A Haiku or Two, on Cereal

September 12, 2014

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here’s how i eat mine:
half cereal. half berries.
whole milk. a big spoon.


Being an adult
Means you can buy Reese's Puffs.
I like that. A lot. 

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vvvanessa September 13, 2014
apple jacks are best
ingested by the handful
straight out of the box
Paula September 12, 2014
No milk, just the box.
Hands down, crunchy and sweet, it’s
My favorite snack.
Burf September 12, 2014
Rice Krispies are meant
To be mixed with butter and
Melted marshmallows
Emi B. September 12, 2014
cinnamon toast crunch
makes the best cereal milk
in the whole wide world
aargersi September 12, 2014
We are Coo-Coo for
Cocoa Puffs but only in
The Late Night Snack Zone
nannydeb September 12, 2014
Right out of the box
Milk is a vile, vile substance
Best fed to small calves
Sarah J. September 12, 2014
Addendum to the original:

When you're an adult
You can eat Reese's Puffs for
Breakfast. But you don't.
mrslarkin September 12, 2014
Muesli for me and
Muesli for you, and muesli
For all of the days.

(I made a LOT of muesli)
ugocrazy September 12, 2014
Spits! Spats!
What's that?
A bog instead of cereal, I cant stand.
Catherine L. September 12, 2014
Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Eat dessert for breakfast, and
No one says a thing.
Catherine L. September 12, 2014
Who likes it soggy?
That is one thing in life that
I can't understand.
Sarah J. September 12, 2014
I love it soggy.
I will wait, and wait, and wait
For it to be mush.
Lindsay-Jean H. September 12, 2014
There's no other way:
Mix multiple types, top with
dried fruit or berries.
Lindsay-Jean H. September 12, 2014
Exception: Grape-Nuts
Straight up -- tooth-shattering bliss
(Seconds not advised)