Thursday, October 24, 2013

“You are what you eat” (Poem)



“You are what you eat”


I’m sitting watching T.V. and all the healthy shows
They’re advertising treadmills and bikes, on and on it goes
I watch those guys do sit ups, push ups they look fab
They’re saying that it helps you it helps produce good abs

I head out to the kitchen to grab a snack or two
There’s not much in the cupboard I wonder what I’ll do
The food supply is getting low I’ll have to get some more
I’d better get in to the car and head off to the store

I grab a cart and start my shopping I grab some chips and pop
Throw in a couple of candy bars now this is the way to shop
A couple of steaks here and there maybe some burgers too
 I’ll grab a tub of ice cream I think that this will do
                                                                                            
I head over to the check-out and as I’m standing there in line
I look at some health magazines just to pass the time
I read a little article of choices that we make
It talks of all the fat we eat and our calorie intake

They talk about the things we buy like candy, pop, and chips
They say it does no good at all as it all goes to our hips
I look down at my shopping cart to see the things I’ve bought
I head back out the check-out to get veggies I forgot
                                          

I grab some grapes and oranges some apples and lots more fruit
Potatoes, carrots, kale and spinach, celery, leek to make a soup
I decide to return my chips and pop as I’m heading down the aisle
I grab my stuff and put it back I won’t need it for a while

I head back to the check-out and I’m smiling as I go
I know that I’ll be eating healthy and I know that it will show
As I’m standing with my cart and I’m waiting there in line
I look down at this person’s cart which is looking really fine

I notice that they have some pop, some candy, chips that’s true
I look down at my own cart ‘cause I don’t know what to do
I head back out the check-out line and go straight back to the chips
A couple of bags, some cans of pop really shouldn’t affect my hips

As I’m going past the veggie section I unload all I got
I thought I took too much anyway I really had a lot
I go back to the check-out where I stand again in line
I’m on my way to a grand old feast everything will be just fine

As I’m standing with my cart in hand I glare at this person’s cart
They have veggies, fruit and healthy stuff my mind is torn apart
I head back out the check-out and I leave my cart behind
I’ve had enough of shopping as I’m going out my mind

I said who cares; I don’t need the stuff as I run right out the store
I find the nearest restaurant eat burgers, fries and pop galore
Ah! This is so much better than shopping any day
I’ll eat until my heart’s content so I don’t fade away

They can keep their diets and healthy stuff to get abs I’m just not keen
Give me another pop and fries and give me a large poutine
I may be fat and beefy and I may not look too good
But at least I enjoy my life once more ‘cause I really enjoy my food
Mmmmmmm     Mmmmmmm

Written by Chris Turner
October 24, 2013


Chris Turner is a residential/commercial
painting contractor in Edmonton Alberta Canada

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