ENDING UP A VEGETABLE
Russell Sprout was rather stout
as wide as he was tall.
His appearance was hysterical
verging on the spherical,
exactly like a ball.
As marmite's not to everyone's taste
while others seem to love it,
Russell drew a parallel
with some put off by a rotting smell
while others rose above it.
In one thing he was much admired
and worthy of a mention
his green credentials were intact
an essential way of life in fact
and worthy of attention.
He never thought to change his name
thinking that his shape was good
while some it's said, look like their dog
he was a blend of toad and frog
trying to be Robin Hood.
Let's take leave of Russell Sprout
a tale as wide as tall
it had its moments magical
but also some more tragical
it's poetry after all.