A Fly In My Soup

Here’s a silly little poem I wrote for absolutely no reason; just one of those random thoughts that seem to race into my mind from time to time. I’m posting it on The Purple Treehouse Funny Bunny Fridays week 1.

A Fly In My Soup


There’s a fly in my soup, I shouted

A hush fell over the room

The big cook with one lazy eye

Stared straight at me…. I assumed

He walked slowly to my table

A pin dropping could not have been heard

Said, say it again ‘bout the bug, my friend

And it may be your very last words

Well baloney, I thought and then I said, what

To me you’ll not speak to like that

He gave a big grin, looked right at me again (I think)

Then the soup hit my lap with a splat

Laughter uproarious filled the room

I blushed and then leapt from my seat

Looked up at my huge assailant

And then hastily beat my retreat

Arrived at the house much disheveled

The wife said, oh me and oh my

Dear I must ask you this question

Did you know you’ve got soup in your fly?

Copyright © 1998 C. Mashburn


  1. Absolutely brilliant! I enjoyed that. And thanks for visiting my blog.

    • You are very welcome for the visit to your blog, and thank you so much for stopping by mine. The visit and comment are appreciated!

  2. Ina said

    LOL I really like this one 🙂 Great ending!

    • Thanks, Ina. I can be a bit silly at times. Oh, all right, most of the time.
      I appreciate your visit and comments!

  3. thingy said

    Ha! Perfect start for my morning. : )

  4. Oh Charles! I saw that one coming a mile away – but it was funny anyway! Thanks for the visit again – you know I’ll be by to visit you again soon!

    • I was that obvious, was I? Shoot!
      Thanks for the visit and comment, Paula! appreciate it!

  5. kez said

    cool ….my sons a chef will show him this later he’ll have a hoot ! thank you and for your comments on my blog x raunchy rhymes

  6. sherry mashburn said

    I see the cook in my minds eye. Funny!

  7. A.B. Thomas said


  8. haikudoyou said

    Laugh out loud funny – wonderful!

    • Thank you! I’m so glad you got a laugh out of it!
      I appreciate the visit and comment!

  9. Teri C said

    Hysterical!!!!! I love it!

  10. dsnake1 said

    loved it!
    double whammy, eh? 😀

  11. Jo Bryant said

    Very clever – very funny. 🙂 Thanks for stoppping by my entry http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/russell-brand-and-the-sex-line/

  12. morning said

    a fly in your soup, wow.

  13. Shawn Bird said

    Tee hee! Like the lazy eye “looked me I think” ;-P Very fun.

    Oh- and thanks for dropping by wwww.shawnbird.com! I appreciated you popping in and leaving a comment.

    • You know the cook? Small world!
      Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the visit and comments!
      You’re welcome for my visit. I enjoyed it!

  14. Gigi Ann said

    “A Fly in the soup..Soup in your Fly… Very funny.

    Thanks for visiting my Purple Tree House entry this week.

    • You’re welcome, Gigi; thanks for the visit to my blog, too. I appreciate the comment!

  15. Well, I was going to have soup tonight, but now I think I’ll pass. I enjoyed it thoroughly and thank you for the fine way to start my day.

    • Ah, c’mon, Dan. A little protein is good for ya!
      And thank you for the visit and great comments!

  16. Stafford said

    Well constructed and a neat idea!

    Thanks for the invitation to visit.

  17. Hahaha. That was awesome. Great punch line. 🙂

    Oh and you just needed to click the link in the poem on my page to see the mustached horsey. 🙂

  18. Hahaha, nice! I know someone with a lazy eye–very unsettling 😉

    • A guy that worked for me years ago had one. He wore sunglasses a lot to hide it, but he also was very funny about it when he was around people he was comfortable with. One of his favorite gags was to look at one of us–the lazy eye would be looking at another person–and say, “Hey! I’m talkin’ to you!”
      Thanks for the visit and comment

  19. Haha I loved the character of the cook.

    • Can’t ya just see the big brute in his grease-stained apron, ready to smack ya with a dripping spatula? Yep, I see him, too!
      Thanks for the visit and comment, Jack. I really appreciate it!

  20. superb humor.
    keep it up.

  21. Too funny! and it’s 6:45AM, not easy to amuse me at this hour. I love the narrator’s not being sure the cook is even looking at him (with his one eye), and that was a brilliant reversal at the end.
    My students would love this 🙂

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it, Lisa! It’s one of those silly things that just popped into my head one day.
      Thanks for the visit and nice comments!

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