Lifestyle Ramblings - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich
Saltpeter was in olden times
the chemical so much in use
it only cost a pound two dimes
and should be kept in dried up shoes.
As leather keeps the molecules
together in configuration
so that the butchers, all old fools
preserve the meat in celebration
of human needs like eating well
and that was what the Germans see
as number one, and I can tell
that you are learning this from me.
Like the Chinese with MSG
the Europeans do preserve
all beef, pork from the piggery
it feeds the heart and steels your nerve,
it's raised your ancestors just fine
and kept them healthy without quacks.
And I myself come from a line
that in genetics lives and stacks
up very well indeed,
and thus, the theory is sound
to all of you, who may now read
only to find that you have found
that foods from animals is bad.
Well kindly reconsider all
that you have heard, it makes me mad
that still today they have the gall
to spread their garbage to achieve
those certain aims that make them wealthy
I'm asking you now to believe
that their suggestions are unhealthy.
Saltpeter may not be the cleanest
in what the industry presents
but if you go and buy the leanest
you will soon end just wearing stents.
So eat your fat, your lard and tallow
and butter, never margarine,
official thinking is quite shallow
don't rock the boat and make a scene
just do your thing and live your life
the way our ancestors have shown
and if you have at home a wife
ask her about the veggies grown
and talk her into garden chores
so all of you can eat what's good
avoid the fragilistic stores
and be the human that you should.
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