Tuesday, March 27, 2018

OATMEAL WITH WILLIAM


Wrote this short piece a while ago.  I've switched from eating regular oatmeal to gluten-free rolled oats (see 2/16/18 blog - A Life Changing Diet), but the sentiment of the poem remains the same. 

     OATMEAL WITH WILLIAM 
 
EAT MORE FIBER MY YOUNG DOC’S RULE

GOOD FOR OLD GUTS, CHOLESTEROL TOO.

I BRING BERRIES AND OATMEAL TO THE MORNING TABLE

BUT THE MUSH ISN’T CLOSE TO A NEW YORK BAGEL.

HALFWAY THROUGH THE ORDEAL WILLIAM JUMPS ON MY LAP

AN ABUSED RESCUE KITTY SAFE NOW AND RELAXED.

HE SAVORS THE OATMEAL LEFT IN THE BOWL

LICKS MY FACE IN A THANK YOU AND CURLS INTO A BALL.

APPRECIATIVE PURRING VIBRATES STRAIGHT TO MY HEART

AND AGAIN I’M ENLIGHTENED BY FOUR-LEGGED SMART.

SO I’LL LET THIS OATMEAL THING GROW SOME ON ME

THROW IN GINGER, CINNAMON, A SLICE OF KIWI.

AND AGE LIKE SWEET WILLIAM, A GRATEFUL OLD SOUL

CURLED IN A BALL WITH LOW CHOLESTEROL.

William
 

Best Wishes from This Old Girl. 


Link to articles for aging in good spirits 
 
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