Oh you horsefly in my soup,
I'm so glad that there you rest.
I liked the soup already,
but fly-flavor makes it best!
Not any classic recipe
creates that unique taste.
Heck, if the menu said 'fly soup'
everyone would leave...with haste.
But they are just close-minded,
and afraid to try things new.
I'm sure that sometime long ago,
there were worse things in the stew.
I feel real bad you drowned in here,
or maybe it was too hot...
But whatever the case may be,
I sure am glad of what I got.
People say I'll eat anything,
and there's surely truth in that.
I once ate cream of pond scum soup.
The main course was grilled bat.
And I even like some rarer things,
like escargot (that's snails!).
So surely horsefly can't seem worse
than eatin' around some shells!
The only thing I'm sad about
is that you'll only last one bite.
But havin' my soup more filled with flies
would be an awful sight.
So thank you, Lord, for what you done
by givin' me this meal.
The fly's a bonus, you know that.
And the sale price was a steal!
So don't turn up a haughty nose
at a fly within your food.
Since all creatures are a gift from God,
that would just be rude.
Horsefly Soup is No Worse Than Escargot by Sarah E. Thomas is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.