Something Wry For National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day (January 14)

Thanks to my friend Fred Bortz, who bugged inspired me to write a limerick celebrating National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day:

Something Wry For Pastrami Day
By Madeleine Begun Kane

It’s Pastrami Day, so I’ve been told.
Hot on rye, spread with mustard it’s sold.
Though it’s seasoned and smoked,
I simply ain’t toked
By its flavor. It just leaves me cold.

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8 Responses to “Something Wry For National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day (January 14)”

  1. Bjorn says:

    Ha,,, not everyone can love pastrami…

  2. brian miller says:

    its funny….i did not know that, but guess what i had for lunch….hmmm….

  3. Fred Bortz says:

    I enjoy hot Pastrami on rye
    Much more than a non-Jewish guy.
    And my taste buds to tickle,
    I add a dill pickle
    And some Dr. Brown’s Cream, halevai.


  4. From a simple eater, I concur.

  5. Keats says:

    SO relieved to see simple verse in rhyme. Sometimes I feel like I’m alone in my adherence to classic structure & form. I love the irreverence in this… And how the everyday ordinary becomes fodder for the pen… A perfect subject for the tripping pace of a Limerick, in my opinion.

  6. HisFireFly says:

    so now I’m hungry
    sliced thin, piled high!

  7. Byron Ives says:

    I do love some rye and pastrami
    Much more than a scythe loves a commie
    And with it for cheer
    A pitcher of beer
    Or more, if I’m out and it’s balmy

  8. pea says:

    Never had it. Doesn’t sound great, I’ll give it a miss.