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Live Or Diet

Well,here it is, and here I am,
for dinner a lettuce leaf, and a slice of ham.
If this tiny morsel,on this great big plate,
is supposed to ensure that I lose weight,
then rest assured, it will ensue,
that pounds will drop off, and not just a few,
no, if I stick to this,then let it be known,
that I'm gonna wind up skin and bone.
my body parts will shrivel and waste,
and to top it all,I can't even taste,
such a teeny weeny piece of food,
if I served this to guest , I would be rude.
So I am going to make an increase to,
my slices of ham,yes,that's what I'll do,
a tasty four slices I'll have of ham,
and frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn,
that this may slow my weight loss down,
as it will help to rid me of this frown,
and also I'll add another three,
lettuce leaves 'cos they're good for me,
and then perhaps a tomato or two,
to enhance the flavour,yes this I'll do,
then to top it all,and add mucho taste,
in a sweet chilli dressing, the lot I'll baste,
and then I'll pile it all between two hunks of bread,
because I intend to live before I'm dead!
And if I stick to this, I'll never be known,
as skinny Tom, the human xylophone!

Tom Higgins 10/05/2012

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  1. Date: 5/11/2012 1:35:00 PM
    HAHA! Absolutely loved this. Always, Laura

    Higgins Avatar Tom Higgins
    Date: 5/12/2012 12:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for reading Laura, I am happy that it raised a chuckle in you! Tom
  1. Date: 5/10/2012 12:44:00 PM
    This will have to be poem for New Years Eve. Thank you so much for the laugh.

    Higgins Avatar Tom Higgins
    Date: 5/10/2012 12:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the appreciation Mr Thomas. Tom
  1. Date: 5/10/2012 12:04:00 PM
    Tom, I like it..David

    Higgins Avatar Tom Higgins
    Date: 5/10/2012 12:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for reading my stuff David, I put most of this together while I was driving home from work today.