This was written for the weekly Terrible Poetry challenge. The divine Ms. Chelsea says ‘the topic is the cute (or ‘cute’) things that kids say. I’ll admit I’m more inspired by the parenthetical version after our dinner conversations lately. What is it with young children (perhaps just with boys) and potty humor? Do they really think meals are the best place to discuss vomit?’
From bottom-burps to bogeys
The dinner table farce started
when the oldest one farted,
and the middle-un began piddlin’
and then the underling was chundering.
To No. 1, Mum said ‘Stop that at once!, young Beau’
And he said ‘Sure, Ma, which way did it go?’
To No. 2, ‘The table’s not the place for peeing you know’
He replied ‘But you always tell us to go with the flow’.
No. 3 didn’t speak but passed his plate full of sick
To the dog under the table, from whence came the sound of ‘lick, lick’.
Dad smiled at his wife and ‘Don’t be such an old fogey’,
as he extracted and ate a big bogey.
Translations for non-Australians:
Chundering = vomiting
Bogey = booger