My Brother Wants to Be a Chef

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My brother wants to be a chef
to cook a lot of food,
regardless if it’s grilled or fried,
or poached or steamed or stewed.

He wants to bake and barbecue,
he’ll scald, sautĂ© and roast.
He’ll flame, flambĂ© and fricassee,
he’ll microwave and toast.

But even with these kitchen skills
my brother has no taste.
You see, the only thing he really
likes to eat is paste.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 1998. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 5

Topics: Food Poems, Poems about Friends and Family

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Descriptive Poems, Irony

 


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