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Peanut Butter Sandwhich. and more!

Written by Gujju on October 12, 2009
So Kevin (Arly) reminded me of something i wrote a while back in a Creative writing class i took in high school. I have been meaning to share some of the stuff I wrote in that class for a long time, but it always managed to slip my mind. So here goes:

One of my tasks was to write a response to a poem. I didn't feel like doing that, so I took my favourite poem, and wrote a continuation of it, following the same rhyme scheme.

Shel Silverstien said: I’ll sing you a story of a silly young king
Who played with the world at the end of a string,
But he only loved one single thing --
And that was just a peanut-butter sandwich.

His scepter and his royal gowns,
His regal throne and golden crowns
Were brown and sticky from the mounds
And drippings from each peanut-butter sandwich.

His subjects all were silly fools
For he had passed a royal rule
That all that they could learn in school
Was how to make a peanut-butter sandwich.

He would not eat his sovereign steak,
He scorned his soup and kingly cake,
And told his courtly cook to bake
An extra-sticky peanut-butter sandwich.

And then one day he took a bite
And started chewing with delight,
But found his mouth was stuck quite tight
From that last bite of peanut-butter sandwich.

His brother pulled, his sister pried,
The wizard pushed, his mother cried,
“My boy’s committed suicide
From eating his last peanut-butter sandwich!”

The dentist came, and the royal doc.
The royal plumber banged and knocked,
But still those jaws stayed tightly locked.
Oh darn that sticky peanut-butter sandwich!

The carpenter, he tried with pliers,
The telephone man tried with wires,
The firemen, they tried with fire,
But couldn’t melt that peanut-butter sandwich.

With ropes and pulleys, drills and coil,
With steam and lubricating oil --
For twenty years of tears and toil --
They fought that awful peanut-butter sandwich.

Then all his royal subjects came.
They hooked his jaws with grapplin’ chains
And pulled both ways with might and main
Against that stubborn peanut-butter sandwich.

Each man and woman, girl and boy
Put down their ploughs and pots and toys
And pulled until kerack! Oh, joy --
They broke right through that peanut-butter sandwich.

A puff of dust, a screech, a squeak --
The king’s jaw opened with a creak.
And then in voice so faint and weak --
The first words that they heard him speak
Were, “How about a peanut-butter sandwich?”

My Continuation went a little something like:

His mouth was closed for so many years
So when he could speak, they were all ears
They were almost brought to tears
When he asked for a peanut-butter sandwich.

But can you really blame the guy?
For twenty years his mouth was dry!
He didn’t want some water or pie.
He wanted his favourite peanut-butter sandwich.

It really is a tasty treat.
Its creamy, smooth or crunchy sweet.
Along with the goodness of whole wheat.
It’s his peanut-butter sandwich.

The villagers insisted on others food.
Maybe something mashed or stewed?
But these requests just ruined his mood,
He just wanted a peanut-butter sandwich.

The king cried like a baby.
No if’s, when’s or maybe’s.
So he asked his cooking lady
“Please make me my peanut-butter sandwich.”

She ran back to him with fear.
For the peanut butter shelf was clear.
The kingdom broke out into a cheer
While the King cried for his peanut-butter sandwich.

And so the king was forced to eat
New foods like fruits and tender meat
But his life was always incomplete
Without his peanut-butter sandwich.

The end :)

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Mon Oct 12, 2009 03:49 AM +

You mean "snicker", Froggy? I'm not gonna lie, but that totally reminds me of a racial slur.

Mon Oct 12, 2009 03:52 AM +

Cheeze, i nearly spit out of my milk laughing when i read your post XD

Mon Oct 12, 2009 04:16 AM [Edited 2 times ] +

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Mon Oct 12, 2009 05:51 AM +

A peanut butter jelly sandwich actually contains over 45% of your recommended daily dose of Fat.

Mon Oct 12, 2009 06:14 AM +

Way to ruin it Zappy. Way to ruin it...

Mon Oct 12, 2009 06:14 AM +

Zappy said: A peanut butter jelly sandwich actually contains over 45% of your recommended daily dose of Fat.



Mon Oct 12, 2009 06:15 AM +

Agreed with Arly... this is supposed to be purely humorous, and we don't need your silly "facts" to bog everything down.

Mon Oct 12, 2009 06:15 AM +

Chameleon said: Agreed with Arly... this is supposed to be purely humorous, and we don't need your silly "facts" to bog everything down.

This, + Zappy, you seem to be assuming that the fat in peanuts is a bad thing.

Mon Oct 12, 2009 06:21 AM +

Love the blog, my biggest influences not just in my poetry but all my creative writing is Shel and Dr. Seuss

Mon Oct 12, 2009 01:26 PM +


I'd give you an A for that :D



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