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Poem About Digestion

Updated on July 13, 2012

Encore!

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Poem About Digestion: A Mushroom's Magical Journey

I'm but a simple mushroom
Sat upon a plate
Beside me sits a carrot
I can do nought but wait

I see the fork move downward
It sticks me in the head
As I'm popped in a dark, dark hole
I think "I must be dead"

But then the teeth start chewing
They crush me, squash me flat
And soon I'm sliding downward
Into a nasty vat

It's pooled with other mushrooms
My brothers, sisters too
And on the walls beside us
Squirts nasty, burning goo

I'm melting. I've gone sloppy
I swish and swirl about
And once more I'm pulled downward
I think the plug's pulled out

The further down I travel
The more I change my form
The liquid has all left me
I'm soft and brown and warm

I see a light beneath me
I plunge and make the dash
I'm free, I'm out the body!
I'm landing with a splash...

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Even though the end is inevitable, I found myself reading it with a dreadful fascination... lol! Made me laugh and pull a face at the same time.. thanks! Like it though, got to share this one! :-D

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      John Crowley 4 years ago from Sheffield

      Share away, thanks for your comments :-)

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      Deep Biswas 4 years ago from India

      This is something out of the box. Enjoyed it.

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      Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago from the U.K.

      writeyourwrongs, I thought I was being compassionate in trying to eat vegetarian, but now I'm not so sure:)

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      Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      ROFL, That is funny!!! Well Done!!!

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      John Crowley 4 years ago from Sheffield

      Thanks all, and Mazzy - Vegetables have feelings too!

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