Bam the Gam and His Distaste for Ham

04 Jun


If you could get all the nutrition you needed in a day with a pill — no worrying about what to eat, no food preparation — would you do it?

Bam the Gam was tired of ham.

“Ham, ham, ham,” said Bam the Gam

“I’m so sick and tired of ham!

Ham for brunch and ham for lunch

Ham with tea and ham with peas

Ham cold with a leg of toad

Ham baked, ham atop a cake

Ham fried and served with a pie

Ham sliced and diced,

With some rice.

Ham, ham, ham,”

Yelled Bam the Gam,

“I’m so sick and tired of ham!”

Then Sam the Gam had an idea

One that dropped right smack in his ear

“I shall invent a special pill

A pill to be a full-course meal,”

A smile tickled across his face

He set about to work in haste.

And so it was in just a week

He had it sitting in his cheek

“Now swallow this little red pill

And it will be a scrumptious meal!”

And as the pill hit his belly

It felt like a ton of jelly

“MMM, MMM, MMM, MMM,” said Bam the Gam,

“So much better than stinky ham!”

And so it was, three times a day

With a pill, hunger went away

But after awhile, before very long

He started to think he got it wrong

“The pill is great and it fills me up

But what of my spoons and bowls and cups?

“My dishes just sit, collecting dust,

And all my forks are starting to rust!”

And right then he heard his tummy growl

“What I wouldn’t give for food right now!”

At that moment, he began to think

Of all the pies and rice, meats and drinks

To his surprise, he had an idea

One that sat in the opposite ear

“I think I’ll toss my little red pill,

And have me a good, old fashioned meal.

But what shall it be,” thought Bam the Gam,

He thought maybe chicken, steak, or lamb

“No, no, they won’t do,” said Bam the Gam

“I’d rather have a nice slice of ham!”


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Posted by on June 4, 2013 in Daily Prompt


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7 responses to “Bam the Gam and His Distaste for Ham

  1. Cinnwriter

    June 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    So very creative for a daily prompt assignment. Love it!! (Looking forward to reading the “Shadowlands” piece…a C.S. Lewis reference, perhaps?)

    • Timothy Murray

      June 4, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      Thank you Cinnwriter. I appreciate your time in reading it and the compliments.
      And yes, it is a dear old “Jack” reference.

  2. Dagny

    June 5, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Bam the Gam was totally there. Loved your take. I can’t write poetry for nuts and so automatically admire anyone who does.

    • Timothy Murray

      June 5, 2013 at 9:32 am

      Thank you Dagny. I had fun writing it. Thanks for the compliments and the read!


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