Liilia Talts Morrison

Gold Star - 4,968 Points (August 20,1937 / Estonia)

Health Food Freak - Poem by Liilia Talts Morrison

I wish to be a health food freak
Eat yogurt made by earthy Greeks
Regroup my budget to buy leeks
Drink dulse smoothies for two weeks

My windowsill to grow green sprouts
And cupboards bulge with sauerkraut
I want to shun all farm-fed trout
And crunch on spelt day in day out

I want to relish cheese from goats
They say it may relieve a bloat
Wear sandals made from burlap sacks
Condition toes with jumping jacks

I want to bathe in castor oil
Refuse to bake with metal foil
Grow carrots in organic soil
Boil spinach pasta shaped like coils

I want to wear shirts made of flax
And wool shorn gently from lambs backs
Condition hair with sealing wax
Shun mega-stores that sell large packs

My wish may never be fulfilled
For I am hooked on white flour milled
Rich hot fudge sundaes nicely chilled
And salty pork rinds crisply grilled.

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I wish I was a health food freak, but alas, I'm not.

Comments about Health Food Freak by Liilia Talts Morrison

  • Margaret O Driscoll (1/23/2016 4:20:00 PM)


    Really enjoyed this, must have been fun to put together too! A little indulgence is no harm! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 20, 2012



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