January 18, 2005



My dad was having a little writers block a couple of months ago so I suggested he just write about anything. I told him he should write a poem about his favorite cereal and he did. I really had fun tweaking this one. The picture is from when we first moved to Holliston street in Pasadena, California from Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. My Ma ( Wini) n Pa and my sister Kath. Listen to Joe Poltz talk cereal below.

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speaking of cereals
they come in all sizes and makes
but the best for my money
is old fashioned corn flakes
the flakes are so crispy
and so downright neat
just add milk and some sugar
and the taste can't be beat

you may laugh at my choice
for a light tasty luncheon
but none can compare
with these flakes i am crunching
corn flakes oh corn flakes
don't ever run out
as long as i have them
i'll sing and shout

Posted by steve at January 18, 2005 9:09 AM


Mr. Poltz --Are you going to go on the road with Steve?! I look forward to your next installment. Perhaps a couple hidden tracks on Answering Machine 2? :)

Steve, the picture is adorable. You look dangerous already.

Posted by: ms p at January 18, 2005 9:24 AM

i think he should go on the road. that is a good idea. he needs to put out his next album of poems. his first one was a smash hit amongst his ols royal canadian air force buddies.

good to hear from you ms. p


Posted by: steverino at January 18, 2005 9:33 AM

mr. p-

that would be cool to take pa on thee road wit you.

oh, nice pic. ms. p is right....dangerous!

i'm in the mood for a murder burger.

take good care.

Posted by: jorge at January 18, 2005 11:13 AM

This one is outstanding! You need to send that off to General Mills asap.

My only issue with this poem is that the narrator is eating Corn Flakes for lunch. It troubles me that there really are people in this world who eat cereal for lunch.

Anyhoo, another solid effort! Please take good care of Derek Lowe. He's special to us Boston people.

Posted by: JPD at January 18, 2005 8:01 PM

Nice editing... Like the sounds

Should make a second Joe the Poltz CD, good stuff.

Posted by: ryan at January 19, 2005 2:06 AM

Dear J,
Special K guarantees weight loss if you substitute a bowl for two of your normal meals each day for two weeks.

No not THAT Special K.

Posted by: ms p at January 19, 2005 5:44 AM

is billy harvey involved with this recording?

Posted by: jorge at January 19, 2005 3:24 PM

no. just my papa and me. and garage band.

Posted by: steverino at January 19, 2005 3:28 PM

Some may write of life and death and war and things ethereal.
But a real poet can make us laugh and crave a bowl of cereal.

Bravo! Nicely done Mr. Poltz.

Steve, I hope he lets you tour with him someday! Nice photo...great album cover! See you both in March in can't wait to see you again.


Posted by: Martin at January 19, 2005 5:09 PM

i'd eat corn flakes for lunch.

Posted by: my rina at January 19, 2005 6:51 PM

"Define Luncheon" in Google yields this definition from gcide

Luncheon \Lunch"eon\, n. [Prov. E. luncheon, lunchion, lunshin,
1. A lump of food. [Prov. Eng.]
[1913 Webster]

2. A portion of food taken at any time except at a regular meal. [obsolescnet]
[1913 Webster]

So technically, def. # 2 applies as used, though it is "obsolescnet." (sic)

(You know, I lost lots of money in the nineties investing in )

Besides, it takes a cunning linguist to rhyme luncheon with crunchin' !

Posted by: Ray in SB at January 20, 2005 2:10 PM

I was happy with oatmeal till Joe came along
Now I'm wishing for flakes, so I sing a new song,
Joe, you missed your callin' thats a sure thing
But don't sit waitin' too long for the phone to ring! June

Posted by: June at January 20, 2005 2:44 PM

dear steve,

i was wondering if you will really not come back to halifax until you die? please don't wait that long.

love jo

Posted by: jojojoyour boat at January 24, 2005 5:43 PM

Mr. Poltz,

For some reason, after listening i had this urge to use the bathroom! Lol... must be some subliminal message in there at the end. Nice poem. I agree, you should tour with your son! Perhaps the opening act! ;-) My 8 yr old son loves the cereal poem. I put it on his pc and he listens to it and laughs like crazy!


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