Tom Higgins

Fatty Bum Bum

How did I end up in this state?
I'm always fighting with my weight,
I'd like to put it down to fate,
but that ain't honest!

I know for sure what I do wrong,
I've known the truth all along,
but I always sing a different song,
and that ain't honest!

I've tried to blame my family,
for passing the fat gene down to me,
and making me a big fat'B',
but that ain't honest.

So now I'm gonna face the fact,
I have to make me a slimming pact,
and with exercise I must react.
Now, that is honest!

Poem Submitted: Monday, March 5, 2012
Poem Edited: Thursday, April 12, 2012

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  • Skyrone ScorpioSkyrone Scorpio (5/2/2014 10:57:00 AM)

    Hi there Tom, you are onto something special here, I know this so I will be looking...Bless. and keep up the great work.

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  • Paul SebastianPaul Sebastian (5/2/2014 3:38:00 AM)

    Hi Tom,
    A beautiful poem on submission. You are honest about your goal and you have told it openly in this poem.
    A good write!

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  • Birgitta Abimbola HeikkaBirgitta Abimbola Heikka (5/1/2014 8:38:00 PM)

    Nice catchy title. Loved your poem of honesty. Very revealing and honest.

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  • Michelle ClausMichelle Claus (5/1/2014 12:31:00 PM)

    Your poem makes us chuckle, and we also empathize.

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  • Katelin TaylorKatelin Taylor (5/1/2014 11:37:00 AM)

    Cute and I like the repeated last line of each stanza. Very nicely done.

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (5/1/2014 9:31:00 AM)

    Wonderfully amusing poem. A light heart will sure take couple of ounces away from my fat! Thank you for sharing.

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  • Connie YostConnie Yost (5/1/2014 7:26:00 AM)

    I wish you the best of luck in your honest efforts and hope to see another poem from you one day soon, which you have named, just Call Me Slim!

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  • Leslie Philibert (5/1/2014 3:20:00 AM)

    Witty write indeed. If you like modern poetry you may enjoy my work, which has recently been published in magazines in the US and Canada

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  • Eva Arc (5/1/2013 9:00:00 PM)

    Really modern and up-to- date

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  • R.j. Wynn (5/1/2013 10:48:00 AM)

    And here I thought I was yhe only one.

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  • Jasbir ChatterjeeJasbir Chatterjee (5/1/2013 3:52:00 AM)

    I like the +ve outlook in this poem...

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  • Jayne DaviesJayne Davies (5/1/2013 1:07:00 AM)

    Great poem! Well done! Feel free to read my poem titled Willpower, I know how hard it is x
    All the best!

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  • Walterrean Salley (5/1/2012 7:39:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem. Beautifully written. Great contents. You can do it. Wish you the best.

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  • Latisha BarkerLatisha Barker (5/1/2012 3:50:00 PM)

    I like this poem and i could relate to what you're talking about. i am trying to do the exercise thing myself, but it is definitely not easy.

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  • Latisha BarkerLatisha Barker (5/1/2012 3:46:00 PM)

    I like this poem, and i could relate to what you're talking about. I'm trying to do the exercise thing myself, but boy, it is not easy and that's honest (smile) .

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  • Ella Kiely (5/1/2012 3:26:00 PM)

    This poem put a smile on my face. You made it funny while you were owning up to what you have done.
    Luv it
    X

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  • Roong S (5/1/2012 9:14:00 AM)

    Wow..I love this one Tom, you've made me laugh! !

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  • Heather WilsonHeather Wilson (4/11/2012 3:05:00 PM)

    Good for you, you owned up as you wrote up, now your going to tone up.

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  • Martin O'NeillMartin O'Neill (3/10/2012 8:37:00 AM)

    I have to admit, I really cheesed off the doctor when in hospital recently. They suspected (Wrongly - Hooray!) something unnecessarily unpleasant.
    Have you lost any weight recently, Mr O'Neill?
    No idea, I never weigh myself.
    Ooh! she said.
    Go to the Phillipines. I said.
    End smile.

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  • Diane HineDiane Hine (3/5/2012 4:25:00 PM)

    Love the title, good luck!

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