by H. Lobecker
"I'm tasteless," said Red Bean.
"You've got to be Kidney," said Mother, "let me put in your little brother."
Large Red Bean was bigger than his brother smooth & glossy
and Small Red Bean had a white bellybutton.
"We're bland," said Brothers Bean.
"Oh Peas," said Mother, "I'll pour in your cousins."
Brothers Kidney deepened red and Cousin Pea did the splits.
"We're flavorless," said Split Peas.
"Your divided" said Mother, "here's a pinch to make you Whole."
Whole & half Larger & smaller Richer red & grassy green
Complementary contrasts allow for appreciated appearances .
"We're prosaic," said Peas.
"That's just Garbanzo" said Mother, "I'll sprinkle in some Limas."
Wrinked & round Longer & lumps Cosmic white & basal black
Interrelated involvement welcomes differentiated diversity.
"We don't savor," said Limas.
"Great," said Mother, "turtles, black-eyes, pintos and pinks will lentil you up."
Bright & flat Dents & divots Striated & stayed
Lovely legumes nourish natural delectable distinctiveness.
"Wow!" said the soup,"We are delicious!"