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Canadian-Bacon And Ham

By Aaron M.
Grade 10, California

Canadian-Bacon & Ham
By: Aaron Mohammadi

I am Dan.
Dan I am.

That Dan-I-Am
That Dan-I-Am!
I do not like
That Dan-I-am.

Do you like
Canadian-bacon and ham?

I cannot eat them,
Dan-I-Am.
I am a Muslim man,
Dan-I-Am.

Would you like them
Here or there?
Would you like them
Anywhere?

I cannot eat them
Here or there.
I cannot eat them
Anywhere
I cannot eat
Canadian-bacon or ham.
I am a Muslim man,
Dan-I-Am.

You do not like them,
So you say.
Try them! Try them!
And you may.
Try them and you may I say.

Dan!
Even if you will not
Let me be.
I will not try them
You will see.

Say!
Have you tried them,
Dan-I-Am?

I have not tried them,
Not here, not there,
Not anywhere.

I too, am a Muslim man.
I do not like
Canadian-bacon and ham.
Thank you!
Thank you,
Dan-I-Am!