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Mashed Potatoes on the Ceiling

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From the book The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!

Mashed potatoes on the ceiling.
Green beans on the floor.
Stewed tomatoes in the corner.
Squash upon the door.

Pickled peppers in my pocket.
Spinach up my sleeves.
Mushrooms in my underpants with
leeks and lettuce leaves.

Okra, onions, artichokes,
asparagus and beets;
buried neatly underneath the
cushions of our seats.

All the rest I’ve hidden in my socks
and down my shirt.
I’m done with all my vegetables.
I’m ready for dessert!

 --Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 2

 


From the Book The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!


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