Ted Sheridan


A Family Of Fat Cats (Obesity In American) - Poem by Ted Sheridan

There is an extremely fat man
who lives in a gargantuan size house
with his attractive but butterball wife
and their two and one third kids
all of whom have flunked P.E.
while dad, mom and offspring
continue to feed on a plethora
of morbidly obese things to eat
And every now and then
they'll remember to toss
their two pudgy dogs
who are always laying at their feet
an occasional scrap of fatty meat
Their lone old cat sits and stares
with an extreme sense of satisfaction
displayed fully as it is showing on his face.....
It is he who still has
more than the one life left to live......


Comments about A Family Of Fat Cats (Obesity In American) by Ted Sheridan

  • (9/7/2019 11:19:00 AM)

    This is foolishness this say nothing about obesity. i need to hear a poem on obesity like now not later this is crap! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (2/13/2009 6:42:00 PM)

    I can picture it all so clearly. Even thoe the real cat doesn't know it he is the strongest of them all. nicely said (Report)Reply

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  • (2/8/2009 11:26:00 PM)

    ted...............what a superb narration...............wonderful... (Report)Reply

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  • (11/12/2008 3:14:00 AM)

    A great tale of the obesity plague very original and funny- pity the extremely fat people don't see there is no extremely fat old people they are only fodder for the grass the fat cat likes to lay on- will return to read more,
    regards
    Ken e Hall
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  • (6/27/2008 9:33:00 PM)

    very true.
    great write.
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  • (5/25/2008 9:57:00 PM)

    This poem kept making me think of a family of parade floats slowly having more and more hot air pumped into them while the crowd gawked in disgust. Sadly, however, the cat seems to make up the crowd in America these days. Very well written and funny, Ted (Report)Reply

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  • (4/25/2008 11:01:00 PM)

    They're pretty smart critters cats, come to think on it I've never seen one heading for a Muck Donald's, or any other junk food venue... (Report)Reply

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  • (10/1/2007 10:44:00 AM)

    'and their two and one third kids' << What the...? This line was great! (Report)Reply

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  • (7/5/2007 3:10:00 PM)

    Somewhere out there a poem is floating about...
    about a lady in her finery,
    sitting in the churchhouse..
    and a louse...
    is crawling up
    the ribbon of her hat.....

    And the poet (Burnes? Maybe? ?) said, 'if He had only gie us the gift to see ourselves as others see us....

    I have to agree with MM/JC here! If we could only see ourselves...from the rear! !
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  • (5/23/2007 10:37:00 AM)

    good stuff ted. 'butterball'! ! ! - i may find myself stealing that word! (Report)Reply

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  • (3/18/2007 7:08:00 PM)

    I took care of this problem
    the cat out living the wife n me
    made her as fat as us(a good 15 pounds)
    and I threw her off the roof 8 times
    so she’d catch up to us on that 9 lives table

    funny read liked
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  • (2/24/2007 10:40:00 AM)

    Okay Teddy Boy, this is ONE for the book! (Report)Reply

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  • Melanie Emiko (2/13/2007 2:59:00 AM)

    Hehe...a delight to read...a funny ending... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, January 14, 2011


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