What Do You Want Bud?

I saw a Buddhist monk today
At a hot dog stand
The cook stood at the griddle
Doing his thing
“What can I make you” was his
Gruff demand
The monk replied, “Make me one
With everything”.

About the Poem

Quite a subtle poem, so if you don't get it at the first attempt, give it a second go. Whilst you're pondering, you might also like to consider the ethics of a Buddhist monk eating hot dogs. That's right, poets have perpetually to bend the rules.


Humorous Poems


Rhyming poem


8 lines

Key Stage

KS2, KS3


Paul Curtis

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