Plum In Cheek (Herbert Nehrlich's Rhyming Comp) .
“He spoke with a plum in his mouth” She said
by Scarborough Gypsy
As if to imply that he was well bred
Though if you were fooled, you’re easily led
But it brought me to asking this question instead
Why do we say “He spoke with a plum”?
Why not a strawberry or current bun?
What about apple, banana or pear?
At the end of the day, does anyone care?
Has anyone tried to speak with a plum?
I did and must say, it’s not easily done
You slobber and spit and drawl at the jowls
You can’t get your mouth around any vowels
At each new attempt you splutter and spray
As the fruit and your tongue get in the way
So at last to the plum, your mouth must succumb
And its flesh you devour, though a tad sour
But wait just one minute; I’ll give you a tip
For it’s awfully important
Don’t swallow the pip!