May 9, 2011 6 Comments
100 words and five on ‘Breakfast’:
‘What would you, for breakfast?’
Doting grandma caringly asked.
Toast, butter, cheese and jam –
not for the one from Birmingham.
‘Dosai, appam, idly, vadai –
not for the one from Manamadurai.
‘Parontha, puri, bhajiya, curd –
not for the one from Chandigarh.
It was a challenge all right –
Grandma didn’t wink all night.
At the table, sharp at eight,
eyes were wide, tongues were out.
Not for long did they wait.
When it came, what a sight!
Idly-dough into patties fried,
burger-bread with chutney spread.
Cheese and cabbage, to be right,
olives and raisins, sure to delight.
Fingers licked, plates cleaned,
Grandma’s original stands revealed.
In response to the drabble challenge hosted by Aheïla at http: //thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/drabble-day-breakfast/