Vomit flavoured ice cream

In loving memory of Green Eggs & Ham by Dr Suess

Photo: Lowy Institute

MICHAEL DOM

I do not like vomit flavoured ice cream
Vomit flavor is not in my dreams
And if I were to taste it I think I would scream
Please don’t count me on your vomit-flavour team

Many other people dislike it too
But I’m sure there’s someone and maybe it’s you
Who likes vomit flavoured ice cream
And maybe you dream and scream for it too

Some people chew buai and swallow the juice
Others spit the stuff out and that looks quite gross
Some people think buai tastes like vomit – their choice
Because I love the taste and always rejoice

But then again, I don’t like nuts in ice cream
I think putting nuts in ice cream is really mean
Though my bestie loves that stuff and is always keen
To eat nuts in ice cream until she turns green

She dislikes me gargling buai all day
I chew my buai and swallow the juice
But serve vomit flavoured ice cream and I’ll puke right away
Sometimes we can’t help what we like or choose

Published by Ples Singsing

Ples Singsing is envisioned to be a new platform for Papua Niuginian expressions of creativity, ingenuity and originality in art and culture. We deliberately highlight these two very broad themes as they can encompass the diverse subjects, from technology, medicine and architecture to linguistics, music, fishing, gardening et cetera. Papua Niuginian ways of thinking, living, believing, communicating, dying and so on can cover the gamut of academic, journalistic or opinionated writing and we believe that unless we give ourselves a platform to talk about and discuss these things in an open, free and non-exclusively academic space that they may remain the fodder for academics, journalists and other types of writers alone. New social media platforms have given every individual a personal space to share their feelings and ideas openly, sometimes without immediate censure. The Ples Singsing writer’s blog would like to provide another more structured platform for Papua Niuginian expressions in written, visual and audio formats while also providing some regulation of the type and content of materials to be shared publicly.

One thought on “Vomit flavoured ice cream

  1. I do not like poems that are a bore
    I tell you I will scream if I read more
    But I do like poems that make me jump
    In joy, like a smack on my roundish rump

    Vomit-flavoured ice cream is new to me
    Many may like it, and I’ll leave them be
    But a poem about this dish and buai
    Makes me think poet is a red-mouth guy

    I hope these two treats will not plan to meet
    Surely the combo will defy the sweet
    I’ll wait to see what’s on the next menu
    With the promise of joy, a jump or two

    Liked by 1 person

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