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Rated: E · Poetry · Comedy · #1755814
poem about what we eat
"Heavy and Lite"

There are some large Americans
and yes, some small ones too!
For in the land of plenty stands
some starving with no stew.

Now some will eat the leg of frog
or eel on the run.
Others eat while in a fog
more fast food by the ton.

They also eat the rattlesnake
and clams baked by the sea.
Most will eat a birthday cake
and sing poor harmony.

Some will eat the family pet,
a delicacy of dog
and kitty with a vinaigrette,
that's cat, no "tater" log!

Then some will eat the great hamburg
with greasy curly fries,
still others will just binge and purge
to keep their tiny size.

We've seen and heard them eat it all,
the nuked and baked and fried
and in the mirror on the wall
we've seen ourselves and cried.

Now in the end we have a friend
it's simple exercise,
some treadmill time and deep knee bends
for the scale never lies.

So, always food will find a friend
no matter how we fight
and in the very, scary end
there's heavy and there's lite.


Finch the light

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