David Harris

Gold Star - 4,611 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

Bad For Your Health - Poem by David Harris

I looked at some photos
of many years ago.
Boy, did I look young.
They were taken before
the grey hairs and wrinkles set in.

However, it doesn’t seem
all that long ago.
At the time of the photos,
the world wasn’t full of stress.
There wasn’t so many idiots saying
don’t do this as its bad for your health.

The only thing I can see
that is really bad for your health,
is those idiots that keep saying,
don’t do this, don’t do that.
Maybe if they kept their gob shut,
we all might have a stress fee day.

Can anyone remember the old saying
too many crooks spoil the broth?
If you can’t,
I suspect the reason for it
is someone said it is bad for your health.

Now lets make a list
according to the idiots,
down through the year have told us
which is bad for our health.
The problem here is
it would take too long to name them all.

Now let’s make a list
of what is good for you.
It doesn’t matter what you put down.
Some idiot is going to come along next year
and tell you that it is bad for your health.

Now what I really want to know
from these educated idiots.
Have they ever heard the words
malnutrition and starvation?
Because if they haven’t
I suggest they learn them double quick
before we have a world full of skin and bones.

Comments about Bad For Your Health by David Harris

  • (11/3/2007 5:32:00 AM)

    Everything that's good for you one day is bad for you the next indeed. With the one exception of smoking, dammit. Eloquently put D.t x (Report) Reply

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  • (11/2/2007 5:52:00 PM)

    it was kind of bad but u dont have 2 rub it in email me at val0240838@yahoo.com (Report) Reply

  • (11/2/2007 5:52:00 PM)

    Brown Bread and water maybe healthy for thee, but it's has boring as can be...10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 2, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011

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