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Bon Appetit - poem

Updated on April 7, 2013
Sushi is one of my favorite lunches, also a rare treat.
Sushi is one of my favorite lunches, also a rare treat. | Source
Hmmm... No. The furr would get caught in my teeth. And my BFF would kill me. That is her cat!
Hmmm... No. The furr would get caught in my teeth. And my BFF would kill me. That is her cat! | Source

This is a funny poem about the foods I am fond of, or at least have given a try. Most of them are benign on a global scale. For middle America, they may be a bit odd. Now that I am older and wiser, I try to be sure that what I consume is as eco-friendly, animal friendly, and humanitarian as I can. That being said, I adore broadening my pallete.


Pickle's juices and pigs feet
Are some things I like to eat
Frogs legs and escargot
Taste fantastic don’t you know

My favorite ways to start a dinner
Turkey necks and chicken livers
I even like the hocks of ham
Who can resist a slice of spam

Oysters raw and on the half shell
Fishes with their heads and tails
Some herring pickled in a jar
The yummy pop of caviar

Anchovies salty and sardines
On a cracker are a dream
I love an olive any color
You just ask my older brother

Sheep and lamb and duck and goose
Best not leave them on the loose
Ostrich, bison, snake, and goat
A few more that have passed my throat

Gators and conchs make great fritters
Octopi are tasty critters
Eel and squid without the ink
Cheeses of the stankest stink

Just you name it I will try it
No food is banned from my diet
Except for those things deemed illegal
I will not dine upon Bald Eagle

Species threatened are off my list
No matter how tasty the dish
I find duck liver to be cruel
I’d rather eat a bowl of gruel

So line the morsels on my plate
Next time we are on a date
What you say I’ll like the worst
I’m happy to taste that one first


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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      Lewis Jian - I would love to try some of your foods. I just recently cooked chicken feet. They were, um, interesting. :)

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      Lewis Jian 3 years ago from Taoyuan City

      Good job

      We eat all kinds of weird foods here

      such as pig's blood cakes, chicken feet

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      vocalcoach ..... LOL... thanks for the great comment! you can come to dinner at my place anytime. I just wont tell you what is on the menu until AFTER we eat! :) .... thanks a million for sharing.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Remind me to turn down an invitation for dinner at your crib. OMG, I'm on the floor, laughing myself silly. Next time I'm in a blue mood I'm calling you :) Had to vote up, awesome and of course, funny. Sharing this with all my buddies. Thanks for being so talented!

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      teaches12345 - I am weird in that I love to gross out people. mission accomplished. glad we share some of the same tastes. hope you get the chance to try some of he more daring ones ;)

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      Thank you, Eddy... I really enjoy making people laugh.... thanks for sharing!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Oh you made me grimace but I listed a few things I could possibly enjoy. Funny poem and shows your witty attitude.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Humorous and I am still chuckling Dana. Voted up and shared.

      Eddy.

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      tillsontitan - scary?! I guess for some. not me! :)

      I am so glad you appreciate my wittiness. I adore making people smile.

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      OMG! Funny, witty, and scary. Great write Dana. Your humor stretches everywhere.

      Voted up, funny, and interesting.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      teaches12345 - this really is a fun one. go ahead and get that cat, but promise he wont end up as chop suey!!

      i am considering a sequel, about all the gross things i haven't tried yet. yummm!... thanks for stopping by. :)

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Love your humor and wit, Dana. I absolutely love the cat photo! Makes me want to go get one for a pet. Thanks for the smile.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      dreamseeker2 - thanks. come to think of it, i bet the kitty would love most of these things! :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      epigramman - "respects", "esteemed colleague". I have a hard time believing what I read. I know I am a good poet, but I still have a lot of doubts. I think a lot of creative people are cursed with that....

      Thank you so much for the visit and the wonderful words.... Good Evening from Dana and Charlie and Ella and Karaline - just a girl and three mutts. :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Tonipet - Yum! Raw fish in Vinagrette sounds tasty. I have had Hawaian Poke (raw fish with saly, lime, soy sauce, et.) I think that must ve very similar. It is so good.... Revisiting this has me craving the tiny baby octupus you can get at Japanese resaturats. Almost too cute to eat!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Gypsy Rose Lee - Mmmm. That sounds like a delightful way to enjoy chicken livers! ... That is a photo of my friend's cat, Jonah. He is so curte. Moslty fluff. He was all over me when I visited her...thanks for passing on the foody fun!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      ImKarn23 - L O L ! The fabulous Leslie thinks I am whacked! I feel like I just won an Oscar, a Grammy, and a Pulitzer all rolled into one!

      I adore your reaction to this! I don't know if I want to laugh, or to kiss you! Don't worry, I will floss the fish eggs out of my teeth first. ;)

      Never gonna stop lovin' you!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      CloudExplorer - O love food poems too. I have no idea why.... I wrot this in about an hour while sitting on my boyfriends couch. The first line just pooped inot my head a few days before that and as usual it just kept nagging at me.... Happy to see you like it.... Excited to read yours. Let me know as soon as you post it!

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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      Cute poem! I do hope you were speaking of the cat's diet and not your own. EW! ; ) Voted up and interesting.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      AudreyHowitt - THANKS! Regarding the food, you don't know what you are missing. All of that stuff is great! I will have to do another with the really weird stuff :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      ChristyWrites - Hello twin! Readig about food is fun, eatin git is "funner". Just another thing we have in common... so very super happy to see you here! hugs your way. :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      wayne barrett - LOL! I have eaten my share of crow!!! and washed ot down with a few stiff drinks, or a bottle of wine. Thanks for the laugh! see you around.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Vellur - THANK YOU!

      baja2013 - THANK YOU!

      So happy you both likes this, and that you took the time to let me know. Thanks too fo rthe votes! :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      rasta1 - thank you. I love to share my experiences and my poetry. Lucky for me I can do them at the same time. This was a fun one. happy you like it.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Mhatter99 - So good to see you at another one of my creations. I am so gald you found this clever. With so much writingout there, I really try to put put work that is not like anything else I have seen. I would almost rather it be not as good, as long as it isn't boring!

      Wishing you well

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      xstatic - Yay! I'm clever! I take that as a huge compliment. I dread the thought of being ordinary!

      Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Deborah Brooks - Love you Deb! I had so much fun writing this. I was sitting on my boyfriends couch listing all the foods and trying to get him to help me think of more. He was amused.... I love to spread fun when I can. Thanks for helping me by sharing. :)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      So cute! I will pass on most of the food though

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      What a funny, cool poem!! I like reading about food almost as much as I like eating it! Hehehehe almost :)

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Oh I so do love this one Miss Dana - what a treat and your poetic menu now has me hungry for more . Love your wit here and your sense of humor - it is so delicious and I am sending my sincere best wishes and respects to a most esteemed colleague from Colin and his cats , Tiffy and Gabriel at lake erie time ontario canada 12:45pm

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      Tonette Fornillos 4 years ago from The City of Generals

      That was hilarious, Dana. Have you tried raw fish in vinaigrette? If you don't eat it all, your cat will! I admire your determination in exploring tastes. Beautiful hub. My votes! -Tonette

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Well, at least you're not eating crow!! :-)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and funny. Loved this. Some of the food I certainly agree with - yummy. You should give chicken livers sauteed in bouillon and red wine a try. Who's the kitty? So adorable. My cat Sid says meow. Passing this on.

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      Bajazid 4 years ago from Sarajevo, Bosnia

      So funny! :) Voted awesome to!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Enjoyed reading and loved your poem!! Voted up.

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      Marvin Parke 4 years ago from Jamaica

      I am glad you are enjoying your palette. It made a nice poem.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      omg, omg, omg - no WONDER i adore you - you're WHACKED!

      (i love that in a woman..lol..)

      i gotta tell ya Dana - i had 2 immediate reactions - one was laughing so hard that my dog was concerned, and - TWO - my stomach is actually CHURNING at the thought of what you will EAT!

      Laughing and retching - can't say that's EVER happened..LOL..

      Please remind me NEVER to kiss you!

      This is my 'FAV DU JOUR' - going on my wall after i eat..( ya know - scrambled eggs and OJ...LOL)

      up and sharing! (thanks Mikey for getting me here...)

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      This was a very funny poem Dana I love the food style poetry, I actually was working on one similar like a week ago, and will share it here on Hubpages in due time. I have yet to master it though, its part of an on going series of story line poetry I been building up. I hope folks will enjoy it too. I loved your poem here and will be sharing it for sure. Nice one once again wow! nice humor and loving the cat addition, too cute :)

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Clever direction with this. I really enjoyed.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Great humorous piece of work here DanaTeresa! Very clever!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Okay girlfriend.. you made my night.. I am laughing so hard.. thank you I LOVE IT...

      FUNNY!!!

      Debbie

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