked on hot chocolate too!

Annelisa: Well,maybe there's nothing wrong with my head...yet!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with whoever makes the coffee gets the first cup!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Old Lady: Well then it'd be a rush to the kitchen to make it in the morning if my husband weren't such a night owl and awful to get up in the morning!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

 

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