Recipe for Disaster

A Crazy Cooking Poem for Kids

Print
Rate this poem
860 votes

From the book The Armpit of Doom

A box of melted crayons.
A cup of Elmer’s glue.
A pint of watercolor paint.
Some Silly Putty too.

A half a pound of Play-Doh.
About a pint of paste.
A tablespoon of flubber
to improve the final taste.

I looked through all the cupboards
for things I could include.
If it was marked “Non-Toxic”
I just figured that meant “food.”

To guarantee it’s healthy
I topped it with a beet.
Then smashed it all together
so it should be good to eat.

I’m hoping that you’ll try it
and tell me what you think.
Just close your eyes and open wide
and nevermind the stink.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 2

Topics: Art, Food Poems

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Descriptive Poems, List Poems

 


From the Book The Armpit of Doom


Use This Poem

Would you like to use this poem in your classroom? Would you like permission to reprint, record, recite or broadcast this poem, or set it to music? Please click on one of the following links for permissions and reprint rights information: