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Dom Mart
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Swedes eat delectable pancakes.
The French bake delectable bread.
Germans eat sausage for breakfast.
The Irish eat oatmeal instead.
On some islands, the abundant plantain
Is staple, and natives there fry it.
The Japanese and Koreans may
Omit milk and cheese from their diet;
And everyone knows the accounts
Of people that live here and there,
Who survive on boiledgrasshoppers
Or feast on intestines of bear.
So what's the right cuisine for us,
Whether we're civilized or un,
Is just what we've gotten used to,
Whatever we've fattened upon.
The principle applies universally:
When it comes to the right way to live,
What's good or bad for for you or me
Appears to be relative.


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Severn
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1 posted 12-18-1999 06:59 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Interesting thoughts here!
(Does chocolate count...?!)
Nan
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..'tis so true... and the theory extends far beyond our dining habits... Interesting work, DM....
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Dom,
Tis also said
You are what you eat
To this end
Some shy from meat

And while others have
Largess of butt
Without my shell
I'm still a nut

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4 posted 12-18-1999 11:54 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Dom Mart -

This is pure Crusin' Cuisine !

And all things being relative ...
I like it!
~*Marge*~


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Another great one, Dom!  

 Denise


 
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