Treasure Island

Jack Prelutsky

(8 September 1940 / Brooklyn, New York)

Bleezer's Ice Cream


I am Ebenezer Bleezer,
I run BLEEZER'S ICE CREAM STORE,
there are flavors in my freezer
you have never seen before,
twenty-eight divine creations
too delicious to resist,
why not do yourself a favor,
try the flavors on my list:

COCOA MOCHA MACARONI
TAPIOCA SMOKED BALONEY
CHECKERBERRY CHEDDAR CHEW
CHICKEN CHERRY HONEYDEW
TUTTI-FRUTTI STEWED TOMATO
TUNA TACO BAKED POTATO
LOBSTER LITCHI LIMA BEAN
MOZZARELLA MANGOSTEEN
ALMOND HAM MERINGUE SALAMI
YAM ANCHOVY PRUNE PASTRAMI
SASSAFRAS SOUVLAKI HASH
SUKIYAKI SUCCOTASH
BUTTER BRICKLE PEPPER PICKLE
POMEGRANATE PUMPERNICKEL
PEACH PIMENTO PIZZA PLUM
PEANUT PUMPKIN BUBBLEGUM
BROCCOLI BANANA BLUSTER
CHOCOLATE CHOP SUEY CLUSTER
AVOCADO BRUSSELS SPROUT
PERIWINKLE SAUERKRAUT
COTTON CANDY CARROT CUSTARD
CAULIFLOWER COLA MUSTARD
ONION DUMPLING DOUBLE DIP
TURNIP TRUFFLE TRIPLE FLIP
GARLIC GUMBO GRAVY GUAVA
LENTIL LEMON LIVER LAVA
ORANGE OLIVE BAGEL BEET
WATERMELON WAFFLE WHEAT

I am Ebenezer Bleezer,
I run BLEEZER'S ICE CREAM STORE,
taste a flavor from my freezer,
you will surely ask for more.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Ladawn Trice (3/16/2012 10:05:00 AM)

    this one belongs in a board book as well.... i love this to read to my children... beautiful imagination (Report) Reply

  • Rita Cerniglia (3/13/2010 3:04:00 PM)

    I like how he proceeds to list his 28 flavor menu. You just know he was somewhere fun (like a carnival or circus) when he wrote this! (Report) Reply

  • Viraj Bhanshaly (v.j) (11/25/2006 3:40:00 PM)

    that is so funny hilarious it's very good, can u read some of my poems as well and maybe vote them, pleaz thanks maybe tell some of your friends, lovely poem! ! (Report) Reply

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