Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,586 Points (25th March 1943)

Oh! To Be Slim - Poem by Ernestine Northover

Why do we spend so much time in the gym,
Why is it that we feel we must keep slim,
On cycling, long hours we spend,
But, go nowhere, in the end,
It's really hard work this trying to stay trim!

We watch the calories as they mount up high,
And cannot seem to control our intake - Why?
We always need a snack,
This slimming, we can't crack,
The effort of trying really makes one cry!

We should be happy with the shape we are,
And just enjoy eating, our chocolate bar,
Magazine diets just make us blue,
So, just what are we to do,
We always seem to feel, well below par!

Perhaps a 'Personal Trainer' would be nice,
He'd have us slim and fit within a trice,
But these thoughts may be just dreams,
And we'll stay, bursting at the seams,
Because this slimming game, comes with a 'weighty' price!

© Ernestine Northover

Comments about Oh! To Be Slim by Ernestine Northover

  • Andrew Blakemore (12/21/2008 2:14:00 PM)

    It is the season of good cheer, so the wobbly bits shall soon be here. Love, Andrew xxx (Report) Reply

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  • (4/16/2006 3:58:00 PM)

    You always seem to be able to put life subjects in such a way, that the reader feels as if you are talking directly to them, Brilliant, God Bless you Ernestine, Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • (4/7/2006 11:24:00 AM)

    Oh Ernestine! I really needed this. I am on a mission myself to lose about thirty pounds or so (not sure what that is in kilos or stones) . I've lost about 12 but -I'M SO SICK OF WEIGHT LOSS STUFF! ! ! ! There, I feel better now.

    Another outstandingly clever and well written piece. Thank you my dear!

    Blessings! - Theresa
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  • (3/22/2006 2:18:00 PM)

    Sharp and witty. Susie. (Report) Reply

  • (1/14/2006 6:37:00 AM)

    a wonderful poem
    with a humor grace style and wit
    yet behind it all for me
    a sadness which you probably
    didn't intend
    especially when I closed in
    on 370 pounds
    but that's what a great poem
    should be
    sending ripples
    into Infinity
    which other souls feel
    deep in their hearts
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  • (1/13/2006 9:17:00 PM)

    A clever and amusing piece containing lots of truth. Ernestine, this is a fine write. It made me laugh and not want to look in the mirror at my overweight body!

    All the best, an old, fat Yank,

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  • (1/13/2006 2:34:00 PM)

    Funny and comforting, Ernestine. (Report) Reply

  • (1/13/2006 2:28:00 PM)

    This made me smile, considering I'm reading instead of exercising right now! True beauty is on the inside, of course, but little black dresses are nice, too! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 13, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008

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