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Lunch Ladies Poem


Mrs. Dovel’s poem titled, School Lunch,  received Honorable Mention in the Lyrical Iowa Poetry Competition, Children’s Category. 


By: Kim Dovel

Our lunch lady, Vickster McNeal,

cooked a crazy concoction for our school meal.

She licked the spoon; it made her choke.

Her hair stood up; her nostrils smoked.

Her toes curled up; her mouth spewed fire.

Her false teeth plopped right into the fryer.

Cook Crain raced in to help McNeal.

She did five flips and one cartwheel.

“No worries; I’m here,” Cook Crain did say.

“I’ll serve lunch and save the day!”

She stirred the pot; it made her scream.

Her eyebrows melted from scorching steam.

It was the craziest thing we’d ever seen.

Our school lunch was some wild cuisine!