Wednesday, January 25, 2012

An onion for you

Not a red rose or a satin heart. I give you an onion -- Carol Ann Duffy

Not a red rose or a satin heart.
Today, I give you an onion.

Every day,
As you peel off a layer
A new story, a new face
A new man you will find.

Every day, another layer
another story, another truth,
what lies beneath, to see
fighting the tears

But never look in isolation,
An onion is nothing alone
put it in a recipe and it finds meaning
see me in context,
with my frailties, with my flaws,

Once you know me then
I'll give you a red rose or a satin heart
But today, I give you an onion.
An onion to make you cry.

5 comments:

the other side of me said...

AN onion..put it in a recipe and it finds meaning..Nice!1

Inspector Saahab said...

wow ! interesting !

Anorak said...

thanks you both!!! I am glad u liked it.. keep walking!!!

Philippa Drake said...

Striking imagery depicting the tastiness of the onion and its savagery on your eyes while cooking it. It is also a powerful comment on the harshness of human nature.

Goirick B said...

this is brilliant stuff. so many layers, so many stories.