Can You Cook?

Written by Angela M. Riddick. All material posted by Poetic Mustard Seeds is protected by copyright.

When a brother asks

 “Can you cook?” 

especially when you haven’t cooked for someone in quite awhile!!!

your knees … start to quiver a little

asking yourself

will he be around long enough to experience the finest of finest

I have to offer

or will this be carryout?

will he pull up to the window

place his order quickly

not really surveying the menu

because … the fast, tasteless food he wants …or thinks he wants …

is before him

on a list

shining through neon lights

a few letters missing here and there

but just enough for him to 

select, yet another tasteless meal?

or will he stay long enough to taste my cooking?

not just the clamor and clanging of my caphalon pots

but long enough to experience the finest woman he’ll ever know

a gem amongst jewels

a rare find

a breadth of fresh air!

Here’s a tip, hungry man

Don’t ask, “Can you cook?”


you plan on sticking around long enough to experience my cooking!

true … it won’t be carryout 


no, it won’t take less than an hour to savor

…if there is such a thing

but …

it will be wonderful

deliciously wonderful

the finest of finest, ever set before a king – 

a queen!!!

and yes, she cooks!

“The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord.” Proverbs 18:22 NLT