If you were a child at any point in the last 50 years, you may be familiar with Shel Silverstein, the poet/cartoonist/genius. He wrote poems both silly and moving, light-hearted and dark—sometimes all at once. Silverstein captured hearts and imaginations by turning the everyday into the fantastical, especially when it came to animals, families, and—you guessed it—food!
‘Stead of sayin’, “pass the peas,”
Richard reached across and grabbed some. [...]
‘Spite his father’s warnin’ words,
‘Spite his mother’s tearful teachin’,
With each grab his arm did grow
‘Til it stretched twenty yards or so.