There’s a lettuce in my wardrobe
and some spinach by my bed.
Something green was on my pillow
now it’s green goo on my head.
There is bok choy by my mirror,
and some snow peas in my drawer,
and I think I saw a cabbage
right behind my bedroom door.
While I don’t know what they’re up to
or what any of this means,
if I want a tidy bedroom
I had better eat my greens.
© Kristin Martin 2012
This poem also appears on the website Australian Children’s Poetry as a Poem of the Day.
Here in Australia I’m not sure if you have heard but a few months ago Woolworths had a discovery garden where if you spent $30 or more you got a plant !!! All the plants were greens !!! So now we have got billions of bok Choi, spinach, cabbage stuff like that!!! What is you favourite green!!! Mine is capsicum!!! Love you poems !!!
I love in Australia, SA, but had not heard of the discovery garden.
I like capsicum, but my favourite is zucchini.
That poem was very cool and amazing. I like greens. Do you? Also why did you want to write this poem.
I thought it was fun to write.
I loved this poem because it basically seemed like the greens wanted or revenge, or your parents! It is like greens are everywhere. Do you like greens? And did this actually happen to you?
I love green vegetables!
Hi kristin i love zucchini to i like to eat the outside of it then the inside also the bedroom would stink with all those veggies from sophie
I think that’s why you’d have to eat your veggies, to stop your room from stinking! 🙂
My two favourite greens are cucumber and lettuce!!!
My least favourite green is cabbage.
P.S. My other favourite green is peas!
P.P.S. What’s your favourite green?
I like hearing that people like vegetables (my son doesn’t!) My favourite green vegetable is zucchini. I like cucumber and lettuce too.
I don’t like eating cabbage it tastes and smells gross
Do you like other green vegetables? I don’t mind cabbage, but I certainly understand why you don’t like it.
I love broccoli because it taste yummy to me and I will eat more greens!
I love broccoli too (though not as much as zucchini).
Green vegies are really good for you!
Yes, they are!
It sounds like they had a very messy room also love your poem.
It would be messy. Is your room tidy?
I think this is your best poem yet.
This is a very messy room it is going to take a long time to packup.
I like broccoli and cucumber. My mum will love this poem because she always ask me to eat greens.
Have you shown the poem to your mum?
Yes I did Kristin.
I wonder if the veggies had legs and walked to the room?
This poem is one of your best poems I have ever read so far.
I dont like green vegitables….. but as poem says if you want to live must eat green. I love the the way you have describe vegies which made my mind to eat more green
It’s time for revenge from the greens. I like this poem also I eat most my greens.
This poem is very funny. A lot of people hate eating their greens so I bet that the vegetables felt unwanted and sad and also angry – that’s why they came up to your room. It must have been scary!
Thanks for your comment. I wrote this poem because lots of people don’t like eating green vegetables. It didn’t really happen.
I was only using my imagination.
It’s great to be imaginative. 🙂
I like how it’s like the greens are getting revenge!
I don’t really enjoy eating my veggies except for broccoli.
What’s your favourite veggie?
My favourite vegetable is zucchini.
I love my veges its lollies I hide in my room, but I save them for later.
I’m glad to hear you love veggies. I do too.
I basically only like broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, sweetcorn and beetroot. I really, really, really, really, really hate sprouts. i would not like it one bit if vegetables came in my bedroom. I really like your poems.
I love your comments on my poems. Thanks for saying you like my poems.
I do not like brussel sprouts either.
Don’t you like green ? I’m always eating green vegetables…..specially salads?
I really like green vegetables. I’m glad to hear that you do too.
I wrote the poem from the point of view of a child, as many children don’t like green vegetables.
Do you like to eat your greens?
I don’t like my greens.
I do like eating most green vegetables, but I know that many children don’t. That is why I wrote the poem.
We are enjoying your poems! Definately would be good set to music!
X Renae and George
Thank you. I am excited about your idea of putting them to music. Let me know what you have in mind.
This is one of my favourites too. I’m glad it makes you laugh.
Hi Kristin, this is one of my favourites of your poems! It always makes me laugh.