New Year Poems
If you eat Hoppin John on New Years Day,
its a sure thing good luck will come your way.
At least down south, thats what they say.
In a bowl or on a plate, Hoppin John looks nice.
Those field peas, bacon, and onions go well with rice.
Serve it with green leafy vegetables that are supposed to resemble money.
Putting a coin under each bowl looks like something funny.
Doing so is a harbinger of prosperity.
Yellow corn bread is symbolic of gold.
That is also to bring wealth, so I am told.
The next day, Hoppin John becomes Skippin Jenny.
That is what to eat if you are pinching the penny.
Further wealth results from frugality.