Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,513 Points (25th March 1943)

If You Would, Please - Poem by Ernestine Northover

Pass the salt dear, if you would, please,
I need to put some on these peas.
But not the pepper, now don’t tease,
you know it always makes me sneeze.

The horseradish sauce, is so nice,
it gives the meal a touch of spice.
But too much and you’ll pay the price,
it’ll burn your tongue in just a trice.

The tartare sauce is worth a try,
this is so true, I do not lie.
With luscious fish baked in a pie,
then served with a piquant stir fry.

What about chocolate dessert,
some extra calories won’t hurt.
then more cream, just maybe a squirt,
and watch it doesn’t stain your shirt.

Food of every kind I’ll eat,
I find it all a real treat.
I’m always ready for the sweet,
but slimming is a real feat.

Pass the salt dear, if you would, please,
and some lemon for me to squeeze
into my gin. Slices of cheese
would my sharp hunger pangs appease.

Pass the salt, Walt.


© Ernestine Northover


Comments about If You Would, Please by Ernestine Northover

  • (5/28/2016 10:26:00 PM)


    ..........most wonderful, I enjoyed this :) ★ (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (6/16/2008 10:06:00 AM)


    Your talents are expansive. A very fun poem to read, I did so several times. (Report) Reply

  • (6/13/2008 3:31:00 AM)


    Oh brilliant! Perfectly formed, E. t x (Report) Reply

  • (6/12/2008 4:27:00 PM)


    Ernestine, this made me hungry, but it also tickled my sense of humour. Loved it my friend. Top marks and thanks for sharing it.
    Hugs David
    (Report) Reply

  • (6/12/2008 4:11:00 PM)


    Ernestine, this is what I call a 'comfy, cozy poem.' Very nice, very warm, rhymes neat and tidy. Good work.

    Raynete
    (Report) Reply

  • (6/12/2008 3:42:00 PM)


    The horseradish sauce, is so nice, I love the stuff, always pleased when it comes with the roast meal

    Great bit of fun here Ernestine
    Just what this site needs at the moment
    Love duncan X
    (Report) Reply

Read all 6 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 12, 2008



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]