Friday, May 14, 2010

Foods That Scare - a scary food poem, a lunch poem

This poem first appeared here at Jama Rattigan's Alphabet Soup, where it looks fabulous! The same post has a recipe of my grandmother's and some quite entertaining comments. You should go see it. I repost the poem here just cuz I can.

Foods That Scare
by
Gregory K.

Beware of foods with names like "hash."
You can't know what's put in it.
And still don't trust a succotash
If you see the cook begin it.
Have fear of soups if they contain
Mysterious cooked greens.
Also have most great disdain
Of salads called "Five Beans."
A casserole can hide so much.
It's quite a frightening thing.
If there's one food you should not touch,
It's Chicken ala King.
Everybody knows that gruel
Is not a food to munch.
All this is why, when you're in school,
Be sure to bring your lunch.


This week's Poetry Friday roundup is also over at Jama's Alphabet Soup. My word, her posts are so scrumptious it's almost cruel. Go check it out!

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3 comments:

tanita davis said...

I still maintain that mystery meatloaf is way scarier than succotash. But not by much.

Toby Speed said...

My mom makes a mystery cake of dubious design. Who knows what goes into a cake?

I love your poem and how Jama set it up on her page.

~Toby

Deb said...

Oh my, still chuckling...and oddly hungry now, sigh. Thanks for the Poetry Friday link and poem!