Treasure Island

Lyn Paul

(17.03.1965)

A Pickled Society


Meat pie, pavlova, blueberry pies
In a glass museum....
Right in front of my eyes
Temptations so hard... to resist
So many foods not on my health check list

So many beings, so troubled by weight
Not really breathing life, step by step awaiting fate
We are such A Pickled Society
A museum of fascination for all to see

So many people are so unkind
They stare they offend, they're so out of line
We must not judge and be so cruel
We are all the same just from different schools

So if you are at loss and struggling with your shape
Don't give up. Just get the measuring tape
There is a way with healthy food and gradual exercise
Positive thinking. And... cut the fries

Obesity is an addiction yet it can be mended
Find a way to balance your life
And try hard to not get offended

Smile at you curves and consider your health
You will get so much more from life and gain great wealth

Give your heart a chance and do take care
Live life to the fullest and ignore the stares


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Lyn Paul May 2014

Submitted: Friday, February 21, 2014
Edited: Saturday, May 03, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

We are A Pickled Society, so judgemental particularly before we have opened the book. I certainly am not picking on those over weight yet I watch how others are judged. I hope I have not offended.

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  • Louis Rams (3/7/2014 9:26:00 AM)

    a great write and words so true, and it hurts me and you.
    but what kind of worls would we have if everyone was skinny? then they'd criticize that too. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (3/7/2014 8:35:00 AM)

    A nice poem with a message on taking care on health to live a hearty and healthy life, Question is how many of us do abide by these disciplines? ..... Thanks.

    You may read my poem Who cares. (Report) Reply

  • Ed Nigma (2/24/2014 11:10:00 PM)

    I agree that unhealthy lifestyles and eating habits are addictions. Obesity is not always within someones control but I do understand the point of the poem and I agree it is a great write and I couldn't have said it better myself. If anyone is overweight and reading this, see it as a sign of encouragement for that is what it is. Thank you for sharing this Lyn.

    Keep Poetry Alive!
    Allan Gerard~ (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (2/24/2014 11:40:00 AM)

    A Beautiful poem with fantastic lines....
    Give your heart a chance and do take care
    Live life to the fullest and ignore the stares...
    Health is wealth...Very true said, We are A pickled society, so judgemental....Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (2/21/2014 10:29:00 AM)

    obesity breeds life diminishing diseases, and you Lyn, through this poem, have drawn our attention to this issue in a positive note. (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (2/21/2014 6:55:00 AM)

    I am very cautious of what I eat...once we put on weight, it is not very difficult to lose it, if we have the determination...very good advice from Lyn Paul...thank you for sharing with out staring, dear Lyn.. (Report) Reply

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