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For the Love of Cheese! ~ a Poem

John values the use of humour and enjoys writing and reading limericks and jokes. He is a fan of Dr. Seuss, Edward Lear and Shel Silverstein

Cheese: Image by Annalise Batista from Pixabay

Cheese: Image by Annalise Batista from Pixabay

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.

— G.K. Chesterton, Alarms and Discursions

A World Without Cheese - No Way!

After recently reading a tongue-in-cheek poem titled "World Without Cheese" by Clive Williams I was inspired to write this. It made me sit and think just what a world without cheese would be like and how it would affect my life.

The current coronavirus is quite concerning for the whole world, especially the acute lack of toilet paper that has resulted de to panic buying. However, a lack of cheese in the world is an even more terrifying scenario that I am sure many cheese-loving people can relate to. This poem explains just how much I for one would miss it, and to prove G.K. Chesterton wrong haha.

Wine and Cheese: Image by Oldiefan from Pixabay

Wine and Cheese: Image by Oldiefan from Pixabay

For the Love of Cheese

Listen please! I love cheese!

It’s yummy for breakfast melted on toast.

I like other foods too

But I love cheese the most.

I like cheese for lunch

And for dinner and snacks.

Without lots of cheese added

All other food lacks.

There’s so many cheeses

From all around the Globe,

Like Cambozola and Gruyere,

Schnebelhorn, Tomme de Savioe.

There’s popular cheeses

Like Gouda and Cheddar,

Swiss Cheese and Feta,

Parmesan, Mozzarella.

Some cheese has weird names

Such as Tipsy Goat,

Ewe Calf to be Kidding,

And Laughing Cow Swiss.

But I like them all,

There’s not one I won’t try.

I’ll eat cheese on ice-cream

And on apple pie.

The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you find new cheese.

— Spencer Johnson

Cheese is better than candy,

Much healthier too.

I’ll grate it on pasta

And salads and stew.

Mozzarella on pizza

Is simply perfection.

There are so many cheeses

That warrant selection.

Waiters in restaurants

Give me the eye.

When I ask for “more cheese,”

They just want to cry.

It's a good source of calcium,

And is better than milk.

Some cheese has a texture

That's smoother than silk.

We say "cheese," for photos

For the thought makes us smile.

Why not "Brussel sprouts?"

Think on that a while.

They say that the Moon

Is made of green cheese,

So book me a seat

On the next rocket, please!

My whole family is lactose intolerant and when we take pictures we can't say cheese.

— Jay London

A Paris Cheese Shoppe: Image by Gerhard Bögner from Pixabay

A Paris Cheese Shoppe: Image by Gerhard Bögner from Pixabay

© 2020 John Hansen

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