Last Night We Had Company For Dinner


Last Night We Had
Company For Dinner

I didn't talk with my mouth full
and I sat up straight.
I kept my elbows off the table
and my fingers off my plate.

I kept my salad fork on the left
and my butter knife on the right.
And I always said "Excuse me"
to show that I'm polite.

I didn't reach across the table
or knock over any glasses.
I didn't throw my food
but I made some winning passes.

I put my napkin in my lap
to show I'm no beginner,


there was so much to remember,
I forgot to eat my dinner!

(C) 1998, Arden Davidson

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