A Healthy Rhyme

Note: I am moving this to the end of Monday’s article because today’s book review, Paper Love, needs to be the main attraction for National Holocaust Memorial Day. Thanx, ellensue


Since Eating a Rainbow of Foods was the first strategy in the article I posted Sunday, I thought you might enjoy a rhyme I wrote for Thanksgiving.

The foods I list would probably fit nicely into this rainbow category:

The Rainbow Effect

Fronds of fennel
Stalks of leek,
Juice of onion—
taste we seek!

Hearts of Palm
Leaves of kale
Flesh of apple—
Savory we regale!

Sweetness of berries
The pucker from limes
and even tart cherries
are perfect for rhymes!

Fresh fruits & veggies:
A daily treat
will keep you healthier
the more you eat.

Avoid fried foods
and those in a can.
pick from the earth—
A whole foods plan.

Beans & greens
from the garden deep
Eat from the rainbow
and health you will reap!

7 Responses to “A Healthy Rhyme”

  1. Mary-Lou Meyers Says:

    I love the rhyme and the thought behind it, knowing how each of us in our own way seeks to contribute
    our wisdom garnered from the years and the tears we shed when we didn’t take care of ourselves.
    Rainbows are truly are road to happiness, away from stress especially when it shows how well
    we take of ourselves and those we love.

  2. Paula Says:

    Great rhyme!

  3. ellen sue spicer Says:

    I will add it to my rhyming memoir! Thanx, ell ensue

  4. ellen sue spicer Says:

    Mmm, had not thought about rainbows being our road to happiness. Thanx for the idea! ell ensue

  5. Alice firgau Says:

    I enjoyed your health rhyme.

  6. ellen sue spicer Says:

    Thanx! Are you coming to Cabin Fever on Feb 7th @ the Alumnae Office? ellensue

  7. Rosie Says:

    Love it!

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