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My New Diet

I started a new diet that promised it would be.
The diet of all diets and it would set me free.
They said I’d lose a lot of weight in just a month or two.
And I would get so thin and svelte as if I was brand new.

They said I’d have to give up foods that I eat every day.
They said it was unfortunate, there was no other way.
And so they started to remove most of my favorite foods.
The ones that always put me in those very happy moods.

The first thing that would have to go was everything deep fried.
Not wanting to show weakness, they never knew I cried.
And then they said I’d have to give up butter on my bread.
That was the moment I broke down, a sea of tears were shed.

They said no cakes or muffins, good-bye to chocolate chips.
They said it was the only way to keep them off my hips.
Of course they said no ice-cream, now that was no surprise.
And no more cherry, pumpkin or luscious chocolate pies.

No gravy and no stuffing, not even one small bite.
They said I could have turkey as long as it was white.
No bacon in the morning, no pizza for my lunch.
No pancakes and no waffles with syrup for my brunch.

I had to give up donuts with toppings of all types. 
Linzer tarts and cookies with those lovely lemon stripes.
Gone were the potato chips and all the lovely dips.
No more was I allowed to taste sweet candies on my lips.

Now I drink black coffee for breakfast every day.
Shredded wheat for breakfast, the one that tastes like hay.
At lunchtime a small salad and different types of fruits. 
For dinner time a chicken breast with rice and bamboo shoots.

Then nightly I drink herbal tea to soothe my hungry nerves.
But when I go to sleep at night I dream about hors d’oeuvres.

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  1. Date: 6/7/2012 10:45:00 PM
    Oh my God! I'm so hungry now just from reading this... :o)

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 6/8/2012 5:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL - you can imagine how hungry I was when I finished this poem! Thanks for reading it Dan! :)
  1. Date: 6/7/2012 10:55:00 AM
    LOL, I would have the same dreams! Congrats on all your wins, my friend : )

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 6/7/2012 11:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Jack, I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you very much! :)
  1. Date: 5/21/2012 10:15:00 PM
    This is a terrible diet. DON'T do IT because it sets you up for failure every time. Just always eat what you want in moderation. Anyway, I just had to read this because of the title. I love reading about food and I enjoyed this one.

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/22/2012 7:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Andrea, You are so right! This is definitely a diet for failure! LOL Thanks so much for reading it! :)
  1. Date: 5/19/2012 3:00:00 PM
    LOL I would be dreaming about lasagna rather than hors d'oeuvres, Samia. I'm a constant dieter and many of the foods you mention I won't eat. The chocolate, though, well, sometimes I give in to it. A truly indredible poem about weight loss. It might be easier to go on "The Biggest Loser" than to live with this diet. Excellent! Love, carolyn

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/19/2012 5:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Carolyn, I'm so glad you liked this poem! Yes, I think you are right - going on "The Biggest Loser" would probably be easier! LOL Thank you so much Carolyn. :)
  1. Date: 5/19/2012 1:33:00 PM
    Howdy Samia--I need to spend more time reading your fine poetry! It seems you write about topics that delight my heart! This poem was awesome! I think I lost 10 pounds just reading it and my blood sugar plummeted! lol...What a great poem!! Thanks for reading my recent works and giving your honest impressions...any time at all....just stop by! Have a great weekend...Gwendolen

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/19/2012 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey there Gwendolen, Thank you so much for reading this poem. My hope is that people will laugh and lose a few ounces doing so! LOL I'm really glad you liked it! :)
  1. Date: 5/18/2012 3:20:00 PM
    hey Samia, sorry about the diet, maybe writing this poem will help you. good poem though enjoyed the read, from one who puts weight on by just thinking about wonderful food. harry

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/18/2012 4:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Harry, Yeah, the diet is up and down. I do eat a lot of healthy food but when I fall off the wagon I go all the way! LOL Thank you Harry.
  1. Date: 5/18/2012 7:10:00 AM
    Samia i'm afraid I love my food too much for diets..David

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/18/2012 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey David, I hear you. I say I'm going to be good one minute and the next I'm eating chocolate cream pie! LOL :)
  1. Date: 5/17/2012 9:49:00 PM
    damn....i'm about to cry....eat fresh veggie's , tomato based gravies, corn on a grill with smart balance and lime...i know....good write!

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/18/2012 5:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hahahaha- Hey Marlon, It makes me want to cry too! I don't even want to think of fried chicken! LOL :)
  1. Date: 5/17/2012 9:35:00 PM
    Samia, lol... to that taste of hay... and i guess if it was me and a diet, i'd fail the first 3 days.. I wonder what you look like in your dreams,,lol... savoring all kinds of foods and appetizers. like a true God... your write is very creative.. thanks for sharing your wonderful poetry with us today;-) Take care and have yourself a good night ~ always* PD

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/17/2012 9:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi PD, I'm really glad you liked it and that it gave you a chuckle. I was eating shredded wheat the other day and that's what made me think to write this poem! LOL My dreams are full of wonderful fattening foods! LOL You have a good night too. :)