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Don't Eat the Food That is Sitting On Your Plate

by Barry Louis Polisar

Don't eat the food that is sitting on your plate
But smear it in your ear and smash it in your face;
Mash your mashed potatoes and stuff 'em down your pants,
Wiggle 'em around a bit and do a little dance.
Pour your milk upon the floor and slip and slide around,
Slosh and splash and giggle and roll around the ground,
Butter up a piece of bread and stick it in your shoe,
Pour your milk upon your head and on your neighbor, too.

Never eat your string beans or brussell sprouts or bread
But chomp and chew on chocolate and cherry pie instead;
Soon you'll feel so sick that you wan't wanna stand up,
The gurgle in your stomach will finally erupt,
Your teacher will not like you and your teeth will all turn gray,
And you will feel so sad that you ever heard me say.

Don't eat the food that is sitting on your plate
But smear it in your ear and smash it in your face;
Mash your mashed potatoes and stuff 'em down your pants,
Wiggle 'em around a bit and do a little dance.
Pour your milk upon the floor and slip and slide around,
Slosh and splash and giggle and roll around the ground,
Butter up a piece of bread and stick it in your shoe,
Pour your milk upon your head and on your neighbor, too.

Copyright by Barry Louis Polisar



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