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Just three hours, to the dot,
From when my breakfast ends,
Some hunger pangs begin
And their intensity ascends.

It doesn’t matter what I eat,
Though I have my routine;
My body runs like clockwork
Or a well-maintained machine.

Assuaging all that grumbling
Doesn’t take a three-course meal;
A little snack is quite enough
To set an even keel.

Three hours hence, it starts again
And so I nosh or graze.
A token nibble shows who’s boss;
My stomach then obeys.

I’m fortunate my hunger pangs
Are never that severe,
For after several morsels
They just seem to disappear.

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  1. Date: 6/17/2013 12:35:00 PM
    Somedays the clock is right on time and hunger rings the bell. Other times it seems that things are just going to hell. With no time, even to take a breath. You don't realize your hungry till your darn near starving to death. Please forgive the bluntness, it's just how it came out. A rhyme sometime dictates the verse to say what it's about.

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 6:18:00 PM
    This is great Ilene. It put a smile on my face and laughter in my breath. I praise you on your excellent rhymes. I love reading them but I hate writing them. They give me headaches- too much thinking. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 1:16:00 PM
    Ilene, some people will say it's a blessing when it goes like clockwork. No nasty surprises ;) I enjoyed this. Thank you for always dropping by on my side of the world ;) enjoy the weekend ahead!

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 11:26:00 AM
    Yes, there seems to be a lot of that going around.... lol...I really enjoyed this one.... Jake

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 11:09:00 AM
    oh still laughing, this is so good love it ilene xx