Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 17,328 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Without Chocolate [rev] - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

I ate everything healthy today - fruit and vegetables &
a boiled egg, but sans chocolate; tried to make up for
its lack by eating sweet jelly - but it can't compensate,
without chocolate life's not worthwhile as nothing else
comes close to satisfactory, not ice-cream, cookies or
cake - nothing fills my heart and head like chocolate

Exorcising chocolate to lose weight's counterproductive,
I eat more to make up for it, but raw carrots and apples
do nothing; without chocolate, my spirit sinks into torpor
and lassitude - and though the world's beautiful after a
shower of rain, when clouds disappear & a golden sun
shines everything into a green fairyland - and I feel

Joyous & energised - its without chocolate & merely a
short-lived victory; so with tonight's no-chocolate-delight
I can't sleep; a state of affairs for addressing tomorrow,
nothing else can keep my inner gyroscope steady within
transparent glory, nothing else can take me to one of the
better alternate universes - & how did life come to this -

How did I forsake my love for the wonder of chocolate, it's
pure masochism - a deprivation resembling death: my idea
of heaven is having a hot chocolate fondue - and here I am,
without the prerequisite for spiritual survival - this is no life,
this is a descent into grey where thoughts cannot soar….

Topic(s) of this poem: chocolate, depression, joy

Comments about Without Chocolate [rev] by Margaret Alice Second

  • Chuy Amante (11/26/2016 7:00:00 PM)

    yuuuuum, just have a tiny bit each day! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 26, 2016

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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