poetry by j matthew waters

Cocoa Bean Girl

She was known as just Chocolate,
an orphan of Ghanaian
and Brazilian descent
and survivor of the shipwreck Barbados.

She was raised as the Master’s daughter
on a cocoa bean plantation in Ecuador.
Her instincts for creative engineering
introduced blended flavors to the world
never before imagined, finding favor
with candy confectioners and connoisseurs.

After years of industry recognition
her status changed to “overnight sensation”
when by accident she amalgamated
her sweet namesake with peanuts and butter.

may two thousand twelve
copyright j matthew waters
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10 thoughts on “Cocoa Bean Girl

  1. This poem reminds me why I love metaphors. Great work, John!

  2. Very nice, but I thought it was more like the excerpt of a poetical novel… 🙂

  3. Pleasant Street on said:

    Cocoa Bean girl and Cinnamon girl could be a delicious combination

  4. I love this and am sure you wrote this about me. Hehe! 🙂 I used to own a chocolate company.

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