A sprout's wish (Belgium sonnet)

by - Mr. Darcy   Jan 15, 2017

~"A sprout's wish" ~

"I'm sorry if my tears stain as I write,

Or if my scratchy scrawl's illegible.

Oh, why don't children even take a bite;

To them I am the grossest vegetable.

~ ~ ~ ~

I understand that wishes are just that,

But here I am, one brussel reaching out.

Please make me edible to even brats;

Respectfully I wait with doubtful pout.

~ ~ ~

On christmas day dear Santa answered me:

A card stuck to a package with a bow.

It said, "spread bogie paste after you steam;

All kids love eating bogies, don't you know!"

~ ~

A brussel's wish of being eaten up

Revealed in Santa's pouch of bogie puss."


© 2016 - Mr. Darcy


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  • 3 years ago


    I chuckled when I read this write! As always, you choose a great subject to write about and I smiled all the way through your poem. Nice work Michael. (I shall never eat another sprout again!)

  • 3 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Michael, dear chap, I have to admit to reading/rating this the other day and then logging out and forgetting to come back and comment.
    All I can really say is that it thoroughly amused me, from the title, (Belgium - cleverly done!) to the content itself.
    I myself have never been a huge sprout fan, but I'm partial to the odd one or two.

    Take care,


  • 3 years ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Mr Darcy!
    I am slowly falling in love with the spaced out poems.. I just love how they read and look...

    This made me chuckle which is just what we all need on a Monday first thing! Well done.

    • 3 years ago

      by - Mr. Darcy

      Thank you, ladies - it feels a bit late to be posting Christmas themed poems, but I could wait till next year! lol

  • 3 years ago

    by Brenda

    Michael, loved this in the contest and love this now. Well done-congratulations-

  • 3 years ago

    by Kasie

    Oh wow haha, this brightened my day. The part where it said:

    It said, "spread bogie paste after you steam;

    All kids love eating bogies, don't you know!"

    (I couldn't help but think of my 3 year old. The more I read it the more I laugh.)

    Thank you for this wonderful sonnet, It's brilliant!

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