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Maybe Because I'm Skinny Now

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Maybe Because I'm Skinny Now

Sure feel the cold a whole lot more Since losing a bunch of pounds Never considered there'd be side effects And there's surely others I've found Actually need a whole new wardrobe Costly to lose so much weight One good thing I can fit my old clothes I wore on my very first date Another thing is I can ask for a booth At my favourite eatery again Instead of sitting conspicuously at a table Embarrassing me and my friends Even can be seen in my Speedo once more Showing off my skinny physique Haven't done that for a very long while It's been almost fifty-two weeks For those of you thinking of maybe a diet Be aware of the side effects But all in all you'll feel real fantastic And regain your self respect © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 6/15/2013 6:40:00 PM
    HEY JACK! Remember writing this? Judy, Judy, Judy! I'm here, I'm here!!! No muscles and messy hair! LOL Good poem but don't change a thing!...

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 2:47:00 PM
    oh and great poem. How did you do it, btw? all my silly husband had to do was to quit guzzling Big Gulps. GEEEZ If it were only that easy for mE

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 2:46:00 PM
    Jack, I think diets are more dramatic for men because many men are not constantly trying them as we women are. My husband lost a whopping 40 pounds since last year when he was diagnosed borderline diabetic. It's so much nicer that he is "skinny" now. And he nearly lost his double chin!

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 7:43:00 AM
    I'm not sure self respect and speedo go together... Snicker... (Couldn't help myself). Dragon says he wants a speedo... RIGHT!... No dragon it's not a fast car... Silly Dragon!

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 6:12:00 AM
    Yes I believe the benefits very much outweigh the negative side effects my friend! I'm sure you look great with your new physique Jack! I really enjoyed reading this enlightening poem this morning! What a fun piece, such an remarkable poem, Great Work!!