Camus Cafe


Our waiter herded us to our seats
Not skipping any beats
While he moved us to our moonlit table
We argued like animals in a stable
Over some moot point:
“How strong’s a moose joint?”
He with his stable mood
Calmly asked us to order food

I asked for their famous hamburger, extra tomatoes
You ordered a Reuben sandwich and mashed potatoes
He wrote our orders down
With what looked like a frown
Time swiftly passed
As we hemmed, hawed and sassed
Our food arrived and looked quite delicious
We started devouring our separate dishes

While wiping ketchup-stained lips on my sleef
I suddenly realized, “Hey, where’s the beef?”
You were in the midst of some loud finger-lickin’
When you learned that your meat was actually chicken
I opened up the remains of the whole wheat bun
And found both ham and some crisp bacon
There was no use crying over spilled milk
We finished up the products of waiter’s bilk

You said, “He was at the very least polite”
I countered, “But he didn’t get our orders right!”
You said, “At least it tasted good”
I said, “Of course, as it no doubt should.”
You said, “Just pay him, don’t make a scene.”
I replied, “But what he did was obscene!”
And on we went, our drinks still sipping
Arguing the ethics of cow tipping

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24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tinkwelborn
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 17:07:39

    Ha Ha HA…this is hilariously funny. I love it. we all need good humor poems.

    Reply

    • wordcoaster
      Oct 21, 2011 @ 17:24:46

      Thanks! So glad you enjoyed it–humor’s one of those things that only works if both parties are on the same wavelength. I enjoyed your wry sense of humor in your poem as well 🙂

      Reply

  2. leah
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 17:40:14

    that was both cute and funny.

    Reply

  3. charlesmashburn
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 18:53:12

    HA! I love it, David! It’s wacky, and I definitely get wacky! Good one!

    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/perfect-love/

    Reply

  4. dsnake1
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 03:02:59

    hahaha, i enjoyed this read very much..

    i don’t think i will make much of a fuss too, if the food is good. 🙂

    Reply

  5. Jennifaye
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 07:45:19

    made me smile 🙂 smart and sassy.

    Reply

  6. expatinCAT
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 16:04:57

    Clever write.. 🙂 // Peter.

    Reply

  7. Hema
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 13:10:52

    LOL! Good one! 🙂

    Reply

  8. muzzleflashing
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 23:20:30

    “…the ethics of cow tipping.” Always a good choice for a last line in a poem. =)

    Reply

  9. The Noiseless Cuckooclock
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 12:02:59

    clever piece of wriitng.

    🙂

    Reply

  10. disjointedrhymings
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 17:31:35

    Thanks for a beautifully written laugh 🙂

    Reply

  11. The Orange Tree
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 21:56:19

    lovely humor, wow.

    Thanks for sharing.
    join us tomorrow for week 55 fun, feel divine.

    smiles.

    Reply

  12. The Cello Strings
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 19:28:53

    how funny,
    smiles.

    🙂

    Reply

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