Ode to Pho

Reis with his new love

Pho, you are my favorite noodle soup

I shall eat you scoop by scoop

Whenever I shall sag and droop

Your good flavor helps me to recoup


My favorite soup, your name is Pho

I wish I’d met you long ago

When I’m not with thee, you cause me woe

When I slurp you, you swish and flow


My lovely Pho, I eat you quick

Until I’m done, and my bowl I’ll lick

Your rice noodles are so smooth and slick

I’ll devour you with any chopstick


My favorite Pho, you’re Vietnamese

I can make you when I please

Even when I’m sick, my stomach agrees

My only hope, you don’t make me obese

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5 Responses to “Ode to Pho”

  1. Loved listening about your journey on NPR – Here & Now. Another benefit from your experience – sharing with so many others. You’re a bridge to peace and new possibilities for so many! I saw you’re using a Kindle. Wonder if you’ve seen Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World? Would love your feedback and to have you share stories on the Growing Up Global Facebook page. It’s a worldwide community that would love to hear your impressions and experiences!

  2. Hey reis,
    That soup sounds really good, and your poem was really good. It was fun when we skyped the other day. I cannot wait to see you again!
    Sincerely,
    Brett

  3. I also heard about your family on NPR this morning! I think it is such an amazing thing that you are doing right now. I look forward to seeing where you go next.

    Reis – Pho is fabulous. Hope you get to eat to your heart’s content.

  4. REISES PUFFS!!!
    Hey its crazy Aunt Hannah- loving your poem about Pho!
    You were a great Prince in B+B!!
    k bye.

  5. thanks HANNAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!