Be the Next Queen Esther
Published: Sunday, March 11, 2012
Updated: Sunday, March 11, 2012 20:03
Cookies and candy and are ushered through the door
In cellophane, on platters, or in bags galore
Children and adults from young to old
Seem to forget the message shalach manot really hold
For each ring of the door bell, less space is seen on the table
Up to our noses with chips and soda each family member must label
Every last neighbor, every last friend we must seek
For otherwise our Purim snacks won't even last a week
After the day is through, let the tallying begin
Soda, taffy, candy, chocolate and even a bottle of gin
What is one to do with all this junk?
Toss it? Are you nuts, I am not that kind of punk!
You may wish to eat it, it is true
However here is my challenge to you:
Let his year be of a whole new kind
When shopping for your Purim treats do keep in mind:
Share not with your family and friends like you have in the past
This year give out things that will make their insides last
You love those that you exchange with, do you not?
Then raise their spirits not their triglycerides a lot!
Never would you intentionally hurt them to any degree
Then send them healthy love with your gift, do you not agree?
Instead of cookies, soda, danishes, doughnuts and goo
Let the body enjoy actual nutrients, talk about a v'nahafoch hu!
By exchanging healthy shalach manot your fulfillment of the mitzvah would be two
For this year the Purim salvation depends not only on Queen Esther but also YOU!