Dinner Time Rhyme
Did you hear how little Miss Muffet
Sat down to eat some food on a tuffet?
Her curds and whey were soft and wet
(These curds and whey are what you get
When using milk for making cheese,
So do not look for them on trees).
If you went out tonight to eat
Instead you’d likely have a seat
And choose a favourite food or two
And wait till it was served to you,
Or from the buffet eat your fill,
But not so much it made you ill.
Now should Miss Muffet too turn up
With curds and whey in bowl or cup
And say: “This buffet’s not for me,
Try this, it’s better, you’ll agree.”
Here’s what I suggest you say:
“Let’s go and get some takeaway.”
- Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #20
Monty says: “A buffet dinner celebration with family a few months back came to mind with the prompt. This got me thinking about how confusing a child might find the pronunciation of “buffet”, having been exposed at some point to little Miss Muffet, let alone what she ate, so I decided to explore both in this simple poem.”