Goop Tales, Page 11
Children are human, I confess,
Though interesting none the less;
For often one redeeming fault
Is like the necessary salt
That brings a flavor rich and sweet
Into the viands that you eat.
But there are faults like pepper, too —
And like Tabasco not a few.
So, if you find you have a vice,
Be sure it’s just the proper spice;
Of over-seasoning have a fear,
And use it only once a year!
Three hundred virtues to one vice
Will keep you reasonably nice, [teach,
That’s what the Goops have come to
For they have only one of each!