From Fruitful Poems

Poems  make us laugh.. cry.. reflect..sad..happy. They will touch our hearts and soul.

 

This poem was written in 1958, to teach table manners

 

TABLE
RULES FOR LITTLE FOLKS

 

In
silence I must take my seat,

And
give god thanks before I eat;

Must
for my food in patience wait,

 

Till
I am asked to hand my plate;

With
knife, or fork, or napkin ring,

I
must not play, nor must I sing.

 

I
must not speak a useless word,

For
children should be seen, nor heard;

I
must not talk about my food,

Nor
fret it if I don’t think it good;

 

I
must not say, ‘The coffee’s cold’

‘the
tea is hot, ‘The cofee’s cold’

My
mouth with food I must not crowd,

nor
while I’m eating speak aloud;

 

Must
turn my head to cough or sneeze,

And
when I ask,say ‘If you please,

Take
table cloth I must not spoil,

Nor
with my food my fingers soil,

 

Must
keep my seat when I have done,

Nor
round the table sport or run;

When
told to rise, then I must put

My
chair away with noiseless foot;

 

And
lift my heart to god above,

In
praise for all his wonderous love.

                       Anonyomus

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Food globe

 

 

4 Responses to “From Fruitful Poems”

  1. shuggy1993 August 14, 2013 at 11:54 PM #

    That is a long poem, but it is sounds amazing and terrific. Great post 🙂

  2. beeseeker April 5, 2013 at 10:27 AM #

    Wow! That’s a mouthful on its own 🙂

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