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Below is the poem entitled Gluttony which was written by poet Joyce Johnson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Thanksgiving meal has come,
A big feast for the tum,
But not so good for the waist. 

Each eager guest hovers,
Hungry, turkey lovers
Cannot wait for that first taste.

Each child and each duffer,
Tomorrow will suffer
That to the table they raced.

Some folks lose their reason
In holiday season.
They pig out until disgraced.

For Dr. Mehta's contest

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  1. Date: 12/18/2013 9:21:00 PM
    Congratulations Joyce! Really entertaining!!

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 9:50:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!!Sara

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 3:33:00 PM
    A great result for this ' feastive' piece Joyce enjoyed reading and all congrats, Joe..)

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 8:28:00 AM
    Congratulations Joyce xx

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 8:20:00 AM
    I can relate, congrats.

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 3:48:00 AM
    Joyce, you got a great sense of humor.loved this poem.Congratulations.(: ) Jenish.

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 7:54:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Happy Holidays. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 7:44:00 PM
    Thanks for your interesting poem and congratulations on the win, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 5:18:00 PM
    Joyce, I love your entry for his contest. Probably my favorite of all the ones I've seen. You made the rhyming seem so natural and not forced. It sure is a day of gluttony. the first day in a long time that I have gone over my calorie count!!

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 12:49:00 PM
    This is a wonderful piece, Joyce. Well-written, unique rhyme and as clear as a whistle! Nice warning too, Beware Food! JM

  1. Date: 11/29/2013 11:03:00 PM
    An awesome write and deeply inspirational. I can't wait to celebrate my birthday on d 1st of dec. Love and big hugs, Based On Belief

  1. Date: 11/28/2013 8:51:00 AM
    Thanks for the entry, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/28/2013 8:46:00 AM
    Reads like a winner to me..I hope that this will be a blessed day with your food enjoyed tasting just great, leaving no excess calories upon the waist..I am glad that I chose this one to read today and I will take the message to heart and eat less so that I will not be a glutton..Sara

  1. Date: 11/28/2013 7:46:00 AM
    Great Poem Joyce I guess we are all glad that this comes only once a year! Hope you do well in the contest and Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 11:08:00 PM
    think of the labor of all those mothers who just wont be out done.