Saturday, April 23, 2011

JELLYBEANS & GUMMI WORMS: Two Original Candy Poems

Yesterday, I posted a poem titled Marshmallow Chicks for Easter. Today, I have a couple more poems about candy that children might possibly find in their Easter baskets tomorrow. I posted the jellybean poem previously at Wild Rose Reader. I just finished a draft of my gummi worms poem. I began writing that poem a couple of years ago for a poetry collection about candy. I went back this afternoon and finished it…for now. Changes may be made to it in the future.

Picture by Brandon Dilbeck

Lemon, lime, and tangerine
Cherry, orange, wintergreen
Grape, vanilla, licorice
Any flavor that I wish
Sitting in my candy dish
Every color looks delish!


Gummi worms
Yummy worms
Wiggle in my tummy worms.
Jellied jigglers in my mouth—
I take three bites.
They’re heading south.
Yummy worms
Gummi worms
Wriggle in my tummy worms.
Gooey chewy
Dandy worms
How I love these
Candy worms!


Linda B said...

Thank you for the idea of the poems in the basket. They're great to share!

Charles Waters said...

How you are not published is beyond me because you rock!!!!!!

Bridget R. Wilson said...

Great poems. Maybe you should do a whole set of candy poems.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, everyone!



I did write a collection of poems about candy. I've posted about it at Wild Rose Reader. The collection takes readers through the year with different kinds of candy. For example, I have a poem about chocolates in a heart-shaped box for Valentine's Day, the "Marshmallow Chicks" poem for Easter, poems about toasting marshmallows and saltwater taffy for summer, a poem about licorice for Halloween, etc.