Saturday, February 12, 2011
When I was just a little girl
my mama said to me,
that eating carrots every day
would help my eyes to see.
I chomped and slurped my vegetables,
and gave up eating sweets.
Instead of eating candy bars,
I gobbled healthy treats.
And all the while I hated it,
but somehow I got through.
I listened to my mom’s advice
and swallowed all that goo.
But then one day as I looked up,
I couldn’t see the class.
My teacher handed me a note-
a dreaded nurse’s pass.
She made me read a tiny sign
with blotches and ink drops.
I guess I didn’t score that well
because she called my Pops.
He took me to the eye doctor,
who said a dreaded word.
“Your daughter can not see at all.
Her vision is so blurred.
If you report to our front desk
they’ll give you what she needs,
a purple pair of reading specs
to wear each time she reads.”
And that’s the day I learned the truth
about my mother’s lies.
I know she thought that it was best,
but still I got four eyes.
So when your parents say “Eat up!”
and list the reasons why.
Remember, kids, it’s just a scam,
and eat your apple pie.
*This poem is based on true events.
And 22 years later, I'm still mad!
* And to all the kids who might be reading this,
spinach does not make you have muscles like Popeye.
That is a lie too!
Posted by Jessica Stanford at 9:41 PM