I Eat My Peas with Honey

By Anonymous Anonymous
I eat my peas with honey;
I've done it all my life.
It makes the peas taste funny,
But it keeps them on the knife.

FOOTNOTES: This poem was recited on the February 2, 1944 broadcast of the radio program "It Pays to Be Ignorant." According to the Estate of Shel Silverstein and the archivists who oversee his literary works and manuscripts, Shel Silverstein did not write this poem.

Source: The Random House Book of Poetry for Children (1983)

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Subjects Eating & Drinking, Activities

Poetic Terms Nursery Rhymes

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Poetic Terms Nursery Rhymes

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