Herbert Llewellyn Connaught

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Herbert Llewellyn Connaught

fussed over his food quite a lot.

He despised all sorts of salad greens,

stuffing them in the cuff of his jeans.

He played with his green beans and peas

by squishing them up between his knees.

Potatoes he always threw on the floor

then sassily would ask for some more.

He’d eat a chunk of meat once in a while

along with enough gravy to make it an isle.

He didn’t like ice cream, cookies, pie or cake

He hated whatever his mother would bake.

The only thing over which there was no fuss

Was his absolute favourite, buttered asparagus.

Written for Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola: asparagus.

© tale weaver/ing (phylor)


11 thoughts on “Herbert Llewellyn Connaught

    • tale weaver/ing January 7, 2016 / 12:17 am

      Glad you enjoyed this.
      His name just popped onto the screen.
      I hope there isn’t a real H L C, lol.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. cultivatingtime January 6, 2016 / 11:40 am

    This is great. Nice to see something different from the asparagus Colour Your World Challenge. I hated potatoes as a child – mashed and boiled – yuk. Still do. Like Herbert I’m partial to a bit of buttered asparagus.


    • tale weaver/ing January 7, 2016 / 12:21 am

      Glad you enjoyed my poem.
      My mother discovered I would eat anything if it was doused in cheese sauce. So as a very young child, I ate Brussel sprouts, asparagus, cauliflower and some very strange veggies my mother liked all with cheese sauce.
      I do like asparagus now, even without cheese sauce. Just a bit of unsalted butter, and a grate or two of sharp, hard cheese like parmesan, Romano or asiago..

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        • tale weaver/ing January 7, 2016 / 10:21 am

          Isn’t it grand!
          I just started trying Annie’s organic and ancient grains pasta and cheese sauce. Nothing like Kraft Dinner! (which has an organic version now)


  2. summerstommy2 January 6, 2016 / 6:20 am

    Buttered asparagus, really I must try it sometime…..a lot of fun reading this one….


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