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Ice Cream, not Fantasy but Ecstasy

November 18, 2021
By Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-


Ice Cream man, the bonafide Pied Piper, so divine
Drawn to his music, the crowd gives dulcet giggles
Screams which were once a whisper, so fine
Become dazzlingly euphoric, like melodious wiggles

Chocolate, Pistachio, Butterscotch, even lime,
Vanilla not to forget, I crave for more, down my throat
Mmm...Yum...The rich texture is so sublime
the taste is why we're eating it for, In desire I shall float

The Velvety Coat of cream does have traces of nuts
I feel it as the Frenzy cycles down my tongue, dear
I want more for my heart's Felicity and guts
What if there's no ice cream! That's my greatest fear

Sweetness will kiss goodbye to life, No Ice Cream!
I do not want that to happen even in my dream


The author's comments:

I was told that my late paternal grandfather worked in a really popular Ice Cream Producing Company in Sri Lanka named Elephant House. And Ice Cream was my most favourite food in the whole wide world. Actually, I did not eat it like a normal kid but I eat Ice Cream like a kid who is ready to be a future diabetic patient. I mean, I was always craving for more and more Ice Cream and I never got satisfied. But, my parents were sharp enough to give me the correct amount at the correct time. My mother said that when she was pregnant with me, she ate Ice Cream in Baskin Robbins almost everyday in huge amounts. So, that might have been the reason why I crave for Ice Cream so much.

My Late Paternal Grandfather, Shariff Appa would be really happy if he sees this piece in this website. I dedicate this piece to him, because despite him passing away before I was born, he inspired me to build up this poem about Ice Cream because I was told by Dad about him bringing Ice Cream to my Dad's house when Dad was a kid and the moments of them, enjoying it. I might not have seen him in real life or photos but I saw him through my poem. I also dedicate this poem to Dad and Mom who I say are the Sweetness behind the reason of my Ice Cream cravings. I also dedicate this poem to my maternal Grandmother namely Janufa Reyal as she has diabetes and doesn't eat Ice Cream much. Not to forget, I also dedicate this poem to all the readers of Teen Ink.


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Afra DIAMOND said...
on May. 16 at 8:29 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@mmukherjee875, thank you...🌸🌸🌸

on May. 15 at 3:36 pm
mmukherjee875 BRONZE, Omaha, Nebraska
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment
This is incredible!! Your words are so lovely

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Apr. 11 at 8:22 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@IzzyMossie137, thank you so much...🌷🌷🌷

on Apr. 10 at 1:38 am
IzzyMossie137 GOLD, Aurora, Illinois
11 articles 1 photo 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is a journey I don't have a map for."
-Delta Goodrem-

@Afra, I love how wonderfully you have linked ice cream to your personal sentiments. Love those sentiments just as much as i loved the poem. :D

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Mar. 1 at 2:26 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@Reesee, Thank you for commenting...✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻

Reesee GOLD said...
on Feb. 25 at 11:06 pm
Reesee GOLD, Cicero, New York
12 articles 3 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love and Hate are two sides of the same coin."

Wonderfully written and I love how you took something so simple as ice cream and emphasized not only the ice cream but also how it ties into your personal life. Bravo! :D <3

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 7 at 8:43 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@LolaQueen526, I love those special sentiments too. Ice cream is not special to me due to the taste but due to it running through my blood and throughout my family's little history...❄❄❄

on Feb. 7 at 7:52 am
CaliFranceGurl648 GOLD, San Diego, California
11 articles 1 photo 125 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look."

– Meghan Markle

@Afra, I am not a fan of spices but a sweet tooth and your literally SWEET poem made me crave for sweets. Love the way you've written and I love the Ice cream sentiment which took place before your birth

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Dec. 2 2021 at 11:23 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@Guykcugvkghvhgvghmv Great coincidence...☆☆☆
With thanks...♡♡♡