Impromptu Poem Contest; Write A Poem For The Taco Bell Dog And Win A T-shirt

by | Aug 29, 2009 | Humor For Writers | 26 comments

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Every Friday, we at Writer’s Relief like to celebrate the week’s end with “Taco Bell Friday.” And this week, in light of the passing on of the Taco Bell dog, we wanted have a little contest for our writer friends.

So, write a little poem for Gidget, the Taco Bell dog, and leave it as a comment on this blog post. It can be a couplet, a sonnet, free verse…whatever you like!

Here’s ours (obviously, we’re not expecting a Pulitzer for this one):

Gidgeta, in doggy heaven. Next time, yo quiero 7-Eleven.

UPDATE: And the winner is Susan Hawthorne who wrote:

I loved that sexy taco chihuahua
with the smooth low voice
and the sparkling eyes.
Only at his passing did I discover
he was a cross-dresser…
Yep, ‘He’ was a ‘She’ !!

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26 Comments

  1. Simone

    R.I.P.

    Reply
  2. A G

    Taco, taco, puppy, mio
    Hope you find your Big Bone Rio,
    In the sky…

    Reply
  3. Meg Otchy

    Gidget, now you’re gone
    We hope you’re in doggy heaven
    And not my next chilli Carncarn.

    Reply
  4. Pamela (Writer's Relief Staff)

    For Gidget,
    the taco-loving K9.

    He lived the ultimate life of luxury and fame-
    but only now do we know his name.

    After 15 years-
    his time has come,
    to return to the great puppy Kingdom in the sky.

    Taco Bell will never be with same,
    without its Spanish-Speaking mascot.

    R.I.P. to the quirky Chihuahua,
    that made us think outside the bun.

    Reply
  5. Matthew

    Ode to T-Bell Dog

    Is there a taco heaven
    or a taco hell
    perhaps a taco purgatory
    for our friend from taco bell.

    PS that do should be brought to the taximist, and then placed in the smithsonian

    Reply
  6. Wendy

    So sad.
    Dog gone.

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  7. Reba Hilbert

    Little Gidget, muy macho muchacho,
    you tiny taco-hawking querido,
    may you have free reign at a heavenly buffet,
    all the spicy beef and stringy cheese
    you were so cruelly denied on earth.

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  8. Diane T

    Yo quiero amiga Gidget!
    You set our hearts on fire
    to hurry down to Taco Bell,
    to eat what we desire!

    You’ll be missed whene’er we eat
    tacos, tostadas, and cinny twists.
    At Taco Bell, we’ll remember you.
    Yo quiero amiga Gidget!

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  9. Mary Diane Hausman

    Sung (very) loosely to the tune of Cielito lindo, the traditional Mexican song:

    Aiii Yiii Yo quiero!
    No mas Taco Bell perro
    Que donde es Gidgeta?
    El muerto en hacienda.
    Pero vive para siempre–
    Vive Gidgeta

    rough Spanish roughly translated:
    Aii Yi I love!
    The Taco Bell dog is no more
    He died in his house.
    But he will always live on.
    Long live Gidget!
    p.s I’m not Gidget was male, but that gender works better here, inept as I am at the language.

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  10. Gia Sola

    Gidget is no more
    Honor Taco Bell this summer
    Sleep like a dead dog

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  11. Eli Langner

    Everybody gather ’round,
    Paco, Mel, and Shannon;
    Pay tribute to this tiny hound,
    Play Taco Bell’s Canon!

    This ain’t no dirge for violins,
    Nor melancholy bass;
    It’s meant to light up wild grins
    At mariachi pace!

    The instruments that we will play,
    They ain’t so prim and proper,
    But salsa spoons, a metal tray,
    and guacamole topper!

    The guns that caulk out sour cream
    We’ll ratchet just like güiros!
    Let’s whoop and trill! Let’s yip and scream
    like boozed-up bandoloeros!

    Let’s dance and sprinkle flowers
    ’Round the chips ’n’ dips buffet,
    To honor them Chihuahuers
    Like the one who passed away!

    You may be feeling down and out,
    Paco, Mel, and Shannon,
    But this here ain’t no time to pout!
    Play Taco Bell’s Canon!

    Reply
  12. Anni Gibson

    For Gidget

    Teeny Senorita,
    no pet on a pillow
    eating bon bons and
    watching Animal Planet,
    you were a working girl.

    May heaven be filled
    with slow moving squirrels,
    a Milk Bone dog house and
    only de-clawed kitties.

    Reply
  13. Donald Rosenberg

    Gidget,alas!
    Descanse en paz

    Reply
  14. Writer's Relief Staff

    Here lies Gidget, for whom the Taco Bell tolls.

    Reply
  15. Evelyn N. Alfred

    A Triolet for Gidget

    Gidget, famous from commercials on Taco Bell
    was so cute, tacos weren’t the only thing yo quiero
    Look how tiny she was, barely bigger than a taco shell
    Gidget, famous from commercials on Taco Bell
    I was surprised when I found out she wasn’t a male
    her gender disguised to make that dinero
    Gidget, famous from commercials on Taco Bell
    was so cute, tacos weren’t the only thing yo quiero

    Reply
  16. Dan

    Taco Bell dog days
    Gordita or chalupa
    Yo quiero both

    Reply
  17. Sue

    Doggie Actress
    You played a Mucho Macho Muchacho
    You made us believe!
    R.I.P

    Reply
  18. Melba Pena

    Adios little Gidget
    Ojala que no fue
    un Taco Mio, Taco Bueno
    I mean, hope it was not
    The Taco that did you in.
    Adios me chiquito? chiquita?

    Melba Pena

    Reply
  19. Liz

    furry foodie friend
    deliver us from reflux
    cliched nacho cheese

    Reply
  20. Susan Hawthorne

    I loved that sexy taco chihuahua
    with the smooth low voice
    and the sparkling eyes.
    Only at his passing did I discover
    he was a cross-dresser…
    Yep, ‘He’ was a ‘She’ !!

    Reply
  21. Becky Kelley

    Poetry Entry

    Adios Gidget,
    Taco Bell Lovebird.
    Confused poodles
    Utter one word.
    Bitch?

    Reply
  22. Peggy

    Alack and ALassie,
    We’ve lost little Miss Sassy,
    Beloved Gidget is gone.

    Our favorite chiquita
    Who sold us tacquitas,
    Beloved Gidget is gone.

    Alas and Alack,
    There’s no joy in the snack,
    Now that Gidget is gone.

    Reply
  23. Lydia

    Haiku for Gidget:

    Your eyes gleamed with the
    Fire of a Jalapeno
    But you were so cool.

    Reply
  24. Jessie

    The Taco Bells are ringing
    throughout the streets of heaven.
    Gidget has arrived today
    to be with her friend Kevin.
    Kevin was a poodle and so was their friend Arnold.
    They all got caught for working a side job at Mc Donalds.

    Reply
  25. cass

    Yo Quiero Gidget!

    Poor Gidg is dead.
    A Fresca Bean Burrito crowns his head.
    He’s resting midst several Steak Burrito Supremes.
    And the nation has it bad.
    Because Gidg made us all glad.
    We’ll only hear "Te quiero Taco Bell!" in our dreams.

    (after "Pore Jud is Daid" in the musical "Oklahoma")

    Reply
  26. bhavini

    Hungry hungry wanna a food,
    Ring a bell, and search some food,
    Ringing a bell, TACO BELL lightened up,
    BURRITO, TACO, CHALUPA here I come,
    GARCIA TACOBELL for everything!

    Reply

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