Looking for something bright but frugal,
I took a little peek in Google.
What should I find but a tasty snack
Designed to stop a hunger attack!
Take nasturtium blossoms (they grow like crazy)!
They're easy to pick (in case you're lazy)!
Wash them swiftly under the tap;
Chemicals might cause mishap!
Place leaves to cover a serving plate
And lay out the blossoms. They'll look great.
The yellows, oranges and reds
Look as good as they do in flower-beds.
Now to fill those bright rosettes.
This is as easy as it gets!
Make three fillings to give variety,
Something admired in our society.
Number one take some cream cheese
And mix with pineapple. (It's a breeze).
Number two cream cheese and chives,
(Quick! Before your guest arrives!)
Third, a spoonful of ham spread;
(Bound to give you Kitchen Kred!)
Your guests can eat the whole array
And, on leaving, you'll hear them say
'Floral nibbles! How enterprising!
Not only that but appetising!'
Take my word for it, no-one will quibble
When soothed by a Nasturtium Nibble!
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Kills her lover with a gun.
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Drowns in a vat of glue.
Merle Tichmans (63)
Swims the Mediterranean Sea.
Rita Redbull (44)
Intends to move to Baltimore.
Ted Finchset (55)
Eats furry caterpillars, live!
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Enjoys doing his magic tricks.
Mary Rifford (37)
Seen here on holiday in Devon.
Paul Pliggot (88)
Says he intends to hibernate.
Joe Hickham (69)
Daily drinks four bottles of wine!
Why does the local press,
Not content with name and address,
Have to state the subject's age
Clearly, on every printed page?
If I'm knocked over by a bus
I'll loudly scream and shout and cuss.
I'll quiver with my pent-up rage
But I certainly wont declare my age!
I won't be shouting out 'Yippee!
I'm in great pain, and I'm 73!'
Any reporter, standing by,
(Hoping that I'm going to die!)
May utter softly under his breath
'Looks 82 and near to death.'
I'll sturdily rise up from the ground,
Face those on-lookers standing round
And I'll declare 'Forget my age!
I'll sue if I see it on your page!
Write, if it's all the same to you