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Food Inglorious Food

Be it known as convenience food, junk food or munchies; whether spicy, melt-in-your-mouth soft, or crunchy, food, inglorious food, seduces with ease and ensnares with the emptiest of calories. Disguised as a comfort food comes macaroni with creamy Alfredo and kin, Fettucini, To not be outdone, spaghetti entices with large fattening meatballs and sauce rich in spices. “Deep fried” knows our weakness for fat, which gives pleasure and saturates fast foods, it seems, in great measure: KFC (finger-licking), batter-fried fishes and chicken fried steaks -high cholesterol dishes. Even fruits will attack with enjoyment unhealthy as tarts, pies or pastries. That apple is stealthy! Veggies can also be treacherous things in guise of corn fritters and gold onion rings. Too much of a good thing is pizza (so cunning, so meaty, so cheesy), which no one is shunning. The taco, burrito, and big burger too in great numbers descend on us. What can we do? Those delectable luscious desserts that we eat have only to sit there; we cannot retreat! Candies and chocolate, our decadent sin, sweetly defeat us. We simply give in. Ice cream, a smooth foe, knows when we are blue. On a cone or a spoon, it drips, waiting for you. As a milkshake, a frosty, a sundae or float, or between split bananas, it sure floats MY boat! Buttered popcorn is one salty foe, and we love it! The hot dog implores in our mouths that we shove it. Baked bread, so alluring, entraps with its scent, which wafts through the air as if heaven sent! The standards of junk food -America’s pride - crisp bacon and nachos, chips and foods fried, invade our malls’ food courts and lurk high and low. Their smells overwhelm us wherever we go! We might try but we can’t make our junk food desist. for only the health nuts can dare to resist. In the war with inglorious food I adore, I say, Bring it on! Here’s my plate; I want more. For the The Synathroesmic Cat Contest Poetry contest of Suzanne Delaney *So now you can all know why I try to get to the gym a lot. hahaha

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  1. Date: 5/15/2013 2:43:00 PM
    Knew it was a winner..Congrats..Way to go..Sara

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 11:38:00 AM
    CONGRATULATIONS IN THE Synathroesmic Cat Contest. Have yourself a nice day ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 9:34:00 PM

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 1:53:00 PM
    I knew your poem would place. I loved it the first time I read it. Congratulations. Connie

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 9:41:00 AM
    This is really a tantalizing description of America's no. 1 enemy. Fast Food. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 8:36:00 AM
    love it, now I'm hungry, but I won't be enticed, its a blackberry/banana protein shake for me. Congrats on your win Andrea

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 12:34:00 AM
    Andrea, you out did yourself here. The imagery is outstanding. I bow to your greatness. J

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 9:00:00 PM
    Andrea, Congratulations, in "The Synathroesmic Cat Contest." take care*LINDA

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 7:22:00 PM
    I was so hungry when I got done reading this was a trip to the fridge I had to make LOL Congratulations. Thank you for your wonderful poem in my Synothroesmic Cat Contest. Best wishes, SuZ

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 7:18:00 PM
    Wow Andrea, why is it that only unhealthy stuff tempts. your poem is truly a treat. Congratulations!!!!

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 2:01:00 AM
    Oh my! My saliva drips while reading this marvelous write of yours my dear friend! Hope, I can still stay on diet ;))))). Thank you so much for sharing this outstanding write of yours and wishing you all the best and luck with my big sweet hugs my dearest friend! love always, Leonora

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 9:22:00 AM
    A very clever poem Andrea. But after reading this deliciously delectable poem, I swear it has put inches on my hips. Lol. Good luck in the contest. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 7:25:00 PM
    Impressive... Best wishes~A.O

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 7:25:00 AM
    PS...will work mine off cutting a rick of wood instead of the gym....not one within a hundred miles of me....

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 7:24:00 AM
    I confess....I give in to them eating a cherry cheese danish with coffee now!!!! You wrote this know me.....

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 5:40:00 PM
    Oh my gosh, Andrea, I want them all. You mentioned them and I want them. Wish we don't have to worry about calories :) You made them sound sooo gooooood!!

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 2:46:00 PM
    I'm glad you enjoyed my comment. As far as your suggestion. You wrote the poem already. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 9:29:00 AM
    what a lovely write sweetest sista Andrea <3 enjoyed so very much <3 luv and hugs <3

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 7:07:00 PM
    Thanks for reading my verses. [yike you made me hungry!] Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 3:57:00 PM
    What am I supposed to eat? The title reminds me of one of the songs from the Broadway musical "Oliver".