Today’s prompt from #NaPoWriMo
Our prompt today (optional, as always), will hopefully provide you with a bit of Friday fun. Today, I challenge you to write a parody or satire based on a famous poem. It can be long or short, rhymed or not. But take a favorite (or unfavorite) poem of the past, and see if you can’t re-write it on humorous, mocking, or sharp-witted lines. You can use your poem to make fun of the original (in the vein of a parody), or turn the form and manner of the original into a vehicle for making points about something else (more of a satire – though the dividing lines get rather confused and thin at times).
Stopping by the Fridge
(with apologies to Robert Frost)
Whose lunch this is I think I know.
His desk is by the window, though;
He will not see me lurking here
To rummage in his lunch-to-go.
The worker bees must think it queer
How their lunches seem to disappear
Between the hours of eleven and eight*
For fifty weeks out of the year.
I give his Caesar salad a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
All these greens will make me weep;
Why couldn’t he have brought some cake?
Well, for today his lunch he’ll keep,
But I have calories to reap,
And bags to pilfer before I creep,
And bags to pilfer before I creep.
*Yes, I know the rhyme breaks here.