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Will you eat it, if it is in a dish?

Will you eat it, if it is in a dish?

Posted on June 17, 2011 on asokaplus

If it has got four legs
And it is not a chair
Will you eat it?
Americans will eat it

If it has got two wings
And it flies
But is not an aeroplane,
Will you eat it?
British will eat it in full

If it swims
And it is not a submarine,
Will you eat it?
Africans will eat it
Even if not hungry
It has no legs
And wiggles
But not a stick
Or a broom stick
Will you eat it?
Yes the Chinese will eat it
Like noodles

But a poor
Or an Indian
Or a Bangladeshi
Cook has to cook it
Before it is dished out
In a royal plate

It looks as if
Even a modern
Buddhist of Colombo
Or a Buddhist Monk
From Anuradhapura
Would not say
If it is dished out
Not in royal
At a Presidential Buffet
In Colombo
Modified from Prince Phillip’s Visit and
His Uttering in Royal Language