Falooda ice cream


This delectable bowl of ice cream,
was served to me fifty years ago,
brought me the painful realization
that lying is painful,
and speaking the truth can also hurt,
that seven lies followed one lie,
to support it and to make it seem true,
that consequences are given to you,
by grown-ups who know these things,
like the importance of telling the truth.
I had money in my pocket,
Alan knew the place to spend it,
he ordered two bowls of pistachio ice cream,
reposing on a bed of transparent noodles,
graced with rose syrup and basil seeds,
spoonfuls of delight lit up my soul,
in that moment I found pure delight,
my one forever, insatiable, sin in a bowl,
when I got home Dad asked for the money,
he was angry and I lied I lost it, and then
I learnt, truth hurts and lying hurts more.

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Author: Charlie Bottle

Charlie Bottle's passion is poetry. He has lived on three continents, speaks five languages and loves different cultures, people, music and food. He believes that "Poetry uses the economy of words to express the essence of our humanity." It is this magical use of brevity to express the profound that drew him to poetry. While his professional and personal life has pulled him in different directions, He continues in his discipleship of the craft and writes whenever the muse moves him. While English is his second language it is the language in which he lives, breathes, thinks and writes poetry.