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I'm A Meat And Taters Guy

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I'm A Meat And Taters Guy

I can tolerate most any grub that is placed upon my plate,
Though I must be somewhat selective so as to control my weight!
I love a juicy New Yawk steak and taters with a slab of cherry pie,
'Cause I'm strictly a meat and taters sort of guy!

There ain't nothin' as tasty as a meatloaf with smashed pertaters,
With lots of gravy, new spring peas and fresh beefsteak termaters!
But spare me pickled pigs' feet or a feesh starin' me in the eye,
'Cause I'm strictly a meat and taters sort of guy!

I savor various kinds of soups and a good homemade stew,
And Beringer's White Zin wine with a delectable cordon bleu!
Sushi causes me to barf and pungent kimchi tears my eye!
I reckon by now you've guessed I'm a meat and taters sort of guy!

I relish the products hogs produce like sausage, bacon and ham,
And I don't care what others say, I'm an aficionado of good ol' Spam!
But Lord have mercy! Spare the anchovies, 'specially on a pizza pie,
'Cause I'm strictly a meat and taters sort of guy!

In these politically correct times, some folks might rashly conclude,
That since I detest certain grubs that I'm a prejudiced dude.
Well, that's their problem if we don't exactly see eye to eye.
It just so happens that I was born a meat and taters sort of guy!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 5/27/2013 11:06:00 AM
    This makes me hungry! As far for me though I'm strictly a "food in front of my face... must eat!!" kinda guy :) The really ironic thing is my favorites type of food are casseroles (cheese, potatoes, bacon, broccoli, the works) AND sushi... odd, I know. I don't know WHY people like having their food stare at them though? fish in the eye... in the words of Jim Gaffigan, "Just pretends it's butter and not the tears of a fish!"...

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 7:33:00 PM
    There IS something to be said for meat and taters in any style, Enjoyed the tale unfolding,,,, congrats on being the poet's choice in the winning tribute contest...a big salute, SuZ

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 4:47:00 PM
    thanks for sending me to this poem, bob! it's so you that it brought a great smile to my face. i absolutely love it! (and i agree with you about sushi)

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 2:03:00 PM
    Haha, I love it, Bob. Gave me a great laugh. YOU are too funny :). Have a Happy Easter, my favorite comedian/poet.

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 5:04:00 PM
    A good tasty poem Bob H., hope you are enjoying your Easter weekend. always~ PD

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 4:15:00 PM
    Well said Sgt ! We over the Atlantic mixed with Asian types over to the East and our (my) taste leans towards there - a little bit -towards the spices ! Lovely poem Best regards Nigel ! I don't like pigs trotters either !

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 4:04:00 PM
    BRAVO! Me, too.

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 3:36:00 PM
    I enjoyed your verse this afternoon, Happy Easter weekend. [I hope your cholesterol ok? ;)] Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 3:08:00 PM
    This one is a fact for me, I'm certainly a meat and taters kind of guy too! I just LOVE a good medium cooked Sirloin steak! Especially with good ole black pepper and various savory spices! And potatoes are my best friend, I eat them in any way except raw! So I can safely say that I am also a meat and taters kind of guy, just like you my friend! This is a fabulous write, you have delighted me with this awesome poem! What a tremendous piece, Great Work!!