Ate cookies EVERYDAY
She’d hang around the bakery
In place of fun and play
She never tried a carrot
Won’t even LOOK at fish
The taste of something sugary
Was her favorite dish
Mary was not chubby
As you’d think she’d be
She had a love for soccer
Would watch it on TV
One day she saw a flyer
Come join a soccer team
Mary got excited ’bout
Fulfillment of her dream
She showed up at practice
Ran out of gusto soon
Didn’t understand this
Pulled out a macaroon
The treat made her feel jumpy
But when her moment came
Her energy went flat
Her spirit did the same
The coach told Droopy Mary
She needed better fuel
And running after school
Smart Mary took his wisdom
The Bakery was shut down
She’s known as Mighty Mary now
Best soccer kid in town
Don’t want to overwhelm you
More news beyond belief
Mary has no cavities
In ANY of her teeth!
My granddaughter inspired this when she went to soccer practice without eating a good breakfast and just didn’t feel up to playing!
26 thoughts on “Macaroon Mary: A True Story”
Another poem ready for publishing in your own book.
Absolutely love it.
I started writing a reply and the page jumped to something else…Here it is again, thanks so much for your compliments and support. It means so much!
Your poems are full of emotion and I love it 🙂 Maybe she’ll eat a breakfast now 🙂 🙂 Hugs xx
Hope so…I’m going to call her Macaroon Mary ’til she does! LOL!
I loved this poem with it’s healthy eating message. Good fun!
Even in poetry, I can’t seem to deviate from my role as a teacher 🙂
Your comments are enjoyed so much 😉
Very SWEET! Ah, the things that motivate us to eat right!
Do as I say,not as I do…I love pie!;-)
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smiles, what a smiling entry, thanks for the support.
So nice to dip my toe in the poetic water again 🙂
hehehe! 😀 nice one Susan.. must be one energetic gal now, with a love for soccer 🙂 hope she continues to have fun..
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What a fun read! And what a clever way to say: Eat healthy! As a vegetarian, I say, “Let’s hear it for veggies!”
Thank-you friend! Veggies are good fuel!
I loved this, a beautiful story with a great ending!
I love happy endings too! Thank-you!
Adorable poem for adorable sweet tooth Mary! 🙂
Much appreciated 🙂 Thanks!
She should always do well, especially with loving support and encouragement that she gets. Cute story.
So kind of you to comment 🙂
Hope all is well.
Noting that you have been part of poets rally in the year of 2011,
what an achievement, thanks for your outstanding contribution to us
along the way, keep up the excellence. Best!
Come join our poetry rally today if you wish to mingle and get inspired!
A poem of your choice or a free verse is accepted.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Looking forward to seeing you share.
Respect and hugs.
Thank-you very much…inspired by my granddaughter. 🙂
What fun. Thank you, Susan.