“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.