I’m Not Picky

A Funny Food Poem for Kids

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From the book The Biggest Burp Ever

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I’m not picky.
I’m not rude.
Why, I’ll eat any
kind of food.
Except for foods
called “beets” or “greens.”
Or “beef.” Or “beans.”
Or “tangerines.”

I won’t eat foods
called “fish fillets.”
Or “pies.” Or “fries.”
Or “mayonnaise.”
Or “grapes.” Or “crepes.”
Or “chicken wings.”
Or “clams.” Or “hams.”
Or “onion rings.”

Or anything
called “baked” or “stewed.”
Or “boiled” or “broiled.”
Or “barbecued.”
Or “dried” or “fried.”
Or “smoked” or “steamed.”
Or “roasted,” “toasted,”
“mashed,” or “creamed.”

No, I’m not picky.
I’m not rude.
Why, I’ll eat any
kind of food,
and ask for more
and then say, “Please.”
As long as it’s called
“mac and cheese.”

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: Food Poems

Poetic Techniques: Descriptive Poems, Irony, List Poems

 


From the Book The Biggest Burp Ever


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