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Mark R Slaughter


Fish ‘n Chips - Food of Life


Oh how I crave for fish ‘n chips:
Our fine cuisine of world renown.
I dined on such a subtle dish
When QEII received her crown.

Oh how I need some fish ‘n chips;
I'll queue in pouring rain or snow!
What better way to warm my hands,
As soggy chips make fingers glow.

We Brits are famed for culinary finesse,
Like steak ‘n kidney pud no less;
Wondrous tripe; cottage pie;
Bangers and egg in lard to fry!

But fish ‘n chips - the crowning glory -
A dish to trounce the great kebab!
You think I care for chicken masala?
It's cod and chips that grow my flab.

Oh how I yearn for fish ‘n chips,
All poshly wrapped in the Daily Star,
Then caked and drowned in salt ‘n vinegar -
And stinking out my brand new car!




Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2010










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Submitted: Monday, February 02, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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  • Anita Wisniewska (3/1/2009 3:59:00 AM)

    Lovely, lovely, think this is your genre, so very very apt, sounds like u really know the subj surely must be publishable if you can find the right place....gave it a 10 (Report) Reply

  • annie okia (2/23/2009 4:00:00 AM)

    aw fish and chips, best eaten from the bag....specially the crispy ones in the malt pool at the bottom. lovely............ Annie (Report) Reply

  • Tsira Goge (2/2/2009 12:30:00 PM)

    Very good poems, but all the same I have thought that you were hungry when you have composed this tasty a delicacy for readers... Thanks you for this...10...
    Tsira (Report) Reply

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