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Green Beans

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Green Beans

There once was a lad who loved beans,
But only the ones that were green.
For breakfast, dinner and lunch,
Even for snacks and brunch,
All he wanted to eat were green beans.

He planted a garden of his own,
And green bean seeds were all that were sown.
Row upon row of beans grew,
Much more than a few,
And he picked them when they were done growin'.

Once picked he would snap them all up,
And measure them out by the cup.
He cooked some with a ham,
Turned others into jam,
Then invited his friends to come sup.

Now, his friends thought him a mite queer.
His diet of green beans caused some fear.
If green beans were all he ate,
What would be his fate?
'Cause he's starting to look green 'round the ears.


2/1/13
for Isaiah Zerbst's Irish contest.

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  1. Date: 2/13/2013 6:04:00 PM
    Congratulations, KIM :-), with your awesome, Irish Poems ... xox~PD

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 2:36:00 PM
    A little humor in the winners' list..I got a chuckle..Enjoyed reading your winner..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 5:24:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wonderful win Kim! I can relate!

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 2:17:00 PM
    Kim, so much fun!! I remember the yellow wax ones--does anyone still grow those!!

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 10:16:00 AM
    Belated congratulations on a top spot win Reason xx

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 3:20:00 PM
    hey kim! this poem is adorable and i'm honored to share the number 2 spot with you! congratulations!

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 12:57:00 PM
    Very cute and congrats.......

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 12:55:00 PM
    sCongratulations on your win with this fun poem. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 11:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in my contest. You poem is excellent! With the great humor and true portrayal of how green beans ought to be eaten, it was soon on its way to the top!

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 8:31:00 AM
    ha! great ending! good luck in the contest :)

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 5:56:00 PM
    That was a funny Limerick. I'll have to try the green bean jam some time. Good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 12:56:00 PM
    awesome way to do green beans for the contest. I foresee a big win!

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 9:10:00 AM
    This is a quite charming limerick, Kim, one that tells a story quite well. Having been in Ireland myself on the trail of the late Frank McCourt, and the only time I saw green beans was at a restaurant in Dublin! Thanks for this enjoyable poem, and your kind words on my recent poem. Carl.

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 1:51:00 AM
    Hi Kim very clever limerick loved it, good luck in the contest, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 8:19:00 PM
    Cute, cute! Enjoyed. BG