Tuesday, December 29, 2009

January Diet Poem

Author: Unknown

It was the month after Christmas and all through the house

nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.

The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste,

at the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales there arose such a number!

When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).

I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared;

The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,

the cider and cheese balls, the bread and the cheese

and the way I'd never said, "No Thank you, please."

As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt

and prepared once again to do battle with dirt.

I said to myself, as I only can

"you can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"

So---away with the last of the sour cream dip,

get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip

every last bit of food that I like must be banished

till all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won't have a cookie----not even a lick.

I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.

I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread or pie,

I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I'm hungry, I'm lonesome and life is a bore,

but isn't that what January is for?

Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.

Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

I actually did not too bad this Christmas, for a change. I've been flapping like a bird too... you know what I mean.... lolol