Poetry Friday Macaroni & Chewy Cheese


I’m featuring silly limericks today for Poetry Friday. I heard through the grapevine that July 14th is National Macaroni and Cheese Day. Tabatha Yeatts, at The Opposite of Indifference, our Poetry Friday host extraordinaire put out a call for Mac and Cheese poems, and of course I thought of limericks. Hope you have fun, and do visit Tabatha Yeatts: The Opposite of Indifference for more  Poetry Friday poems (and maybe silly antics).


Uuuh, said Macaroni, where’s Chewy Cheese?
Come out wherrrrrevvver you are, they’re here, pleeeese!
Ants are marching two by two–
They’re coming after me and you!
Oooooh Noooo, don’t sneeze they’ll find us with such ease.

Quick Cheese, let’s slide behind this sun screen spray,
We’ll fool them, deter them, keep’m far away.
They’re marching to the jello,
You lucky, ducky fellow.
I’m lucky you’ll stick with me and not stray.

Ooopsss, they’re circling back, they smell our tracks,
Quick Cheese strew out your marshmallows in stacks!
That’s sure to stop’em right there
Awww Cheesy your just to fair.
Best bid farewell Cheese, for we’re there next snacks . . .

© 2017 Michelle Kogan

Here’s one more short Limerick on Mac and Cheese for pasta lovers. Read the remaining lines at Poetry  Soup


Oh, vermicelli, rigatoni!
Lost on a sea of minestrone.
The sea beneath my feet,

Copyright © William Robinson| Year Posted 2005




About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: http://www.MichelleKoganFineArt.etsy.com and her website: http://www.michellekogan.com
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40 Responses to Poetry Friday Macaroni & Chewy Cheese

  1. ldk says:

    Oh, I wish I would have thought of limericks, yours are fantastic and so funny!

  2. Ha! What fun. Love those ants marching two by two in your illustration. And that happy spoon…. perhaps it is relieved it will not be a snack. Happy Picnicking, Poem-writing, and Picture-making!

  3. I love your illustration! I do think mac and cheese are done for though! 🙂

  4. dmayr says:

    Great combination of poem and picture. The multi-colored marshmallows make it extra special! Magically delicious!

  5. cvarsalona says:

    There is so much fun happening at your blog today, Michelle. The illustration is perfect for the poem you created. I love the cheese trying to ward off the ants.

  6. Donna Smith says:

    Ah, but you cannot deter ants for long! So long, Mac & Cheese!

  7. I love the illustration and the wily pair, evading the hordes.

  8. katswhiskers says:

    Those ants are a force to be reckoned with! (And that spoon – blissful in ignorance.) A fun teaming of theme, words and illustration, Michelle.

  9. Irene Latham says:

    Dear Michelle — marching to the jello! Love. 🙂 Fun fun fun. xo

  10. maryleehahn says:

    Oh, no! A tale of treachery and doom…on a mac and cheese picnic! And, yes, what’s up with the look on that spoon’s face? Is it in collusion with the ants?

  11. Tabatha says:

    Your illustration is terrific! What a jaunty hat on Cheese. Love the interplay of story and image.

  12. haitiruth says:

    I love today’s illustration! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

  13. Oh, the memories this brings back of picnics invaded by marching lines of food stealers! Farewell, dear cheese!

  14. Fun limericks! Your happy spoon looks like its had its fill of mac n cheese!

  15. tee hee….the smile on the spoon is my favorite….all roads lead to mac & cheese in my tummy. Great illustration!

  16. margaretsmn says:

    Mac n Cheese at a picnic defending their territory! Just too clever for words.

  17. Limericks!

    PLUS, a magic something few of us add, original ART.
    But your drawing (in this case, cartooning) is professional & perfect.

    FUN post. Long may we toast.

  18. What fun! After al this mac and cheese goodness, I’m getting hungry. Maybe I can join the ants!

  19. Love your limerick and artwork! Silly and fun!

  20. Your illustration is fabulous! Love.

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