Plants Dance

Jay Mankita c 2005


I eat tofu, tomatoes, and tangerines

Pasta, potatoes, and pinto beans

Apples and oranges, onions and oats

Garlic and grapefruit, and green beans and groats

I’m takin’ a chance, and doing a little dance

About healthy foods that come from plants


I drink peppermint tea for passing the time

Lettuce and lentils and lemon and lime

Parsley and pineapples, peppers, and peas

Roots from the ground, and fruits from the trees

I’m takin’ a chance, and doing a little dance

About healthy foods that come from plants


I eat basil and beets, and broccoli is nice

Watermelon, wasabi, and wild rice

Cabbage and cauliflower, carrots and kale

Blueberries and strawberries filling my pail

I’m takin’ a chance, and doing a little dance

About healthy foods that come from plants


I eat spinach and salad and soup and seaweed

My whole grain cereals help me succeed

Sauerkraut, snow peas and sunflower seeds

Healthy foods are all that I need

I’m takin’ a chance, and doing a little dance

About healthy foods that come from plants

Jay Mankita Productions 2011