I Eat Spaghetti with a Spoon

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From the book The Biggest Burp Ever


I eat spaghetti with a spoon.
For soup I use a fork.
I drink my soda from a bottle
stopped up with a cork.

I have a pair of chopsticks
that I use for cutting cheese,
a spatula for salads,
and a knife for eating peas.

I drink my pizza from a cup,
eat ice cream with a stick,
and when I want a glass of milk
my strainer does the trick.

I slurp salami through a straw.
I don’t get too much in.
But that’s the way I always stay
so fabulously thin.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 2

Topics: Food Poems, Health

Poetic Techniques: Irony, List Poems, Onomatopoeia


From the Book The Biggest Burp Ever

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