A watermelon will not grow in your stomach if you swallow the seed
Who thought I’ll cover grasshoppers in chocolate and call them a delicacy?
Would you eat a puffer fish knowing you might die
If the chef didn’t prepare and cook it just right?
How many times did people eat oranges with the rind
Before someone decided to peel one for the first time?
The same for a banana, who decided to peel?
Believe it or not, here is some food that is real
Would you eat fried tarantula if you didn’t live in Cambodia?
A scorpion or a rat if you didn’t live in China?
What about a fertilized duck embryo, feathers, feet and all?
Birds nest soup? Live octopus? Sheeps head? A wine made from a seagull?
Makes you happy that we will eat a turkey
Some mashed potatoes, noodles, and green beans
Jello salad is not that healthy
But have you had rattlesnake chili?
Of course I am sure some people would never eat a pop tart or a twinkie
Ketchup on scrambled eggs or mashed potatoes with gravy
Who thought to roast a marshmallow? Can you roast a Peep?
A Hamburger Donut? Pickled pigs feet? Not for me
Baltic Sea Herring, winged termites or frog legs?
Turtle Soup or Witchetty grubs? Not even if you beg
Rocky Mountain Oysters, let’s just say they are not seafood
In Italy they eat a cheese with maggots in it called Casa Marzu
Now go enjoy your dinner this Thanksgiving
I pray you won’t eat anything that is still living
Whether you are eating a little or eating a lot
Remember those who today will eat not
And one more thing, even though it is not food for thought
What color would a chameleon be if it stood in front of a crayon box?
The Day After Thanksgiving by Brandon Heath –