ALERT! WAS THAT WALLPAPER PASTE I JUST ATE?

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It’s difficult to write poetry when you feel your stomach is full of wallpaper paste, otherwise known as oat bran porridge. Yes, I am trying a new diet regime to lose the  few pounds that I gained in the ‘summer’ [And a  glummer summer I have never know]  My interpretation of the regime involves a significant consumption of virtuous low-fat foods. I may not be that hungry, but my mood reflects my breakfast….dark brown and heavy.

And so I give you…

BE HONEST

How full do you really want to be

of porridge and yoghurt and greens?

Wouldn’t you really rather be

guzzling down ice creams?

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How full  do you really want to be

of  the soups  that make you fart?

Wouldn’t you really rather be

gobbling  down  jam tart?

*

Wouldn’t you really rather be

in a heaven of  chocolate and cheese

than a hell spread out like an endless field

of lettuce and beans and peas?

 

Answers please!

 

 

 

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About rhymebydesign

Mother, grandmother, mainstream poet and short story writer. Started off in life as a teacher, but then moved out of the classroom in to educational administration. Curious about what makes people tick, including my own tickings! I enjoy long walks, thought provoking books, theatre and leading a simple life. I offer a customised poetry writing service for any occasion you might like to mark. Contact me at rhymebydesign@hotmail.com for a quick quote.

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