Broccoli

………………………BROCCOLI

………………………Many say that broccoli
………………………Looks like a squat and sturdy tree
………………………But it’s no place to build a fort –
………………………Its bushy branches are too short.
………………………You cannot rest beneath its shade,
………………………While sipping on your lemonade.
………………………Its trunk won’t do for hide-and-seeking;
………………………Its stump’s too small for public speaking.
………………………Just try to tap its sap in winter –
………………………You’re sure to get a broccoli splinter!

………………………No, broccoli’s of no use at all
…………………………unless you are two inches tall.

Jesse Anna BornemannWritten by Jesse Anna Bornemann.
Illustrated by Renee Kurilla.



This illustrated poem was created for Project OpenBook, an experiment in doing good.

To learn more and follow the journey, visit:
marblespark.com/project-openbook

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4 Responses to “Broccoli”

  1. M. Killen Says:

    Very clever and well written,, I am sure younger ones will like it…

  2. Terry Shay Says:

    I love this!!

  3. M. Killen Says:

    Very clever and well written,, I am sure younger ones will like it…

  4. Terry Shay Says:

    I love this!!

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