Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dinner At Eight

The awful cook makes feetloaf;
And for dessert, a layer snake.

The terrible servants serve it;
Each course out of order and late.

We all sit down
And choke it down,
Then summon the incompetent doctor.

He pronounces us well
Though we itch and swell,
Then departs via helicopter.

The horrible host says goodnight by post
Three weeks later by standard form...

We're invited to dinner again next winter,
Alfresco in the howling storm.

_______

for One Shot Wednesday

53 comments:

ellen abbott said...

well, that was fun.

Dulce said...

LOl
Gorgeous... I've just taken part on this One shot W thing!
:)

Brian Miller said...

feetloaf...lol...is that sole food? i do like meatloaf...one of my favorite comfort foods and snake is not bad a bit chewy...quite the intriguing dinner party shay. nice one shot!

Carrie Burtt said...

Alfresco in the howling storm...i want to try that! I love it!! :-)

signed...bkm said...

love the feetloaf...a trip to the Adams Family home, when i was younger - someone at work used to call me Mortica...fun, fun post...bkm

Beachanny said...

Extremely clever and funny. Word play was excellent; I felt I'd experienced a formal but gruesome dinner party--oh wait a minute, I did. Thanks, Gay

J. said...

Hope winter is far enough away to prime your taste buds for another!

Entertaining poem:)

TALON said...

This was a hoot from beginning to end, Shay. How sweet of the guests to partake!

moondustwriter said...

I was thinking "oh no I haven't eaten and she is going to have my mouth watering" Ha I should have known.
Not hungry!!!

moonie smiles

Mama Zen said...

Well! See if I invite you to another one of my dinner parties!

Riot Kitty said...

Feetloaf! Whose feet? :)

Riot Kitty said...

PS Babs would not approve.

faye said...

I was expecting a Rocky Horror Show
soiree...

willow said...

I'm thinking Titus Andronicus here...or it would make a great jump rope song!

Desert Rose said...

ahaaaa..too sweet! needed this light feeling now..lovely!

Neva Flores said...

Awesomely funny!

G-Man said...

Is this on Bizzaro World?

Cloudia said...

I love your poetry. Nice shot of your face on da blog, Shay!



Warm Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

Patience said...

sounds like my kind of dinner:P i think i laughed the whole time. reminds me of one of my fave poetry books when i was little, "Beastly Rhymes."

Jannie Funster said...

Ah, you are so funny!

I think I might hold off a while on breatfast now. :)

xo

Lynn said...

Feetloaf!!!! Oh my.

mac said...

This dinner seems mpre viscious
than it does delicious
If you know wha I mean

The only question yet to be seen
Is who is going to clean
All those dirty dishes ?

Phoenix-Karenee said...

I laughed, then read it three times. What a party! And thank you for the enjoyable time I spent here.

Pete Marshall said...

yep..as everyone else said...feetloaf....but perfer mine with lashings of jam..thats toe jam LOL...a great enjoyable poem..cheers pete

Mojo said...

Sorry... I had a hard time getting past feetloaf.

It was a Rock Horror flashback.

Sort of.

Eric Alder said...

Umm, Shay? Sorry, something suddenly came up and I can't make it for dinner this weekend. Maybe next time.

Caty said...

I'm not sure I'd except another invitation to this dinner party. Feetloaf cracked me up!!

Glynn said...

And for dinner next winter
I will feast like a beast
And hope the M.D.
Stays away from me.

This was great fun.

Linda said...

So fun to read - just what the doctor ordered. ;)

Daryl said...

I hope everyone chewed thoroughly so no one had to administer the Hemlock Maneuver

Sara said...

THIS IS SO GREAT:~) I loved reading this one...it was fun...everything backwards. I like feetloaf and layer snake:~)

Oh, you are so clever and you make reading poetry the most fun. I want to write like you:~)

PattiKen said...

Very clever and so much fun! Great job.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hey Shay, I'm back from vacation and so happy to read all your fabulous work. What a gift you have.

I've had a few "feetloafs" in my day. You crack me up.

Hope you are good. Happy September,
jj

Shark Butt said...

sounds like good eatin' and better than we get in this fitch free house.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Do you write Haiku's there's a Haiku blogfest going on Thursday and Friday

http://hatshepsutnovel.blogspot.com/2010/08/announcing-haiku-blogfest.html

You have poetic talent -- that's obvious -- I thought you might like to enter, Roland

kkrige said...

Great poem! What a delightful dinner party? How could you refuse a repeat? haha

Kay said...

I think next year, I'll call in dead.

Jingle Poetry said...

;)

LaTonya Baldwin said...

another reason I'm a veghead. lol

Helen said...

SO glad you posted this one .. I missed it first time around. Consider this my RSVP!

Susan said...

"Alfresco in the howling" winter!
Ha! Frozen guests would be the frosting on the cake! Grotesque indeed.

Timoteo said...

Where is the dog under the table when you really need him?

Sam Edge said...

no feetloaf please

himani rawat nayal said...

Interesting dinner...

Kerry O'Connor said...

I'm very happy to get as chance to read this poem. It reminds me of all the meals, of one sort or another, that we are forced to swallow. Excellent metaphor and darkly humorous.

Peggy said...

Fun silly poem. Gave me a chuckle. At least I am not THAT awful a cook!

humbird said...

Funny and so whimsical food...

hedgewitch said...

One of your word romps that can't help but cause a ladylike snorkle if not a carefully repressed guffaw. I think I've been to that place some years ago, when I didn't know any better than to accept food from strangers.Glad to have the chance to read it, Shay.

awakenedwords said...

i have been to this dinner...pretty sure it was the company which made the food so bad...

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Your tag about the rich said it all. Sure, you have the exotic foods, etc., but the awkwardness, the lack of consideration for guests in favor of uniqueness and extravagance... I LOVED this little stinger, Shay, brill. Amy

ed pilolla said...

a delightful feast.

grapeling said...

No ladyfingers?

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous, Shay. I enjoyed this but am glad I wasn't invited.
K