|image by Klaus Enrique Gerdes|
Mabel's mother has always said
"No veggies, no pie, and to bed!"
But Mabel just balks like a mule
and finds dozens of ways 'round the rule
Ever since she was quite young
Not a vegetable slips past her tongue
Anything green is rejected
Her vitamin intake neglected
No carrots, no peas, and no cuke
If forced, it will make Mabel puke
It's even a battle of wills
Over her daily vitamin pills
Now her mother has just had enough
Says to Mabel "I'm sick of this stuff!"
Gives her veggies and says, "I can't bear it!"
"Here's your choice--you can eat it or wear it!"
submitted for The Mag 120