May. 22, 2017

Hey 'Cherry Lovers'

Amid nature’s finest things
That make the taste buds sing,
Are summer-fresh cherries.
Deliciously mouth-watering.

Ruefully, as summer wanes,
Cherries go out of season.
But upon their due return,
I’m cheery for a reason.

The most delightful of fruits—
In my HMO.
Perhaps for they’re exquisiteness,
Or that I love them so.

The cherry, a gift from God,
Spruces the daily diet.
It grows on trees and tastes so good.
The perfect dessert. Try it.
(Revised 2/2018.)

Footnote: a good word in favor of ‘fresh cherries.’ Sweet cherries contain a small amount of quercetin, which is among the most potent in terms of antioxidant activity including a wide range of other health-promoting properties such as fiber, vitamin C, carotenoids, and anthocyanins, each of which, it is said, may help play a role in cancer prevention. National Cherry Day is celebrated on July 16.

© 2017 Walterrean Salley