Garlicaromatherapy – A Poem

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Wouldn’t it be lovely if one neighbor

Squashed, a plethora, or what appears

Nose-wise, as six tons of garlic cloves,

From an open apartment hall alcove,

Broadcasting molecular gastronomy;

Relinquishing its vivid aromatherapy,

To nasal stations in an entire zipcode,

Like scented telegraphs of Morse code.

While spicy Allium and her twin Aroma

Frolic, spreading their piquant persona,

Another neighbor took courage to scrawl

A gentle note taped to the elevator wall,

A bright polite post to be viewed by all

It read, “I love garlic as much as you do;

But could you tone it down a clove or two…”

Hoping, perchance the olfactory intrusion,

Would read and halt its advancing infusion,

But alas, garlic and her twin aren’t avid readers,

Meandering as their scented calligraphy lingers.

Published by Suzette Benjamin

Positive thinker, inspirational, writer, faith

40 thoughts on “Garlicaromatherapy – A Poem

  1. Oh, you clever, wonderful poet! This is a delight! I will share with my garlic-obsessed family. This is just too clever by half as they say and just very, very well done. You have a wonderful ability in many types of poetic expression. Thank you.

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    1. Awww… I am humbled by your kind praise. I am so glad it was a fun read. I appreciate your kind comments and take them to heart. Thanks for sharing it to those who might enjoy its “flavor.” Blessings and have a great day Jane.


  2. Ahahaha!!! You cheeky gal you. Love it Suzette. Reminds me of borrow-a-cuppa-sugar-across-the-internal-windowed-air-column apartment living. Though I love/d the smell of garlic cooking; smoke, a bit less so. :))) That “could you tone it down a clove or two” note was so awesome!! πŸ˜‚πŸ‘Œ

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    1. Lol πŸ€£πŸ§„…πŸ§„πŸ§„ Hello Lia, so glad you enjoyed the tale of Allium in apartment dwelling. The “tone it down” lines were my favorite too!. Happy you got a chuckle. Blessings on your day and more. Cheers.πŸŸπŸ½πŸ’–

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