Kira Bey Wallace – Age 8

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“The Artichoke Man”


When I was eating dinner last night, I got served an artichoke.

I don’t like artichokes so I started playing with it.

I had other vegetables that I did like

and I started playing with them, too.

My mommy said, “Don’t play with your vegetables, sweetie.”

but I didn’t listen so I used my artichoke as a man,

my peas as eyes, my carrots as arms and legs,

my corn was off the cob so I used it as a mouth,

 seeds from my tomatoes as nostrils,

 finally I used a red pepper as a scarf,

a green pepper as a hat

 and a piece of tomato as a feather in the hat.


Kira Bey Wallace

Age 8  


  1. lkthayer · August 7, 2013

    Hello Kira Bey Wallace, so great to have you back at The Juice Bar!
    I have missed your poems so much, I love how you write and see the world! You are a strong poet Kira Bey, keep writing my dear!
    Love L.K. Thayer 🙂

  2. Roz Levine · August 7, 2013

    Kira, you should be so proud of your creative self. Grandma loves you to the moon and back!

  3. Matthew Hetznecker · August 8, 2013

    Kira, loved your poem. If you can’t eat them, join them together and make art. I will remember your poem for a long time. Thank you!

  4. Roz Levine · August 8, 2013

    Kira says, “I’m glad you liked my poem.”

  5. Marilyn Conrad · August 10, 2013

    Kira, thanks for sharing your poem–it was great. I can picture your artichoke man and it makes me smile– I look forward to reading more of your poems.

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