Poems

Green Food is Good Food

'Green food is good food,'
That's what my teacher said.
'Green food is good food,
So get that in your head.'

'Green food is good food;
Eat apples, pears and grapes,
Cucumber and cabbages;
They keep you in good shape.'

So I made up a thickshake
With everything that's green -
Celery and spinach
And broccoli and beans.

I put it in the mixer
To give it a good shake -
With grass clippings and gum leaves
Green mould and toads and snakes.

Green food is good food
And I gobbled it like mad;
But if green food is good food
Why does it taste so bad?

My tongue went all slimey;
My guts began to ache;
I had to ask my teacher
'What's wrong with my thickshake?'

She said, 'Green food is good food,
But this is what I mean -
If you want to stay healthy
Eat food that's green and clean!

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