Jack Prelutsky

(8 September 1940 / Brooklyn, New York)

A Pizza the Size of the Sun - Poem by Jack Prelutsky

I'm making a pizza the size of the sun,
a pizza that's sure to weigh more than a ton,
a pizza too massive to pick up and toss,
a pizza resplendent with oceans of sauce.

I'm topping my pizza with mountains of cheese,
with acres of peppers, pimentos, and peas,
with mushrooms, tomatoes, and sausage galore,
with every last olive they had at the store.

My pizza is sure to be one of a kind,
my pizza will leave other pizzas behind,
my pizza will be a delectable treat,
that all who love pizza are welcome to eat.

The oven is hot, I believe it will take
a year and a half for my pizza to bake.
I can hardly wait til my pizza is done,
my wonderful pizza the size of the sun.


Comments about A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/14/2016 9:09:00 AM)

    Wow so nicely written poem... (Report) Reply

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  • Kevin Patrick (9/13/2015 5:12:00 PM)

    Not a fan of Pizzas, but I am a fan of funny good poems, and this has it in spades, Great Modern Poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Afrooz Jafarinoor Afrooz Jafarinoor (9/13/2015 1:48:00 PM)

    How nicely written! I also feel there's something more to it than that, but...! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (9/13/2015 10:26:00 AM)

    I would love a slice of that pizza, but I don't think I can wait a year and a half for it to bake! What oven will you use, Jack? (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (9/13/2015 8:22:00 AM)

    With mountains of cheese. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • G. Akanji Olaniyi G. Akanji Olaniyi (9/13/2015 5:20:00 AM)

    That will be a very hugely big pizza! Lovely work! ! (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (9/13/2015 5:01:00 AM)

    Wow me n my sons would luv to dive in n tuck this pizza in...well written (Report) Reply

  • Kinyua Karanja Kinyua Karanja (9/13/2015 2:49:00 AM)

    Nice poem about extra ordinary pizza, grand mum of all pizza, but still there is 1001 meaning in it. (Report) Reply

  • .., Rahman .., Henry .., Rahman .., Henry (9/13/2015 12:19:00 AM)

    Lovely poem, at a glance it seems to be a poem of Pizza, but I can also find something more than that. Very significantly composed. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 21, 2015


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