Le Banquet ExceptionaleA Poem by David L. Nelson
Dining out with the upper crust
Le Banquet Exceptionale
Yes, Yes, Of course...we have a reservation
Someone on your staff has ignored a cancellation
Seat us by the window we like to watch the waves
Dear, look at that young waiter he's wanting for a shave
Oh Miss! could you move this plant it obscures my husband’s view
The last time that we ate here the prawns were tough to chew
I like a piping hot meal served upon an icy plate
The entrée should be early though I prefer my salad late!
I shall have my oysters raw though steamed they are divine
On second thought sauté them wait! Boil them in wine
I often spend the evening dining with J. D. Rockefeller
He always lets me choose among the bottles in his cellar
A Rothschilde 1812
I last plucked from his many shelves
But tonight I'm with my honey
We will try the MD 20/20
And waiter more potatoes if you please
I'll have them presto presto
but not so fast
to cause a breeze
For dessert, I should like
The "Pastry De Lorraine"
They serve it chilled in France
But it's better warmed in Spain!
We will have it in a custard cup....
Wait! Wait! Serve it on a platter
It's best served in a Petri dish
I prefer the former to the latter
And a lâtté and a demi tass
But in your biggest cup
We won't need a doggie bag
we've brought our little pup
But if you could bring a child's seat
he can join us at the table
he likes his napkin fluffed
No hurry... as soon as you are able
We will pay with Master Card
or should I use the Visa?
I've been patient... but it's hard...
They seldom serve to please us
I know it may seem rash
But I've decided not to tip
The waitress seemed a little brash
and my plate contained a chip.
© David L. Nelson 2008 Focus Fine Arts® & Ironworks Publishing™
© 2013 David L. Nelson
Added on February 8, 2008
Last Updated on February 23, 2013
David L. Nelson
AboutI write poetry, fiction, short stories, essays and novels. Working in varied genres which span the spectrum, from humorous fiction to serious political essays. I am presently composing a book of poetr.. more..