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Salt of all

Updated on March 14, 2012

Jimmy Buffett | Margaritaville

Salt shaker
Salt shaker
Salt
Salt

The salt of it all


Salt is white

Salt makes a diet

Some like it regular

I like it lite

But salt I may

Or salt I might

For me to salt,

Is mostly right

Salt is a noun,

An adjective or verb

Some foods without

Will make you frown

An egg without,

Most say no way

Peanuts, popcorn

Pretzels too

Margaritas a must

On metal, it rusts

Table, Lite, or Kosher,

Garlic , rock and Sea salt too,

Some salt is even blue

The Great Salt Lake, Utah
The Great Salt Lake, Utah

Everywhere salt

Salt, salt, everywhere salt

Salt flats, salt lakes,

Salt mines and oceans too

Salt that cures

Salt that kills

Salt on roads,

To help with spills

Salt on wounds

Brings healing soon

Salt, salt, salt

The salt of it all

┬ęCopyright 2012 Dr. Lee W. Outlaw III

Music by Jimmy Buffet

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      no worries on the lack of commentative presence. Life happens, my friend :-)

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Thanks so much PDXKaraokeGuy for your read and kind comment. Sorry I have commented on your work lately; always enjoy it. My real job has sort of gotten in the way. With all that's going on in politics, my newspaper has me pretty busy. I will "be back" to comment though. Thanks again. Lee

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      never read a poem about salt before. Fun read. Spicy!

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Thanks Christy. I always appreciate your kind comments. Got a new one which I think will be pretty funny. Thanks for the votes.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      What a neat idea for a poem Lee. I like the part, "but salt I may or salt I might". I vote up, as well as interesting and awesome. You are awesome too my friend.

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Thanks Audrey, it was mainly done for fun. I appreciate read and the comment. Lee

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Nice write! Cleverly treading the line between heartfelt and cute--I loved that!

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Thanks so much. I appreciate you taking time to read and comment. Lee

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Thanks for stopping by and reading and commenting Susan. "Salt of the matter"...LOL You are too funny. Maybe I will do a poem about "dust" or "dirt" or ......well I have lots of ideas. God bless, Lee

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Thanks Michele. I appreciate your taking time to read and comment and I love Teddy Roosevelt quotes. A very interesting President indeed. God bless, Lee

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      This from the "Sensual Chef" who doesn't use salt...LOL I must have done good. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment and voting UP. Lee

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      very cool salty poem.

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      Susan Joyner-Stumpf 5 years ago

      Well now that we've gotten to the salt of the matter...ashes to ashes, salt to salt

      ...dust thus replaced by salt default lol

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.

      Theodore Roosevelt

      Got it from Brainyact Quotes Lol

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Now I want salt.. LOL.. so cute my friend.

      voted up

      debbie