Chinese Poetry

Checking my Gmail this morning, the daughter of a high school friend and his wife sent me a message.  “Hi!  Stuck with Chinese homework.  Have to write a poem.”  I think she was using the chat feature as an excuse not do her homework.  “No worries,” I replied.  “I can help.”

After a few minutes of thinking, I responded with the following poem.  It is Chinese.  Kind of.


Chinese Poem


There once was a siu mai

All covered in sauce.

My brother didn’t want to eat it

So I said, “That’s your loss.”


Picked up by my chopsticks

and dunked in some soy,

The tasty steamed dumpling

brought my tummy lots of joy.


That’s all the creativity I can muster today.  Have a good Friday.