Calcium Carbonate: The Thing I Just Ate
Walking home after a long school day,
I got kinda hungry since I hadn’t eaten much on the way.
I pulled out a protein bar and I walked and ate,
When it was then I realized I had ingested calcium carbonate.
Oh, what a substance, I had to know more,
But by the time I got home it was after four!
I did some research that was quite profound,
And I saw it was an ionic compound.
Its beautiful white structure may look like chalk,
Like the stuff I used to draw on the sidewalk.
But what is it used for, oh, what does it do?
Does it make my body healthier or make my dreams come true?
“Wow!” I thought, the words came out in flux,
It has the potential to help in acid reflux!
It’s found in limestone, marble too,
With a molecular weight of 100 amu.
Found in eggshells, snail shells, and seashells as well,
It can act as a vitamin supplement and acid it can repel.
Even broccoli has it; all the dark green vegetables are in,
If you don’t eat it, your heartburn might win!
Did you know it makes up 4% of the earth’s crust?
Or that our planet is the only place where it can be found?
Good thing we have all the calcium carbonate,
Nice and safe and sound.