adventures in dysthymia

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

FIRST, the story: a few years ago (five? six?) I was playing around with the idea of an alphabet book based around food. I turned out a bit of silly verse for some of the letters but lost concentra...oh, look, something shiny! Hmm? Oh, yeah, anyway I figured the stuff I'd written wasn't particularly child-oriented (except for large children such as myself) and I knew I'd never be ambitious enough to illustrate it, so the whole project went into a folder with other notes. I did look at it occasionally, even added a little.

I also cannibalized some of it for an also-unfinished song. That may be completed some other day; however, I did more-or-less finish my frivolous little alphabet book today so....

AN EDIBLE ALPHABET

A
My sister drank
Apple cider.
Now it's inside her.

B
Butter Beans
taste better
buttered.

C
It's quite a job
to eat Corn
on the cob.

D
Do not
eat my last
Donut.

E
An Eclair!
Please share?

F
Many Figs go
into bars
but none of them
drink.

G
Grapes are fruit
and so are
Grapefruit.

H
Some relish
Hot dogs.
Others prefer mustard.

I
Ice cream!
But not too loud.

J
You may plant
Jelly beans in a row
but they won't grow.

K
Kumquats
come sour
or sweet.
How come?

L
Why does
Lasagna
Always get
on ya?

M
Monkeys go for
Mangos.
Would a man go for
Mangos?

N
A Napoleon may
someday
be my Waterloo.

O
An Orange
is orange
but starts out green.
So does a tangerine.

P
Pasta,
present
or future --
I'll always eat
Pasta.

Q
Someone put Quiche
on my dish.
I wish
they hadn't.

R
I know
Rutabagas are roots
but what's a baga?

S
I yam not a yam.
I yam a Sweet potato.

T
Don't turn up
your nose
at Turnips.

U
Upside-down cake
is not a mistake.
Usually.

V
Vinegar is wine
past its prime.

W
There are many things
worse than Wurst.

X
I like
eXtra servings
of everything.

Y
A Mongol
eats Yogurt
in his yurt.

Z
Zucchini
is squash,
but greeny.

Stephen Brooke ©2009

Just silliness, and subject to change!

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