Bandicoot Delight

poem by: Cecilia Crasto
Written on Jan 13, 2017

They'll grace my table in silk and lace
Elegant ladies with impeccable taste
The menu was planned with meticulous care
Succulent roast beef so tender and rare

Turn on the oven and it's time to start
It will be a while so l take a slow bath
The water is warm and I stay too long
A smell wafts through acrid and strong

Rush to the oven and open the door
Engulfed by smoke I drop to the floor
The guests should be here in an hour two
I need to think fast about what to do

Go out to the garden and a bandicoot I see
My cat has killed it and it lies 'neath a tree
I've heard that the meat is juicy and sweet
My guests will love it and declare it a treat

The time arrives and I serve up the roast
With bated breath I await the toast
Then on someone's plate a tail appeared
Most of them swooned the rest disappeared!!


Tags: humor, rhyme, imagery,

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Geoffrey Brewer commented:
I can see this as a little dramatic farce. Nicely described and amusing.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you Geoffrey, many have said that they will not be accepting invitations to dinner at my place!!
Christopher Russon commented:
I love this poem really humorous Cecilia.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you for your kind comments Christopher.
Edward shields commented:
Ha ha made me laugh. Funny poem.
Maria Williams commented:
I like your imagination Cecilia, I could almost hear those cries of horror!! LOL
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you Edward and Maria, glad you saw the funny side to this tale!
Arch Angel commented:
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you Arch Angel, but what else could I do!
Frank byrne/Hornby.. commented:
I've never tasted bandicoot Cecilia....we don't get them running round the streets of Liverpool that often!....hahaha...but I imagine you'd rustle up a nice roast!.......hahaha.....loved the poem....
Sharon s commented:
I loved this! Really enjoyable to read :)


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