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Sunday Morning Poet:  Ian Henery Don't reach for the breakfast cereal until you've read today's poem...

Sunday Morning Poet: Ian Henery

Don't reach for the breakfast cereal until you've read today's poem...

by Jay Lewis, Reviews Editor
first published: March, 2024

approximate reading time: minutes

Life is the union of love and food
Love healthy eating, love yourself.

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We hope you read this week's Sunday Morning Poet before reaching for whatever breakfast cereal you tend to start the day with.   That's all we'll say about it at this stage! 

It's a joy to welcome Ian Henery,  presenter on Black Country Xtra, he also runs poetry workshops for people with addiction issues for Recovery Near You and the Wolverhampton Substance Misuse Service, including survivors of domestic abuse and women seeking to exit the sex industry in Walsall.  He was also Mayor of Walsall`s Poet Laureate for 4 years and performs with poetry collective Poets Against Racism.  We will also be talking to him very soon about his involvement with The Birmingham Black Box theatrical performance hub. 

And, before we hand over the Ian, her will also be at the Apple Venus tonight for an evening of poetry, spoken word, acoustic music, and poetronica at the Melbourne In Lichfield


Oats, bananas, blueberries and flaxseed;
Broccoli, spinach, mango, ginger and lime:
Fruit and veg smoothies, everything you need
Blended with apple juice in record time
Come on, you know, healthier than cola
So eat well – and move over granola.

Jackfruit crumpets, sweet chilli, fresh rocket;
Leaf salads, spiced black beans, vegan mayo.
Bit on the side to suit any pocket,
Tasty plates – sala and avocado
Seen on TikTok and cooked in canola
So eat well, and move over, granola.

Crowd pleasers, cucumber slices and dips,
Guacamole oozes from quesadillas.
Hand battered halloumi and chunky chips,
Olives and mushrooms in corn tortillas.
Step right up, all of you rock and rollers
So eat well – and move over granola.

Life is the union of love and food;
Love healthy eating, love yourself.
We are what we eat, it affects our moods,
It’s true what they say – heath is wealth
We mustn’t leave it to fate’s  tombola
So eat well – and move over, granola

© Ian Henery, 2022

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Jay Lewis
Reviews Editor

Jay Lewis is a Birmingham based poet. He's also a music, movie and arts obsessive. Jay's encyclopedic knowledge of 80s/90s Arts films is a debt to his embedded status in the Triangle Arts Centre trenches back then.

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