Strong Bones

Jay Mankita c 2005


I got bones in my fingers, bones in my toes

Bones in my head, well, everybody knows

Bones in my hands, bones in my feet

Keeping' 'em healthy with the food I eat


Give me strong bones, give me healthy bones

Not sticks and stones, but healthy bones….

Give me strong bones, give me healthy bones

Not sticks and stones, but healthy, flexible skeleton bones


Skeleton bones like to run and play

They don't much like sittin’ around all day

Exercisin' in the light of the sun

Skeleton bones gonna have some fun


They can’t help themselves; its not their fault

But skeletons don’t like too much salt

Too much soda or junky food,

Puts your skeleton bones in a frightening mood


Exercise when I work and play

The bones in my skeleton like it that way

They like to run and jump and stretch and move

My skeleton bones like to dance to the groove


Calcium helps your skeleton grow

Milk’s not the only place to get it though

Calcium that your skeleton needs

Is in rutabaga, raisins, and sesame seeds


Broccoli, Bok Choy, Black turtle beans

Butternut Squash and Mustard greens

Fruits and veggies, seeds, beans, and grains

Have Calcium for bones and brains

Jay Mankita Productions 2011