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JOSIE'S POEMS

 

Funny Poems for Children

By Josie Whitehead

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FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

MAY NOT 

BE GOOD FOR YOU

By Josie Whitehead

Fruit & Veg May Not Be Good for You

'Eat up your fruit,' my mother would say.
      'You’ll grow up to be sturdy and well.'
'Eat up your greens and your fruit every day.
     Wish your sweeties a hurried farewell.'

An apple a day keeps the doctor away
     And an orange gives vitamin C.
Carrots are good for your eyes they all say
     And I think you might surely agree.

Your brain will do well if you eat lots of fish
     And don’t fry your foods in a pan.
As for the chips, move them from the dish
     And eat less of the chocolate and jam.

I ate apples, oranges, carrots and peas:
     Was there something I needed instead?
Because I was good and I ate all of these
    My hair’s now gone white on my head.

My teeth, like the stars, come out every night
     And I walk down the street with a stick.
The carrots, I’m sure, haven’t helped with my sight.
     Mum’s advice, I’m afraid, was a trick!

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Illustrations by Jonathan Evans