Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Things to Do If You Are Breakfast: An Original Poem

Here is another poem that I cut from the original manuscript for my book THINGS TO DO:


Don’t be an egg—scrambled, fried…

OR boiled—all soft and squishy inside.

Don’t be oatmeal.

Don’t be toast.

Please be the food that I love most.

Pepperoni pizza!!!

Yeah, yeah, yeah!

THAT’S the way to start a day.


I was a problem eater as a child. My favorite foods were spaghetti with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese...and pizza. I still love pasta and pizza--especially the pizzas from Regina's Pizzeria. I should note that my husband makes terrific pizza too!

REMINDER: I'm giving away signed copies of my book THINGS TO DO! I'll collect the names of people who have commented on my posts during each week in April. The following day, I'll draw a name from a bag. That person will be the winner. If you comment on two posts, your name will be entered in the drawing twice, etc.
Drawing dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29--and May 1


Kim Oldenburgh said...

I love this book and use it as inspiration for poetry writing in my classroom! I'd love to win a copy for my friend!

Elaine Magliaro said...


That is so good to hear! I was hoping teachers would use my book in their classrooms as inspiration/a mentor text for their students writing poetry. My elementary students wrote some wonderful "things to do" poems.