Smells Like Chicken Noodle

by Neal Levin

Smells Like Chicken Noodle by Neal Levin

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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Neal Levin has written poems for a wide variety of children’s magazines including Highlights, Ladybug, Spider, Fun For Kidz, Humpty Dumpty, Mad Kids, and Pockets. His work has also been published in over a dozen poetry anthologies including Caroline Kennedy’s Poems To Learn By Heart (Disney/Hyperion) and Kenn Nesbitt’s One Minute Till Bedtime (Little, Brown).

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