Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

The Health-Food Diner - Poem by Maya Angelou

The Health-Food Diner
No sprouted wheat and soya shoots
And Brussels in a cake,
Carrot straw and spinach raw,
(Today, I need a steak).

Not thick brown rice and rice pilaw
Or mushrooms creamed on toast,
Turnips mashed and parsnips hashed,
(I'm dreaming of a roast).

Health-food folks around the world
Are thinned by anxious zeal,
They look for help in seafood kelp
(I count on breaded veal).

No smoking signs, raw mustard greens,
Zucchini by the ton,
Uncooked kale and bodies frail
Are sure to make me run

to

Loins of pork and chicken thighs
And standing rib, so prime,
Pork chops brown and fresh ground round
(I crave them all the time).

Irish stews and boiled corned beef
and hot dogs by the scores,
or any place that saves a space
For smoking carnivores.

Topic(s) of this poem: food


Comments about The Health-Food Diner by Maya Angelou

  • Adeeb Alfateh (7/14/2019 1:55:00 AM)

    No smoking signs, raw mustard greens,
    Zucchini by the ton,
    Uncooked kale and bodies frail
    Are sure to make me run

    to

    Loins of pork and chicken thighs

    great
    great 10+++++++++++++++++++
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  • (6/26/2018 2:37:00 AM)

    You are the best poem makers but you need to make more better poems for health (Report)Reply

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  • (4/11/2018 1:26:00 PM)

    eating healthy is good for you. (Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (12/9/2017 11:55:00 PM)

    and hot dogs by the scores,
    or any place that saves a space
    For smoking carnivores
    Lovely poem.
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  • Zakir Hussain Haidary (1/6/2017 7:46:00 AM)

    I count on breaded vea (Report)Reply

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  • Indira Renganathan (11/11/2016 7:25:00 AM)

    Interesting nutritive diet-poem.....unusual food thought.....10+++ (Report)Reply

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  • (8/30/2015 4:01:00 PM)

    ....excellent poem with great rhythm and rhyme ★ (Report)Reply

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  • Madhumitha Murali (7/22/2015 11:23:00 AM)

    It would be better with a theme rather, all the other poems essence very good, buy the idea capture of food swap seems a central theme, that was conveyed in circumlocution. But overall rhyme syncs to the theme. (Report)Reply

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  • Bimisola Babalola (5/5/2015 5:46:00 AM)

    lol, this is a very interesting poem, I like it. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 16, 2014


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