Monday, December 3, 2012

Lunch on our river cruise

the chafing dishes gather 'round
the long, long tables in the lounge
awaiting lunch, which will be served
appropriately sauced and herbed
for lined-up people who eat here
to be near the booze and beer
while downstairs in the dining room
a host of others will assume
sincere expressions of delight
secure in knowing they are right
to have the waiters bring their food
so they won't have to be rude
when spilling bowls of chosen soup
on someone else's luncheon group

Posted for
Open Link Monday
at the online writers' group,
Imaginary Garden with Real Toads


Susan said...

Cracked me up! My folks did the same thing when on their Alaska cruise. They just didn't want to dress up. From your photo, I gather you had better views. The rhyme is neat and makes this feel almost a limerick.

Mary said...

Looks like a nice setting, Kay. I bet the food was good.

Laura said...

some days silly is best:-)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I hear that cruises are all about food - and very wonderful food. Love your humorous poem.

Abin Chakraborty said...

This was loads of fun! kudos.

Kim Nelson said...

I love your sense of humor. Can always count on a bit of entertainment here.

Kerry O'Connor said...

You gave us a snapshot moment here, so well captured by your pen.

Hannah said...

I agree with the rest...and humor is such an important part of a good recipe, great write Kay!