When Vegetables Are Angry

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From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

When vegetables are angry
does it mean they’re in a stew?
When morning says good morning
does it ask how do you dew?

When mountaintops are spying
would you say they’re sneaking peaks?
When water spills on onions
does it turn them into leeks?

To be a good conductor
do you really have to train?
If Superman retired
would he live on Lois Lane?

If streets required clothing
would you buy your street a dress?
If restaurants were dirty
would you eat inside the mess?

Whenever you’re impatient
does it mean you’re losing wait?
If six bought lunch for seven
would you care how much he eight?

When cheese pots say good evening
do they bid a fond adieu?
When vegetables are angry
does it mean they’re in a stew?

 --Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 4

 


From the Book My Hippo Has the Hiccups


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