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(23 9 1940 / Haverhill Suffolk England)

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Getting Fat

I'm livin' on my own now.

Thus - I gobble like a gannet
and dribble like a drunk,
the art of table manners
has now become defunct.

I feed in food ferociously
and drink my juice sporadically,
this treatment is methodical
so my body's growing fat.

The mirror wasn't lying
when it called me roly-poly,
it said 'you're being greedy,
you should think about the hungry

who are starving way in Africa-'
I know that very hell.
Now I'll have to start a diet
that will ease my guilt as well.

Submitted: Friday, June 28, 2013
Edited: Friday, June 28, 2013


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  • Khairul Ahsan (9/24/2013 3:38:00 AM)

    Getting fat, because of living on your own or 'gobbling like a gannet?
    'Now I'll have to start a diet
    that will ease my guilt as well.'
    Do it soon Sally, and let us have another poem on the result!

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  • Joseph Anderson (7/30/2013 1:53:00 PM)

    A great little fun poem and a great attitude about your condition. A direct, down to earth
    write. I can't gain a pound. tell me how.. A joy to read

  • Valerie Dohren (7/21/2013 8:25:00 AM)

    Hmmm, me too Sally. Need to curb my appetite, but it is so hard. Perhaps we should go on a joint diet. Love the poem, good fun.

  • Unwritten Soul (7/18/2013 9:37:00 PM)

    This poem walking lines with fun imagination, and at the end you unleashed your wisdom in your heart...fat maybe thicken our skin but it cant reduce our heart feeling inside! _Soul

  • Ken E Hall (7/3/2013 8:24:00 AM)

    You go for it Sally a tisket a tasket fill your little basket...very funny getting fat thnx for the smiles, may I suggest dancing in the dark! regards

  • Allen Steble (6/28/2013 11:19:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed this poem very satirical in style' thnx for sharing.

  • Kevin Halls (6/28/2013 2:02:00 PM)

    Smashing poem Sally.And there's me thinking you were a slim svelte super model!

  • Paul Brookes (6/28/2013 3:47:00 AM)

    I know this too well I gave up smoking and living alone at the same time not good. Made laugh, but had a serious side too Great poem 10/10 BB =: OD

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