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Sunny Side Up Please

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Sunny Side Up Please

Sunny Side Up Please

By Elton Camp

As to eating runny eggs, experts say
It’s far preferable just to run away

Undercooked yolk & translucent white
Due to salmonella, are quite a fright

Such cooking, the CDC does deride
For eggs are laid with germs inside

Consuming  “over light” is a mistake
Frying them on both sides it does take

If you find that the eggs are oozing,
Food poisoning you may be choosing

It happens over 1,000 times a year
With 30 more cases for one we hear

To avoid undercooked eggs, do try
They’re unlikely to make you die

But barfing and the runs will be bad
From the raw egg that you just had


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  1. Date: 1/3/2013 12:50:00 PM

    Enjoy your "sun egg", Elton - like your poem. - xoxo / / Anne-Lise :)

    Camp Avatar Elton Camp Date: 1/3/2013 9:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    When I was a child, we ate fried eggs where the yolk was practically raw and never got sick, but we always made sure the shell was intact. Some years ago, hen ovaries become infected with salmonella and the eggs come out unsafe. Elton