Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Bonus Post! and it's a poem, but not written by me

Alas, poor Yorrick, I knew him well,
What he died of is hard to tell.
Something he ate must have caused his demise,
Just what it was may be a surprise

Was it meat or fish, that fatal dish?
Eggs or chicken, milk or cheese?
Sprays on the veg, or bugs in the water?
Salmonella in poultry, diseased cattle at slaughter?

Perhaps it was brown bread, the latest of threats,
He did seem so healthy, we'd best hedge our bets,
The post mortem will tell at the end of the day,
Just what it was that took him away.

Till then perhaps best not to eat or drink
As we could also be on the brink
Of a fate just like his, the unfortunate fellow
And die of a fever, be it black, green or yellow.

They've done the post mortem
'Twasn't food irradiation,
He'd heard all the reports,
And died of starvation!

(another one copied from who-knows-where and saved in the old envelope)

21 comments:

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    1. Terra Hangen; I think more people need to take all these warnings with a grain of salt.

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  2. I can see why you saved it! We don't know anymore what's 'safe' and what's gonna 'kill us.' Life is now panic and alarm.

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    1. S.J.Qualls; I tend to disregard a lot of those warnings, especially if I've been eating something all my life and they suddenly say it's bad for you, well I'm not going to stop.

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    1. Joanne; yes, poor Yorrick, couldn't see through the propaganda and just eat carefully.

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  4. Not a fate which will ever befall my greedy self...

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    1. Elephant's Child; me either. I like to eat, although right now, I'm eating a lot less. Discovered 5 extra kilos have gone on since January, no wonder my pants are tight! And t-shirts that used to hang loose are fitting like gloves :(

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  5. I believe Yoric's meatless skull was being held aloft during this oratory, not much to provide an accurate autopsy assessment
    but great poetry. Beware of the spouse who feeds you mushrooms.

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    1. Vest; there's no spouse here, I have to get my own mushrooms and I go to the supermarket for them.

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  6. Poor fellow amazing how food keeps you alive.
    Merle............

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    1. Merle; isn't it amazing how we can pick stuff growing from the ground or on trees and just eat it? I love food.

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  7. No chance of similar happening to me...I've just eaten a pawpaw and three pears (not a pair of pears...but a trio of pears)!

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    1. Lee; mmm pears, I had a couple of those last week, but the rest of my fruit is apples and bananas. I'm waiting for summer fruits to arrive in the shops, peaches and nectarines, grapes etc. But you can have all the pawpaw.

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    2. It's a fact , If you wish to lose weight, don't eat bananas.

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  8. ... hahha ..... I love it River... good find.....we can't believe everything that we are told.. got to have some common sense.. ... Barb xxx

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    1. Barbara; there's too many these days that don't seem to have the common sense our parents and grandparents had regarding food. They panic over every new announcement.

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  9. That's a beauty! Both my mum and grandpa used to be quick on their feet with funny poems and rhymes.

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  10. Very funny!!! With all the warnings of what might kill us, that seems about right.

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