Ode to a Sub

by Roger Smith

Big Joe built a sub that couldn't be beat.
It was far more than any one person should eat.
Piled high with vegetables, cheese, and meat,
Every lunch that included one an ultimate treat.

All other shops, try as they might,
Could not measure up to the tremendous sight.
Meatball, Hero, and Turkey delight,
Each caused a gastro-intestinal plight.

One 12 inch sandwich caused my stomach to tear,
And I lay down to nap like a cold winter bear.
How I long for the day when that sub was so near,
Just cross the street for the treasure so dear.

[Note: Big Joe's Pizza and Subs is in Manassas, Virginia in the 8000 block of Sudley Road (behind KFC).]