The Purple Turnip

Turnips (Brassica rapa) Fran├žais : Navets Espa...
They were buried for a reason, no? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Another National Poetry Month suggestion from Mandy Collins about a subject that needed a poem written about it. The turnip.

The purple turnip's not a fruit.
It grows below; it is a root.

It's from the family crucipher,
This favorite food of Lucipher.

It can be cooked or just used raw,
Sauteed, grated, used in slaw.
You can bake it, boil it, beat it,
But, for Pete's sake, don't ever eat it!
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