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Rated: E · Poetry · Comedy · #1887564
The great spaghetti ban.
There was a king who did a strange thing
concerning a food that was dear;
he made an order that blatantly said,
“No more spaghetti this year.”

Pasta his bane in his kingly reign,
he made it so perfectly clear;
his prohibition was thoroughly read,
yet people thought it severe.

He had to form a force that would swarm
the restaurants people revere;
and even though they found slices of bread,
there was no spaghetti near.

How the folk balked and O how they talked,
and many grabbed saber and spear;
it was spaghetti that kept them well-fed,
so they advanced from the rear.

Onto the court they pressed on like Gort,*
(that robot who many did fear);
they made demands that the king show his head--
alas, he would not appear.

Yet then a foe thought it apropos
to temper the mob’s scowling jeer;
so with his arms out he cordially said:
“I have spaghetti in here.”

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*Gort is a fictional humanoid robot in the 1951 film, The Day the Earth Stood Still.

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