Humor Poetry posted January 10, 2021

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Laughs Along the Highway

Billboard Blunder

by kmoss

Learning to read enriched my mind,
I read every word I could find,
Reading signs along the hillsides,
During long, boring car rides,

Along the highway's white lines,
There are many different signs,
Making it easy to find food and gas,
Showing when to exit for a bypass,

I was tripped up by a word,
One I had never heard,
I will never live it down,
They laughed, I was a clown,

It's not pronounced like the singer Jimmy Buffett,
It's a dining choice, not the one for Miss Muffet,
It wouldn't fit her song, doesn't rhyme with tuffet,
This restaurant did not serve curds and whey,
The word I hilariously mispronounced that day,
Was from a billboard: "Exit here for the BUFFET!"


Childhood writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a rhyming poem about your childhood. It can be good or bad, happy or sad.
No more than 20 lines.
No free verse.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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