Here’s a list of special treats I’m sure you’d love to eat.
You might want to add some more to make the list complete:
Marvellous marshmallows, yielding and chewy;
Soft-centred chocolates, so creamy and gooey;
Fabulous fairy floss, wispy and sticky,
(Keeping your face clean’s especially tricky!);
Honeycomb crunchy and boiled lollies brittle:
None of this easy to stop at a little.
Yes, truly this sweet stuff is lovely to taste,
But too much is bound to add weight to your waist.
There’s one further warning: I’ll keep it quite brief.
Make sure that you never stop cleaning your teeth!
- Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #4
Author Comment: Connecting texture with food provided the belated inspiration for this poem, with sweets in particular of great interest to children (and not a few adults).