Chocolate Box Planet
Let’s hope this won’t come as a shock
but Earth’s not made of solid rock.
Instead it’s like those fancy chocs
you sometimes get inside a box.
The centre’s dense and very hot.
And hard just like a hazelnut.
It’s mostly made from iron ore.
We label it the Inner Core.
The Outer Core’s a liquid goo
like runny toffee soft to chew.
The iron’s melted here as well
but wouldn’t taste of caramel.
The Mantle is a bit bizarre.
A kind of squishy-tough nougat.
It’s sometimes liquid sometimes not.
We call it semi-solid rock.
And finally the chocolate coating.
Thin and crisp and kind of floating.
Made from rocky plates that thrust
some bumps upon our choccy’s Crust.
Although our World’s too big to eat
and wouldn’t taste much like a sweet
a nutty chocolate compares
with eating through Earth’s many layers.
by Celia Berrell
C is definitely for Chocolate, so I enjoyed imagining a WORLD of chocolate … especially for Christmas!