We’ve all had one I know for sure
For morning hunger it’s just the cure.
Ovum Coctum is what it’s named
A food for breakfast highly famed
It comes in white and also brown
From the country not from town
Caesar’s legions ate them on the march
Lots of protein but zero starch
They make good picnic fare as well
All that goodness in a shell
They’re good for lunches on the go
After many years this much I know
You can eat them hot or eat them cold
Either way they’re good and bold
When you eat one with a spoon
A few quick bites it’s finished soon
But when you reach the empty bottom
There are souls at sea who are oft forgotten
So turn the shell upside down
And wear a smile not a frown
give the shell just one more crack
As though it had its contents back
And say a little prayer with me
For all the sailors out at sea.
You’ll save a soul from drowning.
Which is why you smile instead of frowning.