Food For Thought

“You are what you eat, you know,” you may have heard it said;
So what form of nutrition, is better to be fed?

Eat some sweets to help you have, a pleasant countenance;
A slice of homemade humble pie, to curb your arrogance.

Take any hurtful comments, with a grain of salt;
To err is only human; do not lay blame or fault.

Keep your ear out of the grapevine, spreading things that you don’t know;
It keeps your foot out of your mouth, and you from eating crow.

Don't upset the apple cart, giving people fits,
You may have to eat your words, and end up in the pits.

To keep from going nuts, or bananas on bad days,
Look on the sunny side, use lemons for lemonade.

Never drink the wine, made from the grapes of wrath;
Instead swallow your pride; stay on the narrow path.

Eat the spiritual fruits, of joy and peace and love,
And the fruits of all your labor, will bring blessings from above.

Copyright © 2020 Brandon Ellrich
Plate of fruit
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Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

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