Vegetables and fruits have personality traits that range
From normal to rather odd to very, very strange.
Being defensively aggressive is the nature of asparagus,
They always come with many spears when they're served to us.
Cabbage has a temper problem, for when its leaves are shed
It becomes so irritated that it tends to lose its head.
Popcorn has a compulsion to read through military journals,
Which is just what you'd expect from a bunch of puffed up kernels.
And strawberries are asocial rogues planning for the perfect scam.
With crooked schemes they leave their beds but soon are in a jam.
Perhaps in your own travels around the kitchen table
You've come across some other foods who are equally unstable.
Poem © 2009 Marvin Brandwin
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