Don't play with your food!
Little Sally sat, sullen as sullen could be,
staring at her plate, full of Veges silently
Everynight the same, and soon the tears would flow
as Mother mashed them up, insisting she would grow
It mattered not, the taste, was bitter as gall
for Mother insisted on boiling, till they shrunk down very small
Sometimes in a paddy, Mother rammed those veges down
redfaced as a beet, she surely went to town
Her excuse was all worn thin, this thing bout growin in all
so sally picked the plate up, and threw it clean against the wall...
This aroused much anger, so she was sent off to her room
no desert tonight, just darkness doom and gloom
Mealtime was a trial, no little tot should face
when she thought about her tea time, her heart began to race
Till one day, as she was walking, past the kitchen sink
she thought of an idea, as she stopped to get a drink
Surely this would be the answer, she could not see why
after all did it matter, how they went down, why not try?
WHY NOT? A GOOD QUESTION INDEED!
When Mother turned her back, to go fetch clothes from the line
Sally grabbed the Veges, off the bench , before they were boiled to brine
At the table that night, the usual serving came
she uttered not a peep, though her kitten did not complain
Underneath the table, she slid those mushy monsters down
the munching from the Kitten, caused Mother to crack a frown
Still she saw them gone, and at last triumphant leered
then all of a sudden it had up and disappeared
Red as a boiled beet, Mothers face had surely gone
she was about to reach across and of the little one scone
Such a hard old Shebat, how could she not at least laugh
for the only thing needed on Sally's plate, was a celery stick for a Staff!
Father laughed out loud, at his daughters precious creation
said "from now on eat them Raw, that is my new proclaimation"
There was no more contest, no more forced eating mush
Raw was the way to go, and her health would be as lush
As the meal she did create, each and every night
So when they say DON"T PLAY WITH you're FOOD...
Tell them it's all bunk, Your creating a culinary Delight!
Ch'erie de Perrot
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