Poetry Teatime, 3/4/16: Ode to a Plateful of Peas

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Poetry Teatime

As a child, I could be a really picky eater. Actually, I still am a picky eater. And this is my five-year-old self sitting pouting at the table while my parents clean up dinner …

Ode to a Plateful of Peas

When I am grown, I’ll do as I please;

I’ll never eat your icky peas.

I’ll never, ever go to bed;

I’ll never do as anyone says.

***

I’ll never, ever read a bit,

Or do some math, less I see fit,

And as for dull geometry,

I shan’t know of the word! You’ll see!

***

I’ll live on sugar and on cream;

I’ll eat exactly when I deem,

And if someone says, “Time to wash!”

I’ll just say, “What a lot of bosh!”

***

When I am grown, I’ll do as I please;

I’ll never eat your icky peas.

Vegetables, Peas, Harvest, Food, Green, Frisch


I do realize that the rhythm is pretty off at times … but what do you think about it, other than that?

~Kellyn Roth

p.s. What do you think of the new look for the blog? What do you think of the “Poetry Teatime” banner?

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  • Bayrey
    Reply

    Love it!! Ya the ryme was off a lil bit, but other than that, tis terrific!!! 😉 (this is like the first poem you’ve ever wrote with the ryme off!)*gasp*(How could you!?) 🙂
    Haha and the banner is awesome! Like totes beautiful!! 😉
    But the new look for reveries is where I get my hate on! (haha jk jk!)(not hate)(that’s a strong word)(more like dislike)(ahem)(not even dislike, more like ‘not as much like’)(*stares confusedly at coment*)
    Anyhoo!
    The new look is….well….its a look. (who do I sound like lol!?) 😉
    (I really love that pic of peas lol!) 🙂

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      You love … the plate … of peas. Hmm.
      Well, I’m changing the look every thirty minutes as it is, so it probably won’t last. XD
      And … I don’t know. It must have been, like, a weird day for me. A rhymeless day. XD

      • Bayrey
        Reply

        Yeah that plate of peas is cool looking!
        You gotta get some appreciation for the small stuff in life, girl! 😉
        Like sarah (cough cough eva cough cough) said, it really captures the grumpy five yr old fantaboulously!
        😉

        • Kellyn Roth
          Reply

          I know, I feel like that whenever I call her Sarah! Especially since I’ve know several other people called Sarah. And I can’t stop thinking about “Sarah, Plain and Tall.” Which Miss Briel sort of is. I mean, she’s tall … she’s not really all that plains ….

      • Sarah Briel
        Reply

        Hey, if it makes you guys feel any better I feel weird being called Sarah/calling myself Sarah…
        You can call me… Minty. That’s more normal, right? You can even call me that IRL if you feel like it. XD Or, I don’t know, Vicky or Victoria would be fine (even though I’m not like her at all… *coughs*).

        • Kellyn Roth
          Reply

          I should seriously call you Vicky … it’s more natural than Eva. JK 😉

  • Claire Bergland
    Reply

    The white background’s better, the poem is good,
    but I on the other hand like lots of food.
    I’m a poet! 🙂

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Well, you know me. I’m the girl who drinks sugar with tea in it. 😉

  • Sarah Briel
    Reply

    I liked the old version better. (The white background/laptop thing on top, not one of your other million themes. XD)
    The poem is nice. I think it captures the grumpy five-year-old very well. 😀

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Yep. I do admit that I must have been a pretty grumpy fire-year-old at dinnertime, though I think I was a wee bit better throughout the rest of the day (when I wasn’t forced to eat). 😉 😀 🙂

  • David B. Hunter
    Reply

    I like the look of your blog better than your bright green background. The blue is nice and soft. I’m not sure if a five year old would know the geometry. 😉

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Oh, I was an advanced 5-year-old. 😉
      Seriously, though, I still don’t, so hopefully no one else will notice. XD

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