INMATES BREAD AND OFFICERS BREAD
Appearing rather ironic
Is the effort, health-wise chronic…
To find whole-grain good
Which in old times would,
Be considered cross-class histrionics.
Early in State Hospital lore,
The funds for management were poor…
They lived on farm land
Growing on hand,
Whatever foodstuffs would endure.
Primarily oats and grains
For patients and animals remained…
Hardy and rough
Their bread was the stuff
Fortifying from the hard work gained.
Officers’ bread, meanwhile,
Was better in cultural style…
Ground and bleached flour
With real yeast, not sour
Dough, made their families smile.
These days, the formula’s reversed,
White sponge bread the masses are cursed….
But stone-ground whole grain
Is a treat worth paying
Extra for those so versed!