Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Fat Of The Land - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

A person living off the land
would need to really understand
what he can eat and what's taboo
most people wouldn't have a clou.

Well, anything that crawls or hops
or runs full speed through farmer's crops
those slippery devils in the lake
no birds of prey though on the make.

And do remember that a bat
is full of that essential fat
and kangaroos make yummie stews
I also recommend small shrews.

If you observe what Nature gives
to those who ask, it mostly lives
you take a life for nourishment
it is a small predicament.

And have you heard the ancient saying
that's oft repeated, just like praying
it's something you must understand
live off the Fat, Fat of the land.

Fats come in various disguises
molecularly it comprises
the saturated ones, they're best
poly's and mono's for the rest.

You need a hefty lot of sats
those are the predator's good fats.
And olive oil as well as plants
will put condition in your pants.

The one to keep away for sure
is transfats, they'll ruin any cure
they are constructed by dumb men
and hurt your body first and then

they kill you slowly, wreck your heart
so, think about it, play it smart.
If you desire to be whole
you must eat your cholesterol.

It's found in eggs and cheese and meat
nutritionally it's hard to beat.
Protects you from a heart attack
brings in the nutrients you lack.

So listen not to the purveyors
or those who offer you their prayers
while taking out of your big purse
much gold, so read this little verse

And use your skills and your cognition
say NEVER to the apparition
and to the crooked moneymonger
believe you me, you'll live much longer.

Comments about Fat Of The Land by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (10/13/2005 4:43:00 AM)

    What a great poem! You should market your theory.......you'd make a killing. I can't say how much money I've spent on all the different 'diet' or 'lifechanging' ideas for me and my family. This is so simple. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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  • (10/12/2005 4:55:00 PM)

    Thanks, all for the kind comments. Ernestine, 'condition' refers to Farmerspeak, it means you are putting on muscle, other people say that saturated fat puts 'lead in your stencil', which would not exactly apply to you. Fat is our number one source of energy. Without saturated fat humans could never survive.(Vegans make their own sat. fats) .
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  • Ernestine Northover (10/12/2005 10:25:00 AM)

    What type of condition would my pants be in Herbert, a pretty greasy pair I should think. Perhaps one should revert back to disposable nappies with all this oil about! ! Very thought provoking and a very informative epistle. Sincerely Ernestine (Report) Reply

  • (10/12/2005 9:34:00 AM)

    Very nice....I'll go eat my bacon now :) (Report) Reply

  • (10/11/2005 11:52:00 PM)

    This was so much fun, Haines, Jr! Thanks for the lesson - in rhyme (did I say that?) ...thanks also for all the great information about trans fats! You're the best. (Report) Reply

  • (10/11/2005 10:55:00 PM)

    Excuse me while I go have steak and eggs...and thanks for this great poem, Doc.

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