Our Mother Threw the Pie Away

A Funny Food Poem for Kids

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From the book The Biggest Burp Ever


Our mother threw the pie away.
She dumped out all the Cokes.
She kept the beans and leafy greens
and leeks and artichokes.

She chucked the cheese and chocolate chips.
She pitched the pudding out,
but kept the beets and broccoli
and jars of sauerkraut.

She canned the cakes and cookies
and she ditched the doughnuts too,
but kept the kale and carrot sticks
and celery and tofu.

She jettisoned the junk food.
She tossed out every treat.
So now our house has only foods
that no one wants to eat.

This happens to us every year.
It seems to be our fate.
Our mom goes on a diet
and we all start losing weight.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Food Poems, Health, Poems about Friends and Family

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Narrative Poems, Rhyme Schemes


From the Book The Biggest Burp Ever

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