disgruntled digestion

Quadrilles (44 words) “in a box” served by De at dVerse poets’ pub!


Dad must have eaten

too many sandwiches

packed in cold lunch pail

over fifty working years


Probably seen enough 

bologna to last another

fifty, sliced bread spread

in days before microwaves


Retirement home’s

elegant menu choices,

Sunday buffet brunch…

contrast supper’s disappointing 


box lunch!



Shel Silverstein



7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lona Gynt
    Aug 18, 2018 @ 10:47:52

    I liked bologna, at least I thought I did… actually I haven’t had it in thirty years, maybe I really hated it. But I liked your poem. Dads are great aren’t they?


  2. Grace
    Aug 15, 2018 @ 17:47:13

    I am ready for those elegant and nice meals after years of lunch boxes.


  3. Frank Hubeny
    Aug 14, 2018 @ 09:19:16

    He may long for those box lunches. I like the sound connection between “brunch” and “lunch”.


  4. Suzanne
    Aug 14, 2018 @ 00:19:43

    That’s a lot of fun.


  5. whimsygizmo
    Aug 13, 2018 @ 22:15:35

    Loving that title! I don’t blame him. Not a fan of a packed lunch, myself!


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