Food Poems and Poems About Food; Food Humor, Riddles, Jokes and Humorous Recipes

 You are here > Home

Poems & HumorKEY WEST POEMS >  Key West Pinks



From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training
Over 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online & Worldwide


Key West Pinks

To live in the Southernmost City
in the continental U.S.
is to love eating fish
there’s no doubt no guess.

We eat grouper and yellowtail
lobster and dolphin
whether it’s from the Atlantic
or whether it Gulfin.

Sure there are raw bars
from one end of Duval to the other
but the oysters are foreign
they’re northern not souther.

When in Rome
do as they do it is said
so even if you visit the keys
just use your head.

If we do it the best
above and beyond it is noted
then eat the darn thing
it’s so close to where it floated.

The star of the show
the Stock Island fleet it does catch
quite a prize I must say
a pretty penny it oft does fetch.

What is this denison of the deep
that’s such a thing of beauty?
More valuable than gold
from a Galleon’s booty.

It’s the favorite local on this isle
I know I don’t think
it’s the shrimp el primo
the Key West Pink!

Doug Heyman, Key West, Florida
February 2005



  Home   |   About & Contact Us   |   Interviews   |   Food Timeline   |   Food History Articles   |   Other Links  

Please feel free to link to any pages of from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: [email protected]
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2015 James T. Ehler and unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.
You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission. Logo