Today’s Thursday Thirteen (#1) is partly a response to Eve’s tag and #2 - #13 are some fun with “a PIZZA the size of the SUN.”
Photo courtesy of Jedo
And of course, I’m a poet, and just didn’t know it...........................:)
“a PIZZA the size of the SUN,” was written by Jack Prelutsky. If you haven’t heard of him, he’s famous for writing children’s poetry.
The rules of Eve's meme are the following:
- Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
- Open the book to page 123.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post the next three sentences.
- Tag 5 people. (Be sure to post your comments here after you post your meme to your blog.)
1. Excerpt from I’d Never Need a Haircut
“I’d have a new perspective
if my head should disappear,
and find it quite a challenge
showing anger, joy, or fear.
My parents would be puzzled,
they’d be baffled, they would stare,
when they made the observation
that my noodle wasn’t there.
There might be minor drawbacks
if the space above my neck
should become the site of nothing
more substantial than a speck.
I’d have to make adjustments
when I wanted to be fed--
I’d have a different outlook
if I didn’t have a head.
2. My Mother Makes Me Chicken
My mother makes me chicken,
her chicken makes me cough.
I wish that when she made it,
she took the feathers off.
3. My Fish Was Small
My fish was small,
my fish was gold,
but now my fish
is still and cold.
My fish no more
will splash and splish.
My fish is gone
I flush my fish.
4. A Fine Head of Lettuce
I’m a fine head of lettuce,
a handsome romaine.
I haven’t a cranium
made for a brain.
I’m simple and shy,
I remain on my own.
I’m known in the garden
as lettuce alone.
5. An Unsavory Tomato
An unsavory tomato
felt disgruntled, glum, and cross,
having just been judged substandard
for a salad, soup, or sauce.
With unmitigated rancor
it declaimed, “I’ve been disgraced!”
in unbridled agitation
that irate tomato paced.
I used to put raisins on oatmeal,
until that indelible day
when one sleepy raisin awakened
and rapidly scampered away.
7. My Brother’s Really Stingy
My brother’s really stingy,
he’s the lowest, he’s the worst.
he never shares his lollipops
unless he licks them first.
8. I’m Happy as Anyone Ever Could Be
I’m happy as anyone ever could be,
there’s no one on earth half as happy as me,
for I just found out at the doctor’s today
I’m really allergic to live…HOORAY!
I only had known it in cartons
my parents picked up at the store.
I recently saw where it comes from-
I do not drink milk anymore.
10. Spaghetti Seeds
“These are the best spaghetti seeds,”
the farmer promised me.
“And each of them will grow to be
a fine spaghetti tree.”
I planted them a year ago…
that farmer is a phony.
I’ve not got one spaghetti tree—
just fields of macaroni.
11. I’m Usually a Speedy Horse
I’m usually a speedy horse,
today I’m very slow.
I’m hardly making headway
as long the road I go.
I’m slower than a tortoise
Oo a sloth atop a tree—
My rider has decided
that he ought to carry me.
12. A Triangular Tale
At all how
I got stuck
Inside this piece
Of pie and I’m
Unsure how to
Begin to get out
Of the fix I’m in. This
Triangle is simply not
An entertaining sort
Of spot so I can say without
A doubt I’d like to leave and WOW…..
13. A Pizza the Size of the Sun
I’m making a pizza the size of the sun,
a pizza that’s sure to weight more than a ton,
a pizza too massive to pick up and toss,
a pizza resplendent with oceans of sauce.
I’m topping my pizza with mountains of cheese,
with acres of peppers, pimentos, and peas,
with mushrooms tomatoes, and sausage galore,
with every last olive they had at the store.
My pizza is sure to be one of a kind,
my pizza will leave other pizzas behind,
my pizza will be delectable treat
that all who love pizza are welcome to eat.
The oven is hot, I believe it will take
a year and a half for my pizza to bake.
I hardly can wait till my pizza is done,
my wonderful pizza the size of the sun.
Hopefully these poems made you laugh. I enjoyed sharing them, and now, tag, you’re it!
After all, it’s about a healthy lifestyle!
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