Eyeing my Neighbor’s Sandwich in the School Cafeteria

Eyeing my Neighbor’s Sandwich in the School Cafeteria

Since they garnisheed Dad’s wages, we’ve been bleary-eyed and passive.
The influence on our diet, in short, has been most massive.
Sister has a headache and mother’s getting thin.
My football playing brother has no energy to win.
His lack of skill’s been vindicated by the fact that he
was relegated to a diet riboflavin-free.
For since Dad has no wages, there’s no money to buy bread,
so dandelion greens are what we’re grazing on instead.
Since vitamin g is what we have been missing in our diet,
if you don’t like that sandwich, do you think that I could try it?

I know. A really bad poem, but hope I am “vindicated” when you view what the prompt words were: Prompt words for today were bleary, passive, win, vitamin g, vindicated and garnishment.Illustration thanks to Chic Young.


Vitamin G isn’t a term you’ll hear very much anymore. It’s actually an outdated name for riboflavin (also known as lactoflavin and vitamin B2), a micronutrient found in bread and pasta. Riboflavin is an easily absorbed micronutrient that plays a key role in maintaining health in humans and animals. It is required for a wide variety of cellular processes and is very important in getting energy from the foods we eat. Studies have shown that riboflavin may play a role in the prevention and/or treatment of iron-deficiency anemia, carpal tunnel syndrome, cataracts, migraines and rosacea (a skin disease). And recent research has found that riboflavin is one of three vitamins involved in the regulation of circadian (daily) rhythms, because it helps to activate some light-sensitive cells in the retina of the eye and synchronize our daily biological rhythms with the light.

11 thoughts on “Eyeing my Neighbor’s Sandwich in the School Cafeteria

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Ha. Absolutely. We didn’t have a school lunch program. We all went home for lunch in my little town. And my dad was his own employer so his wages couldn’t be garnisheed—plus he was a wheat farmer, so we had no lack of bread on the table. Or meat either as he also raised black Angus cattle. The prompts made me do it!!!!!!

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  1. Ron.

    A very tasty(?) work, and I’m always very impressed any time anyone crams that many prompts into a single work and it still comes out as well-constructed and readable as this. Salute!


  2. Glenda

    I love when you not only entertain but also teach me something. The feeling that comes from learning still excites, and if/when I forget it, so what? I just forget I forgot, and wait for your next next tidbit to delight, so thanks a lot!



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