Friday, April 29, 2011

Don't Eat Yellow Snow

Happy Birthday to my second oldest daughter, Lindsey, who turns 30 today. I'm hoping she'll remember a poem I wrote and read to her when she was young, entitled, Don't Eat Yellow Snow.  If nothing else, the name I chose for the main character will make her laugh (inside joke).

Today, if you Google "don't eat yellow snow," you will find close to 4 million results.

Here is my version of

Don't Eat Yellow Snow (written about 25 years ago)

I know my mommy loves me
'cause everywhere I go
I hear her yelling, "Jason,
don't eat yellow snow.

Put away the cookies.
Please don't make a mess.
Comb your hair now, Jason."
I really must confess

that sometimes I can't stand it
even though I know
there really is a reason
I can't eat yellow snow.

She says she tells me these things
because she loves me so.
But I don't understand why
I can't eat yellow snow.

O.K., a mess is ugly,
that I understand,
and if I touch the oven
I could burn my hand.

And if I eat the cookies,
I may not eat my lunch
but how could eating snow be bad?
I just don't have a hunch.

Maybe someone dropped a can
of yucky yellow paint.
Maybe that's the thing that made
old movie ladies faint.

Maybe Mommy's yellow pants
got buried in the snow.
I wonder if bananas dropped
a long, long time ago.

Just while I'm still wondering,
my dog comes out to play.
You'll never guess what "Puddles"
did on my snow today.

Now I understand things
'cause when Puddles had to go
he gave my mom a reason to say,
"Don't eat yellow snow!"

And that completes Day #25 from the A-Z Challenge. Brought to you by the letter, Y. 


Previous A-Z Challenge blogs:

Amazon Hates Me – Day #1 from the A-Z Challenge

Bored – Why? – Day #2 from the A-Z Challenge

Craziness – Day #3 from the A-Z Challenge

When Your Daughter Develops, DON'T DO THIS! – Day #4 from the A-Z Challenge

Ellen – Day #5 from the A-Z Challenge

Family and Friends – Day #6 from the A-Z Challenge

The Grownup Table – Day #7 from the A-Z Challenge

Happiness & Joy – Day #8 from the A-Z Challenge

Idiots in the Attic – Day #9 from the A-Z Challenge

Jokes Accidentally – Day #10 from the A-Z Challenge

The Kid That Wasn't Named Ker – Day #11 from the A-Z Challenge

Living Out of Suitcases – Day #12 from the A-Z Challenge

Misunderstandings – I KNOW You Didn't Say What I THINK You Said

Networked Blogs on Facebook



The Old and The Elderly – At What Age Do You FEEL Old?


Peacocks Are Not Penguins

Quiz That Changed My Thinking

Reading Les Miserable
  

Sense and Nonsense

The Traumatization of a Third Grader

Under Pressure

Vitality, Vivaciousness, and Victory

Wisdom and Intelligence



The X Factor With Simon Cowell


9 comments:

  1. What a cute poem. And Happy Birthday to Lindsey.

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  2. That was super cute! And just good advice! lol

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  3. Ah, yes, yellow snow! Our dogs always spoil the pristine white of snow . . .

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  4. That's the best poem about snow I've ever read! How old were you when you wrote it? It definitely hits it on the head and gives a child's perspective of why yellow snow is bad. Adorable!
    Ava

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