Ted Sheridan


A Sopranos Style Mac Attack - Poem by Ted Sheridan

Tony picked up a sharp knife from the Diner's table
and holding it to the seeded throat
of yet another Big Mac...he sealed his fate
Too much special sauce on too much white bread
devoured over the short life span of forty plus years
had made this obese maniac act out his fantasies
Ordering super sized drinks and fries with that
Was this only the beginning....or the tragic end
to what could be or could have been?
The flies were busy snatching sparse crumbs
from the discarded body parts of the beefy deceased
as a single sliced pickle was held hostage to his hunger
between two swollen fingers and an oral garbage disposal
Savoring it for last as if it were a fine cherry topping
Even the accumulative effects
of iodized sodium and fried onion rings
seemed powerless to bring this monster down
As his heinous appetite seems unstoppable....
Perpetually......Fade to Black___


(2007)


Comments about A Sopranos Style Mac Attack by Ted Sheridan

  • (6/12/2007 10:03:00 PM)

    Don't turn off your set - there will be a sequel! Well done Ted, a tour de farce and one in the eye for Macs! Rgds, Ivan (Report) Reply

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  • (6/12/2007 4:14:00 PM)

    You forgot about the hot apple pie with that! LOL (Report) Reply

  • (6/12/2007 11:59:00 AM)

    This is just great, 'Fade to Black' am picturing in my mind, due to the title, that last shot in The Diner, though not a Big Mac but Onion Rings....When POOF went [or so I thought the Cable] as the big screen went Black, but ah, then the credits rolled. So The Last Supper so to speak, at a diner with your reference to an old big mac......Great poem, and hope I got your message as intended...I did not like the ending of Tony though, not one bit, it's like, so, , , Okay, what happened..More than likely what ones stomach feels like after a big mac...don't know, never had one, too much stuff on them for me, , yuk! ! ! This had me laughing....marci. :) (Report) Reply

  • (6/12/2007 10:43:00 AM)

    Oh, Ted, this is bloody brilliant. Sharp and intelligent and witty and from the hip. But then I'm coming to expect nothing less. t x (Report) Reply

  • (6/12/2007 8:58:00 AM)

    You've made a meal of this one, Ted. And made this reader look at a burger meal in a different light......pass me the tuna salad, please. And hold the dressing...

    A great read.

    Love, Fran xxx
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 10, 2011


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