Smells Like Chicken Noodle
He smells like chicken noodle
With tomato in his hair.
You’d think that he wore mushroom socks
And split pea underwear.
On Monday, you’ll smell vegetables,
On Tuesday, macaroni,
On Wednesday, cream of broccoli,
On Thursday, minestrone.
He ought to use deodorant
Or maybe baby powder.
We followed him last Friday
And the scent was seafood chowder.
He thinks he smells terrific,
But it’s hard for us to cope.
Each morning when he washes up,
He uses soup for soap.
— Neal Levin
From Spider: The Magazine for Children. Cricket Media. Reprinted by permission of the author.
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