Thursday, April 18, 2013

Italian Food By Shel Silverstein

Oh, how I love Italian food.
I eat it all the time,
Not just 'cause how good it tastes
But 'cause how good it rhymes.
Minestrone, cannelloni,
Macaroni, rigatoni,
Spaghettini, scallopini,
Escarole, braciole,
Insalata, cremolata, manicotti,
Marinara, carbonara,
Shrimp francese, Bolognese,
Ravioli, mostaccioli,
Mozzarella, tagliatelle,
Fried zucchini, rollatini,
Fettuccine, green linguine,
Tortellini, Tetrazzini,
Oops—I think I split my jeani.

Jacket art, illustration and text © 2011 Evil Eye, LLC

Saturday, April 6, 2013

On Childhood Obesity: Nutritious Food Is Vital

A monster you can see and feel,
I will make you kneel.
I grow and I grow
And nothing you do can immediately stop me.
Healthy bodies I can attack
And unhealthy I can make worse;
I am what you call "overweight",
I am obesity's curse.
I ruin your looks,
I ruin your life;
Illnesses you haven't heard of-
I bring them and create a strife.
Diabetes I am a cause of
And early heart problems;
High cholesterol you may have heard of-
Yes; that, too, I bring about.
Asphyxiation, hypertension-
Now do you see a premonition?
So, eat right
A balanced diet
And you can feel light
With a whole lot of might.
But if you don't,
You know what you can do-
Kids, kids!
Roll your way to childhood obesity