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A Disgusting Poem About The Food I Eat This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   There are certain foods I like to eat,

And tasting them is such a treat.

People would find them quite gross,

Because they are the foods they dislike most.

Leftover spaghetti is so nice,

When it's been reheated more than twice.

Chunky chicken spread makes me smile,

Especially when it's been lying around for awhile.

Raw ground beef is so good,

I don't think of what's in it even though I should.

Cream of celery soup, raw and in the can,

Is one of the better tasting, when it's cold,

foods that people don't understand.

Like pizza from five nights before,

It makes me feel alive once more.

Topped with pepperoni, sausage, green peppers and cheese.

It's one of the many foods I can eat as I please.

Now that I'm done with this poem, please understand,

I'm not as disgusting as you think I am.

I am only trying to say as nicely as I can,

The jelly in Spam tastes better than the ham.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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S M Wells said...
Jan. 8, 2011 at 12:08 pm
I can think of nothing origanle to say about such an origanal poem. What gave you the idea?
DeniseSformerlyB replied...
today at 4:35 am
Well, I was inspired by disgusting food habits, which continue to be pretty gross, even twenty-four years after I wrote this poem.
The Block said...
Sept. 14, 2010 at 5:37 pm
I am presenting your poem tonight for my Oral Interpretation class.  :-)  Good job, and yes it is disgusting
DeniseSformerlyB replied...
today at 4:38 am
Thank you so much for presenting my poem to your class! I am honored! I'm sure you received a lot of comments like 'Ewww gross!' That's what happened to me when I read it aloud in my English class.
pfgoldfish13 said...
Feb. 21, 2010 at 5:54 pm
Amusing in a odd sort of fashion. I like it!!!
DeniseSformerlyB replied...
today at 4:40 am
Thank you so much!
SecretLullaby said...
Feb. 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm
I like this, it's oddly fun. :]
DeniseSformerlyB replied...
today at 4:39 am
Thank you!
skittles2013 said...
Jan. 30, 2009 at 10:37 pm
DeniseSformerlyB replied...
today at 4:42 am
I know it's weird but thank you for reading it.
pot said...
Jan. 14, 2009 at 1:28 am
that is a good poem but extremely gross..... well actually those foods aren't that gross.....
DeniseSformerlyB replied...
today at 4:41 am
No, I learned in college and when I lived in Germany later on that those foods aren't gross at all!
ot said...
Dec. 2, 2008 at 10:15 am
it's disgusting
DeniseSformerlyB replied...
today at 4:42 am
Thank you! I'm grosser the better in my book. LOL!
DeniseSformerlyB replied...
today at 4:46 am
I meant the grosser the better. Sorry about that!
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