A Little Nutty

Peanut Butter was a guy
Who never compromised,
For surely, he thought,
Nobody is nuttier than I.

As king of all the nuts
You’d find him almost anywhere –
Sometimes lurking in your fridge
Or nibbling on your hair.

“Oh, that’s your fault,” he’d quickly say
If ever he was caught,
“Your fridge seemed rather lonely,” or
“Your hair was in a knot.”

And then he’d blob his way along
In peanut butter style
With sticky satisfaction
At his buttered use of guile.

He ate his peanuts every day
To keep him nice and strong,
And blobbing back and forth real slow,
You’d hear him sing this song:

“Peanut Butter is the best!
I dare you to defy
That there is anybody who
Is nuttier than I.”

And as he sang his nutty song,
He saw a girl named Jelly
Whose blush made all the nuts whirl round
Deep in his peanut belly.

And though she saw him coming from
Almost a mile away,
She let him come and take her hand
In globbish disarray.

“Peanut Butter is the best
Is what I used to think,
But the two of us together
Would be deliciously in sync.
So take my peanut butter hand
And be my Queen of Jelly,
And I will always keep you warm
With all my peanut belly.”  Copyright 2013 © Sonya Annita Song

91 thoughts on “A Little Nutty

  1. Nothings beats a humorous tale in verse. Feels like Shakespeare. 🙂

    1. Haha he’d be rolling in his grave if he knew his plays were being compared to a little PB&J ditty. 🙂

      1. The rhythm is very enticing. Yeah, like reading Shakespeare. No doubt about it. 🙂

      2. Why so? This is AWESOME.

        1. Because Shakespeare plumbed the depths of human experience while this skims the pairing of two condiments. 🙂

          1. And this is plumbing the depths of two not-so-discussed condiments. I bet even he’d like it. 😉

            1. I think I’d have a better chance of Elvis liking it. 😛

      3. Let not the marriage of two condiments commit incontinence….?

        1. Lol yes, please let it not 🙂

  2. Am I the only person on Planet Zog that doesn’t like peanut butter? I want to like it because I like peanuts. But the last time I tried it from a spoon direct to mouth I retched fit to burst. It sticks to the roof of your mouth like glue and has an awful taste.
    But I still love your poem because it’s romantic and, by all accounts, peanut butter and jelly go together like, well, like chocolate and hot tea. Maybe I should give the jelly/butter marriage a go? But the thought!
    Ace poem! 🙂 x

    1. You are the only person from Planet Zog that I know of, so I have no idea as to the taste preference of other Zoggians. I think it is a gross oversight that you failed to mention your planet of origin in your Project O profile. I will have to be more aware of interplanetary preferences. Such a shame you don’t like PB as I was thinking of how you much you like happy romantic endings when I wrote this. And yes, you should give the PB&J a go. 🙂

      1. I will endeavour to be more accurate when stating my origins in future although the truth is now out there. 🙂
        I will try the PB&J – look I’m even using the lingo – I just can’t make any promises. 🙂 x

  3. I am a big fan of dear old PB but preferred him when he was single. Despite my doubts about the match, I have no doubts about the poem. – both smooth and crunchy at one and the same time! In short, a winner.

    1. He is very good single and has a right to toot his own horn, but when it comes to sandwiches, he really is a bit too much just on his own. Jelly helps it all go down smoothly. 🙂

  4. That was such a good story. Makes me want PB n J for breakfast!

  5. Peanut butter and jam I can go along with…even peanut butter and baked beans on toast…but peanut butter and jelly…well that’s a different thing altogether.

  6. So much fun! And a sweet love story to boot.

  7. the sequel…and then he met Fluff…

    1. Jelly will always be his first love. 😛

  8. This is such an awesome love story. I love pbnj! Now I know why…it’s their pure love in my belly. 😀 Om nom…hi I haven’t had breakfast yet today.

    1. Lol yes, love makes everything taste sweeter. Glad you enjoyed the story! 😀

  9. super awesome 😀 and funny 😀

    1. I told you I was a little nutty. 😉

  10. That is finger-licking good. I love peanut butter and even more so, when combined with the sweetness of jam. And I am a big fan of peanuts. 🙂
    Such a lovely read! 🙂

    1. You can’t go wrong with PB&J. I feel bad for people with peanut allergies. 😦

  11. How can I ever have a PB&J again!

    1. As long as you eat them together, they will be happy! They will be nice and warm in your tummy. 🙂

  12. I’m not a huge fan of modern poetry, because most of it comes across, to my linguist / editor / writer’s ear, as a hodge-podge of thoughts chaotically smashed together (rhythm / metre tossed to the wind) and labelled “poem”. But your poem just took me back 150 years, to a time when they knew how to write witty, succinct rhyme! Thank you – I’d just about given up hope on modern poetry!

    1. I am hoping the world of poetry will embrace rhymes once again in the near future instead of rejecting them as an inferior form to free verse. Your comment gives me hope that there are people who would welcome this change. 🙂

      1. Most definitely! I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to language; anyone can (and often does) write what is loosely termed as “free verse” – which seems to be a catch-all phrase for the good along with the “couldn’t be bothered to actually organize my thoughts into coherent rhyme” bits. 😉 At the moment I’m reading the Ingoldsby Legends (1842 edition), and I think it’s a style you would appreciate and be inspired by!

        1. Thank you, I will take note of your recommendation. I have often felt I was born into the wrong century, and seeing the words “1842 edition” makes this suspicion even stronger. 😉

          1. 😉 Where did you park your time machine? I’m packed & ready…

  13. Quite whimsical and humorous!

    1. I’m happy you thought so! 🙂

  14. That is so adorable. It made me laugh!

  15. That was the sexiest poem I have ever read about food. Nice.

    1. Lol I wouldn’t have thought of the word sexy, but I suppose in a different context it could be! 🙂

  16. You have captured the delicious and beautiful paring of PB and J 😀

    1. Yes, they are delicious together. PB is just too much on his own, so he needs J to help balance him out. 🙂

  17. This reminds me of a prayer uttered by one of my friends prior to eating a PB&J: “Thank you Jesus for peanut butter and jelly and the wonderful harmony and balance when they’re eaten together.” To which I say a hearty “Amen!” 😉

    1. You have wonderful nutty friends! 🙂

  18. An absolutely delicious poem! I giggled all the way through it.

    1. I love gigglers! So glad you found my poem delicious. 😀

  19. Oh my dear I’m laughing so merrily at this fabulous fable! It’s the cat’s meow! Brava! 😀

    1. The result of a peanut butter-induced coma. Considering how much PB I’ve eaten in the last week, you would think I’d be sick of it by now. 🙂

      1. Ah…and indulgence that is difficult here in Italy, what little we have is imported and expensive! We use Nutella in the place of PB…and I think the “sick” mechanism doesn’t work with comfort foods…sigh.

        1. I would never have guessed that peanut butter has to be imported into Italy. Nutella is good, but it’s not peanut butter. 😦

          1. So true…what can one do :-/

  20. A match made in heaven! 🙂

  21. brightened up my evening with a giggle 🙂 Thank you

  22. Funny, clever poem!
    Now I’ll have the earworm of “Peanut butter jelly time” song all day…:)

    MJ 🙂

  23. I had peanut butter sandwich for breakfast today. Then I got to see your poem, lol. Now, whenever I have a peanut butter sandwich, I’ll remember your Nutty poem 🙂

    1. It’s only a little nutty. 😉

  24. I like it it made me laugh

  25. 🙂 ah, so nice to see other nutters are out there much mirth, thank you Cubby

    1. Takes a nutter to know a nutter. 😀

  26. Needed a “love” button for this! True peanut buttery love…oh yes…I did *love* this!!! 😀

    1. Peanut buttery goodness…nom nom nom…what’s not to love? 😀

  27. you’re too funny Cubby, and have a great imagination!! 🙂

    1. Haha, well, there are probably a lot of poems about PB&J. 🙂

      1. you’re the first I’ve read! you’re a real PBJ pioneer!!! hehehe

  28. Brilliant – I do believe you are as nutty as me! 🙂

    1. Nuts are good for your health. 🙂

  29. Now I’ve never tried jelly with peanut butter, but once mixed cheese and mint sauce…those were the days.

    Thanks for this, Brought a huge smile!


    1. You are most definitely still very young at heart. That’s the secret to graceful aging. 🙂

  30. This poem is like a snickers… it satisfies and it just wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t, “A Little Nutty”! Thanks for the smiles and the laughs! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this 🙂

    1. Lol I love the comparison to a Snickers bar! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! 😀


    1. Lol I’m glad you think so! 🙂

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