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The Land Of Kale Much Maligned NR

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The Land Of Kale Much Maligned NR

There's a land to visit in your dreams

a place that really has, it seems,

no Brussels sprouts or cauliflower,

no cabbage, broccoli or sauer-

-kraut or parsnips or broad beans, 

and where peas truly are the only greens.

Spuds they bake there have some crunch

so they go quite well with Sunday lunch. 

And, to get apple pie or creamy whips

you only have to eat your chips. 

So close your eyes and try to find

The Land Of Kale Much Maligned,

where Popeye, building superpowers,

shuns spinach and instead devours,

guess what, to give him strength supreme?

Yes! Lots of scones with jam and cream! 

Copyright © Red OMara

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  1. Date: 4/11/2013 6:18:00 PM
    I have never read your work before but now that I have I'm going to get me a glass of wine and enjoy the rest. Simply beautiful

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 6:37:00 AM
    Loving this one again! You need to post more new ones, because soon I will have seen all your oldies here. By the way. You can find my funny poem, just copy and paste the heading in exactly like this: That Potent Urge -Gotta Go, Gotta Go Right NOW by Andrea Dietrich

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 3:23:00 PM
    I like what Popeye really ate...Great idea for NR contest..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 9:51:00 PM
    Congratulations, Red. I knew you'd win. I'd been rooting for you. Well done, my Aussie friend. :)

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 10:53:00 AM
    Very delightful read. Congratulations on the win!

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 6:06:00 AM
    This is indeed an a very beautiful and delightful NR my dear friend Red! Thank you so much for sharing! I extremely have enjoyed reading it! My hearty congratulations on your awesome win! Thanks also for your congratulatory comments! Happy Easter Season to you and your family! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 3:19:00 AM
    Red I love this one. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 8:14:00 PM
    Hi Red, congratulations with your wonderful win in Debra's "Nursery Rhyme" contest. Love the message in the poem. Take care and enjoy the up coming Easter Holiday. Always*LINDA

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:38:00 PM
    I remember this one and the uniqueness and creativity of it! Congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 12:58:00 PM
    Hi and congratulations on your win Red xx

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 12:53:00 PM
    I could just hear my grand-children say they wanted to go there lol Enjoyed !! Congratulations on your win in my contest and thanks for entering.

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 9:03:00 PM
    very nicely done Red ;}

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 7:25:00 AM
    clever poem, and so enjoyable to read...

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 4:00:00 AM
    - S- mail ! :)

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 3:28:00 PM
    hahaha, Hey did you read MY poem, Crackers for Carrots?? Go see. It's plain that you and I think alike!!!

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 3:54:00 PM
    Heed a word from the "unconservative": visit that magical land as often as you may but gradually ease out of it. Meanwhile, who needs veggies when scones with jam and cream heighten the senses? Good writing, Red :)

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 3:04:00 PM
    - Share some with me too .... nice to read your poem!. - Good luck in the contest! - Have a great Easter. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 3:10:00 AM
    One should never underestimate the enduring powers of the humble scone. This poet writes on his stomach. Love your guts, Red xxx

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 2:15:00 PM
    Ahhhhhh...... A scone with jam and cream, Would only happen in my dream, For I'm on a diet so dumb, To reduce my slightly enlarged bum ;-) xxxxxx