Bam the Gam Revisited!

03 Feb


Publish a post in the style of a favorite author/blogger or photographer.

Last June (the 4th to be exact), I wrote a post in response to the daily prompt. At the time of writing it I was not trying to sound like anyone else. I was just having a bit of fun with the prompt. However, when I finished it, and other people commented on it, it was in the style of Dr. Seuss. So, while when I was writing it, I was not consciously trying to sound like his writings, that is what came out in the end I suppose. 

I thought I would just, for the sake of this prompt, repost that posting here today. I will also include links to two other posts I made about the character in this post: Bam the Gam.

I will leave the original prompt, so that you can see what the post was in regards to that day.

I hope you enjoy! It was great fun to write!

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!”

***Here are two other posts involving Bam the Gam:


Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Daily Prompt, Poetry and Creative Musings


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10 responses to “Bam the Gam Revisited!

  1. marymtf

    February 3, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    🙂 🙂 I’ve given up Bammon and Gammon otherwise I’d be most tempted. 🙂 🙂


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