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Trying to diet - a poem

Written by Ryman Healthcare
on April 24, 2020

Lovely roast ‘taties in gravy so brown
Roast beef and green peas –feel them slide down
Pineapple, ice cream, trifle, pavlova
Dream of them savour them over and over

Dumplings and doughnuts, lamingtons iced
Fudge cake and cheese cake or three fruits all diced
Bananas and kiwifruit, jellies and custard
Hotdogs and corn beef or ham daubed with mustard

Chippies and peanuts a pate of goose
Cream horns and fairy cakes, chocolate mousse
Baked Alaska, fruit salad and a gateau supreme
The table is groaning, a gastronomical dream

Cheeses, salami, turkey and pheasant
Oysters and mussels, other sea foods so pleasant
Steak, lamb or venison with caviar fine
Wash them all down with your favourite wine

Steam pudding all fruity with rich chocolate sauce
Your taste buds are ecstatic for course after course
The range is so tasty the varieties many
You can chew on some celery –‘cause you can’t have any.

Ron Taylor
Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village
April 2020


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Ryman was founded in 1984 and has become one of New Zealand’s largest listed companies. The company owns and operates 45 retirement villages in New Zealand and Australia which are home to more than 13,200 residents and the company employs 6,700 team members.

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