poet Jack Prelutsky

Jack Prelutsky

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A Pizza the Size of the Sun

I'm making a pizza the size of the sun,
a pizza that's sure to weigh more than a ton,
a pizza too massive to pick up and toss,
a pizza resplendent with oceans of sauce.

I'm topping my pizza with mountains of cheese,
with acres of peppers, pimentos, and peas,
with mushrooms, tomatoes, and sausage galore,
with every last olive they had at the store.

My pizza is sure to be one of a kind,
my pizza will leave other pizzas behind,
my pizza will be a delectable treat,
that all who love pizza are welcome to eat.

The oven is hot, I believe it will take
a year and a half for my pizza to bake.
I can hardly wait til my pizza is done,
my wonderful pizza the size of the sun.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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  • Ferry (8/18/2020 8:31:00 PM)

    Good source for second language students. Enjoyed it.

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  • Shaun CronickShaun Cronick (4/24/2020 4:22:00 AM)

    A superb witty and most enjoyable poem for everyone to marvel and enjoy.

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  • Poem Lover (3/20/2019 9:33:00 PM)

    Yummy poem! Makes my stomach growl.

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (3/20/2019 1:02:00 AM)

    Wild imagination delectably fertile,
    And rhythm that goes the mile,
    Well done.

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  • Richard D. Remler/Nightowl (3/1/2019)

    This is an awesome poem, with great rhythm and flow and spot on humour. What kid wouldn't want a pizza like that? This should be published if it isn't already. It's a gem. Loved every word.

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (2/28/2019 9:14:00 PM)

    Your best creation may take time much much longer than you would anticipate. This is what I've understood of this poem. Anybody agree or disagree?
    However, hearty congratulations to the poet on this poem's selection as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (2/28/2019 12:13:00 PM)

    my pizza will be a delectable treat,
    that all who love pizza are welcome to eat.... //.... Quite an amazing poem.... highly delectable. Thanks.

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (2/28/2019 7:44:00 AM)

    A fantastic fantasy. A pleasure to read.

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (2/28/2019 4:30:00 AM)

    The oven is hot, I believe it will take
    a year and a half for my pizza to bake.
    I can hardly wait til my pizza is done,
    my wonderful pizza the size of the sun. good and humorous poem. very interesting, Tony

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (2/28/2019 1:09:00 AM)

    Fantastic poem by Jack Prelutsky.
    Onto my poem list......

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (2/28/2019 1:04:00 AM)

    PIZZA
    ........... HEART!

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  • Athena Woods (10/2/2018 3:07:00 AM)

    Short but meaningful! ! :)

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (1/15/2017 7:03:00 AM)

    Your place as an icon of poetry is for ever assured. My respects Jack.

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (1/14/2016 9:09:00 AM)

    Wow so nicely written poem...

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  • Kevin PatrickKevin Patrick (9/13/2015 5:12:00 PM)

    Not a fan of Pizzas, but I am a fan of funny good poems, and this has it in spades, Great Modern Poem of the day!

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  • Afrooz JafarinoorAfrooz Jafarinoor (9/13/2015 1:48:00 PM)

    How nicely written! I also feel there's something more to it than that, but...! ! !

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (9/13/2015 10:26:00 AM)

    I would love a slice of that pizza, but I don't think I can wait a year and a half for it to bake! What oven will you use, Jack?

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (9/13/2015 8:22:00 AM)

    With mountains of cheese. Nice work.

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  • G. Akanji OlaniyiG. Akanji Olaniyi (9/13/2015 5:20:00 AM)

    That will be a very hugely big pizza! Lovely work! !

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