Take away all of those long beans.
Throw away broccoli, too.
Toss out that basket of lean greens,
and ditto for anything blue.
Turnips and tatties are so, NOOOO!
Not roasted. Not boiled … NOT FRIED.
I hate every porridge and gumbo,
and any food I haven’t tried.
Nothing that’s fruity or cheesy,
no salads, no pasta, no rice.
Stewing and baking displease me,
and eggy things REALLY aren’t nice.
Forget about anything meaty,
or seafood that’s come from the sea.
I can’t and I won’t eat a sweety,
nor nuts if they’re picked off a tree.
Never present me with curry,
cornbread, rye, barley or wheat.
But Mother I’d like you to hurry
I’m starving and I WANT TO EAT!
Would you like to create your own food poem? Download the activity sheet below and have a go. If you’re a member of Children’s University, this activity is worth 30 minutes in your Passport to Learning.