I bet you didn't know it was World Milk Day on the 1st June? No neither did I. It is an annual celebration of the white stuff and to highlight the important role played by the dairy industry.
I remember when we had milk delivered to the doorstep in glass pint bottles and the excitement of pressing down and unsealing that fresh pint. Where did the creamy top of the milk have to go?.......On your cornflakes with a good sprinkle of sugar, just heavenly. There would be a fight for it in every household. Funny though there was never a fight to pay the milkman at the end of the week. You still can't beat a glass of milk and a biscuit of some kind, well go on then maybe two or three. If you're feeling healthy you can make a smoothie with loads of fruit. So many possibilities it deserves to have it's own day.
To celebrate World Milk day I wrote a verse, hope you enjoy it........
I love it on my cereal
I love it in my tea
I get narky when it's all run out
Who's going to the shop to get some more, guess that will be me.
It takes up half the supermarket
Red top, yellow top, green top, blue
From cows and goats and soya beans
and nuts and no lactose too
The skimmed is one to get used to
as it resembles something quite thin
There's not enough fat in there
too much and it ends up being a syn
B.O.B is what we have in our fridge
Best of both is what it means
A little bit of the thicker stuff
but some thin stuff to make me lean
We also have the milk from goats
as one of us cannot tolerate the cow's
It makes one sneezy and wheezy
more trouble than anyone allows
So it is something that is a lot like people
different shapes, sizes and some soft like silk
Some of us like it, some of us don't
It's that everyday foodstuff, that thing we call MILK
Thanks for reading and I return tomorrow with Free from Friday.
Take care for now.........
A Verse for Thursday....
is a chance for me to share some of my poems I have written and also my favourite poems from other writers, hope you enjoy them.