Monday, February 16, 2015

Oh, Chocolate!--By Marlene Million--United States

Oh, Chocolate!

Thick and creamy ooey gooey
drippy drops dollops of rich
dark satin dabble it hot slurp it
lick it lap it sip it lovingly

chips and chunks bars nonpareils
swirl it twirl it fudgy syrupy sprinkled
double-filled slivers and shaves
how we rave

convicted addicted to the thick
twice-dipped ripples of delight
soothing balm to the palate
pudding truffles savor the flavor

covered over cherries
sundaes malts Cafe Mocha
cocoa beans are happy indeed!

Marlene Million is a retired insurance secretary from her husband's business and grandmother of four. She has published two chapbooks and belongs to several writers’ groups. She had a poem on display at Indianapolis Arts Garden the month of February, 2013 and has been published in a variety of venues.


  1. Oh, I love this - how can you write such a cruel poem. I now have this awful craving...and I love your use of words 'ooey gooey drippy drops dollops'. Yum!

  2. Juicy and cute! That's how I read it! Sheri

  3. What a delightful poem, Marlene! You convey to the full the pleasures that can be derived by chocolate lovers. Personally, I don't go mad on chocolate (or sweets), but I enjoy a bar of dark chocolate from time to time. // paul

  4. Marlene, deliciously wonderful poem, but now I'm craving chocolate!!! Enjoyed reading your delightful piece! ~Chris

  5. Hello Marlene. Nice poem about chocolate. I personally don't like chocolate, but I really enjoyed your poetic touch of it. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  6. Thank you, Everyone, for your kind comments! Chocolate is a favorite of mine and my grandchildren. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem!

  7. Marlene,

    This poem is as decadent and rich as good chocolate and pure delight to read. I feel as if I've gained 10 lbs. just in the reading.


  8. Salivate at every word??? Maybe.
    I'm not a huge chocolate lover, but you made me think yum, yum.

    Thank you.

  9. I will make a hot chocolate drink soon because of this.

  10. Its your fault, I hope you know, that I am going to have to make myself some fudge, now that you "triple dipped into my chocolate cravings". Of course I take no blame and am always looking for a convenient scape goat. All kidding aside I loved your "ooey gooey", dripping with chocolate, poem. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.
    Love, Charlene

  11. Thank you, Robert Dufresne, for the following--

    Oh my goodness Marlene! By the time I finished drooling over the second verse, I had to put a bib on and fetch some napkins! I am there! What a delightful word caloric intake folded into this poem! Great job, Marlene.

    Bob D