Waffle in Hand

Waffles hot from the grill, Nikon D90 Photo by  © SCPotter

Waffles hot from the grill, Nikon D90 Photo by © SCPotter

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The Waffle Song

Oooh…I’m a little waffle, cookin’ in the grill,
Some happy little belly, I am gonna fill.
Load me up with syrup, butter and some cream.
Yes, I’m the yummiest breakfast you have ever seen.

Oooh…my brother’s just a corn flake, crunchy, cold and dry,
He floats around in milk and doesn’t even try,
To be the kind of breakfast for a King or Queen.
No, I’m the yummiest breakfast you have ever seen.

Oooh…my sister’s name is Oatmeal; she’s sticky, warm and sweet,
With cinnamon and raisins, she makes a lovely treat.
But movie stars with Oatmeal are never on the screen.
No, I’m the yummiest breakfast you have ever seen.

Oooh…my cousins in the egg box are served in many ways,
Boiled, fried and omelet style, some have them every day.
They eat them in the morning, on toast and in between,
But, I’m the yummiest breakfast you have ever seen.

Oooh… my other friends are fruits and nuts, delightfully combined,
With yogurt or some ice cream, I know you’d surely find,
They’re not the best for breakfast; you know just what that means,
Yes, I’m the yummiest breakfast you have ever seen.

Oooh, I have another brother, in fact he is my twin.
We’re made from common batter, I’m thick and he is thin,
He’s just a plain old pancake; he won’t be in your dreams,
No, I’m the yummiest breakfast you have ever seen.

Sooo…now you know the menu; what options will you choose?
At breakfast you’re the winner; with waffles you can’t lose.
Let’s get the griddle going for the taste that reigns supreme,
Yes, I’m the yummiest breakfast you have ever seen.

© Steven Potter, July 30, 2013 All rights reserved.

The first verse of The Waffle Song came to me last Saturday morning as I was taking a shower and thinking of what I’d like for breakfast. In fact, the first verse was finished before I got out of the shower! It’s really a great place for composition, poems and singing!

Over the next few days, the rest of the song slowly came together. And now, what began as a tweet poem, has taken on the stature of a camp-style, sing-a-long earworm! My wife and I can’t stop it from playing in our heads.

In honour of the songs arrival a week ago, we had waffles for breakfast this morning. And the waffle in hand photo was taken to complete the story.

I’m hoping that someone at TVO Kids will like it well enough to put it into a video. I can already visualize many of the characters in the song; think this could be a wonderfully funny story when visuals of the “breakfast family” are added.