I knew a man who merrily
Took whisky with his celery
He thought it an efficient way
To help toward his five a day.
And, of course, he'd get a drink
A pleasant two-in-one you'd think
But things did not work well, you see
The celery just made him pee.
Then his nose and ears turned green
Closely followed by his spleen
These were not his only troubles
His pee came out in small green bubbles.
He asked his doctor to decide
If this was caused by pesticide
His doctor very soon agreed
A remedy was clear, indeed.
Keep up the whisky, merrily
But cut down on the celery
The root cause of this foul affliction
Was down to celery addiction!
Please consume celery responsibly.
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