Friday, September 16, 2011

When Frankenstein Was Just a Kid

by Kenn Nesbitt
When Frankenstein was just a kid,
he ate his greens. It's true. He did!
He ate his spinach, salads, peas,
asparagus, and foods like these,
and with each leaf and lima bean
his skin became a bit more green. 


On chives and chard he loved to chew,
and Brussels sprouts and peppers too,
until he ate that fateful bean
that turned his skin completely green.
He turned all green, and stayed that way,
and now he frightens folks away. 
Poor Frankenstein, his tale is sad,
but things need not have been so bad.
It's fair to say, if only he
had eaten much less celery,
avoided cabbage, ate no kale,
why, then, we'd have a different tale. 
So, mom and dad, I'm here to say
please take these vegetables away
or my fate could be just as grim.
Yes, I could end up green like him.
So, mom and dad, before we dine,
please give a thought to Frankenstein.

A bracelet appropriate for wearing while all things green can be found here.

1 comment:

  1. ☆☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆☆•*
    What a hilarious HOOT! I LOVE the goofy, colorful, rhymings of Seuss, Prelutsky, and Nesbitt (as I do your eye popping, creative Halloween bracelets)! The hilarity and joy produced by their tongue twisters and imaginings are incalculable! ~SW