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Note to Self

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Note to Self

The bottom fell out
From under my stock
My shares were in Enron
A terrible shock
It was most stressful
But I shall recover
I'll rebuild my nest egg
One way or the other
This time I'll diversify
As I re-build my wealth
     Write down this note
     This, Note to Self

In the past I worked out
I went to the gym
I was healthy, muscular,
Well toned and thin
But, since I have stopped 
I am peak-ed and sick
And have developed 
An annoying tick
My choice is simple
I must re-build my health
     Write down this note
     This, Note to Self

I love my deserts
I eat to many foods
When I am finished
My belly protrudes
Food once on the table
Now all entombed
Reviewed only briefly
Before being consumed
I shall bridle my mouth
And leave the snacks on the shelf
     Write down this note
     This, Note to Self

At the crossroads
We should all eschew pelf
And make the decisions
That improve our own health


Jon A. Cavanaugh

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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 9:38:00 AM
    This surely deserves a win! Wow! I like the "food once on the table now all entombed". Splendid way of wording things, Jon. Congrats on the win. :)

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 11:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Gail's "Standing At A Crossroad" contest Jon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:45:00 AM
    Good morning, Jon ,,:-) Congratulations in Gails "Standing At A Crossroads " contest, deep meaning... always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 8:23:00 AM
    yn6

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 11/10/2012 8:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hmm what went wrong there. i had written, Congratulations Jon... Seren
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 4:05:00 AM
    Congratulations Jon a well deserved win, great ending too. xx

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/21/2012 2:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A belated thank you. I trying to catch up on my comments today.
  1. Date: 11/4/2012 8:31:00 PM
    A delightful well written write Jon! Good luck in the contest...I loved it!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/21/2012 2:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry for the late reply. Thank you for your kind comment
  1. Date: 11/3/2012 10:36:00 PM
    Jon, love the ending thought... pd

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/4/2012 4:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you pd. Have a wonderful week.
  1. Date: 11/3/2012 10:26:00 PM
    awesome writing here. I sure enjoyed this one. Is it for crossroads contest? One of the best, I think!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/4/2012 4:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It is for the contest. Thank you for your encouraging words. I'm glad that you enjoyed the poem.
  1. Date: 11/3/2012 4:44:00 PM
    Notes to self are great and your messages the best. So much wit and wisdom here Jon; just great poetry to read! Love, Lizzie

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/3/2012 5:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much. Your wonderful comments mean so much to me. It brings a smile to my face every time that I see that you have commented on one of my poems. Wishing you the very best.
  1. Date: 11/3/2012 3:37:00 PM
    this has it all Jon, but the message is clear, awesome.. poem, enjoyed...

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/3/2012 3:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind comment Harry. Have a great weekend.
  1. Date: 11/3/2012 1:00:00 PM
    Hmmm... Jon, it sounds like you're getting ready a list of New years resolutions... I always reuse the list from the previous year... Terry (Funny poem, nonetheless)

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/3/2012 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's a great idea Terry. My news years resolution will read something like this from now on: Next year I resolve to make a new years resolution. Thank you for visiting my poem.
  1. Date: 11/3/2012 12:22:00 PM
    Well written and funny, Jon - Have a nice weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/3/2012 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You always bring me a smile. Thank you.
  1. Date: 11/3/2012 12:01:00 PM
    Lol, funny poem, Jon. I enjoyed it. Yes, put those desserts back!! Love ya, Toquyen

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/3/2012 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It is so hard to resist cheesecake. Thank you Toquyen for visiting my poem.