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Funny Story-Poems 
for Children

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Very Tasty Vegetable (The)

It was growing in the garden

   And though it looked quite strange,

We thought that we would eat it

     As something for a change.


But when we tried to catch it,

     It jumped across the hedge,

So we promised not to hurt it

     With our undying pledge.


We promised that we’d love it

     Until its final end;

That we’d feed it every morning

     And treat it like a friend.


Then something awful happened

    That caused us great distress:

Our tortoise seemed to disappear.

     We searched with no success.


Then our cat seemed rather worried

     And his worry turned to fright

When we saw the veggie stalk him

     When we let him out one night.


I think you’ve guessed what happened,

    For we had to break our pledge,

And the creature that we’d nurtured

     Became our tasty veg.

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