Tuesday, June 12, 2012

CCCXIII - Hail to Thee, Froot Loop!

Somewhere, in a parallel universe, someone could be giving a talk
on the often overlooked health benefits of Froot Loops.

They could end the talk with a small recited poem. 
I have a possible contender here...

Hail to Thee, Froot Loop!

In the discourse on healthy lifestyles,
Froot Loops have been poorly viewed;
Panned dieticians and other do-gooders
Who express, in words far too crude,
But, paraphrasing for this sage occasion,
If you eat them, your future’s screwed.

Well, I say, a pox upon that blinkered view!
Froot Loops are bright!  Froot Loops are sunny!
They have more iron than a piece of steak,
And less sugar than a cup of honey!
As everyone struggles with the drudge of day,
It can’t but help to have a food that’s funny!

© 2012   J Cosmo Newbery

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  1. They look and sound delish to me! x

  2. Great poem dear J Cosmo, you certainly have a way with words.
    Froot Loops are colourful but do they really have any health benefits?
    xoxoxo ♡

  3. Love seeing the humble Froot Loop as a subject of a poem. Who'd have thunk! They definitely are colorful though and more interesting to write about or look at than All Bran! Smile.

  4. synchronicity! i just had a bowl full of fruit loops for dinner last night.
    fruit loops make me childishly happy.

    funny story: there's a restaurant in florida we always eat at when we're vacationing at the beach called Bayou Joe's. Bayou Joe's is appropriately built on a dock over a .... bayou. On warm nights they open all the sliding glass doors and encourage patrons to feed the HUMONGOUS catfish that are greedily waiting. My kids love this. The owner came over to our table one night to give my youngest a few more scraps of bread to toss to the fish. He told us that the catfish LOVE fruit loops ..... except for the blue ones. The fish refuse to eat blue fruit loops. Hmmmm ....


  5. Fruit Loops are called 'Frooples' in this household. Temporarily (I hope temporarily) my partner has been instructed to eschew fibre, drink less water and eat more salt. Fast foods and frooples fit the bill.

  6. Hannah: Thank you!

    Dianne: Absolutely. I would post my talk but it's not in rhyme.

    Mary: I don't think it would be wise for me to write about All Bran.

    RDG: Snap! Oh, that's the other cereal, isn't it? Perhaps the catfish think the blue ones are blue-ringed octopus eggs. The aren't any blue ones in then new-age Froot Loops in Australia.

    Elephant;s Child: Every cloud has a silver lining!

  7. I wonder what my life would have been like if I hadn't eaten the Fruit Loops? Hmmmmm.... ;)

  8. Talon: That question is far too deep to deal with here!

  9. I think the froots are making you loopy ....


  10. RDG: Only the vine fruits.


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