If you could get all the nutrition you needed in a day with a pill — no worrying about what to eat, no food preparation — would you do it?
Bam the Gam was tired of ham.
“Ham, ham, ham,” said Bam the Gam
“I’m so sick and tired of ham!
Ham for brunch and ham for lunch
Ham with tea and ham with peas
Ham cold with a leg of toad
Ham baked, ham atop a cake
Ham fried and served with a pie
Ham sliced and diced,
With some rice.
Ham, ham, ham,”
Yelled Bam the Gam,
“I’m so sick and tired of ham!”
Then Sam the Gam had an idea
One that dropped right smack in his ear
“I shall invent a special pill
A pill to be a full-course meal,”
A smile tickled across his face
He set about to work in haste.
And so it was in just a week
He had it sitting in his cheek
“Now swallow this little red pill
And it will be a scrumptious meal!”
And as the pill hit his belly
It felt like a ton of jelly
“MMM, MMM, MMM, MMM,” said Bam the Gam,
“So much better than stinky ham!”
And so it was, three times a day
With a pill, hunger went away
But after awhile, before very long
He started to think he got it wrong
“The pill is great and it fills me up
But what of my spoons and bowls and cups?
“My dishes just sit, collecting dust,
And all my forks are starting to rust!”
And right then he heard his tummy growl
“What I wouldn’t give for food right now!”
At that moment, he began to think
Of all the pies and rice, meats and drinks
To his surprise, he had an idea
One that sat in the opposite ear
“I think I’ll toss my little red pill,
And have me a good, old fashioned meal.
But what shall it be,” thought Bam the Gam,
He thought maybe chicken, steak, or lamb
“No, no, they won’t do,” said Bam the Gam
“I’d rather have a nice slice of ham!”
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