A poem to twenty pounds

Twenty pounds of this and that

Clinging to me as body fat

For fifteen years you’ve hung around

For fifteen years I haven’t found

A way to make you disappear

You like me too much, that’s pretty clear

Shall we just get one thing straight?

Before we share another plate?

You came without a proper invite

Stayed far too long and made everything too tight

That’s just bad manners, in very poor taste

No pun intended, just look at my waist

You’ve loitered and lingered wherever you’ve wanted

Your penchant for persistence is annoyingly undaunted

With Slimfast shakes and Special K

I’ve tried to make you go away

But you insist I completely forsake

Chips and cheese and chocolate cake

Who said you could make all the laws?

On what can and cannot pass through my jaws?

You’ll make no friends behaving like that

No one will like you, you’ll be lonely fat

Might I offer a bit of advice?

A word or two on how to be nice?

Have a little self respect

Do not remain an unwanted guest

For pity’s sake, get a clue

I am just not that into you


Author: Susan

This post has 6 Comments

  1. Nicole on January 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Oh so Amen!

  2. Susan Meissner on January 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Nicole,your Amen comforts me! I shall celebrate with chocolate. . .

  3. Mocha with Linda on January 15, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    I love it. And ditto!

  4. Lysa TerKeurst on January 16, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Love that poem! I am writing a book on this topic right now.

    I've been known to sing some sad songs to my fat hoping it would up and leave as well.

    Precious post.

  5. Susan Meissner on January 16, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Thanks for the vote of solidarity, Lysa. When that books comes out, holler loud . . . 🙂

  6. Faith Imagined on January 19, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Love this!!! I am trying to lose the last 15 pounds from my pregnancy! It is so hard!!!

    -Alisa Hope

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