Patti Masterman

A Bear Came To Dinner - Poem by Patti Masterman

A bear came to dinner;
He ate before the bell,
He didn't use his napkin,
I am here to tell.

He didn't cut his steak,
Neatly; with the knife,
And licked his mashed potatoes
Off the plate- it was not quiet.

He didn't wait for prayers,
He didn't pass the bread-
But balanced it, most perkily,
Atop his brown-bear head.

His manners more atrocious,
Than any I have seen;
But heavens, I'm so grateful
He didn't just eat me.

Comments about A Bear Came To Dinner by Patti Masterman

  • (5/11/2014 6:34:00 PM)

    ..........wonder if he thought you were much fun to read....truly enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

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  • (11/17/2013 6:22:00 AM)

    Mascha Kaléko would be proud of you, Patti, and so would Ogden Nash! Well done! (Report) Reply

  • (3/4/2012 9:40:00 PM)

    This made me smile as well. Anyone would be lucky to meet such a bear. (Report) Reply

  • Martin O'Neill (2/21/2012 4:48:00 PM)

    This is just delightful, whimsical and well written in an Ogden Nash sort of silly joyousness. I could imagine reading this at bedtime to a wide eyed three or four year old with a giggle and kiss goodnight. (Report) Reply

  • (1/21/2012 12:31:00 AM)

    very fun! I encountered a bear once so I can relate! (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (1/18/2012 5:08:00 PM)

    Love it! Love it! You must read mine - Where the Polar Winds Blow -
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  • (10/20/2011 1:50:00 PM)

    very nice, cute ending. (Report) Reply

  • (8/7/2011 4:38:00 AM)

    I am so glad that the bear did not eat you either Patti
    What a most fasinating bear that is
    But one can not help but love the hungry fella.......
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  • Simon Gowen (6/27/2011 12:02:00 PM)

    Sounds like Winnie the pooh has let himself down yet again.

    Lovely poem.
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  • (6/23/2011 1:36:00 PM)

    An invitation to Big Brown BearThe bbq is on so come on over. (Report) Reply

  • (6/18/2011 2:03:00 PM)

    You make me smile, G x (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 19, 2011

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