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Slightly Fat

I heard about a study
Which had proof that where it’s at,
In terms of living longest,
Is to be just slightly fat.

When one weighs sixty pounds too much,
That person is obese.
The chances of a lengthy life
Have started to decrease.

But someone who is overweight
By up to thirty pounds
May outlive all the skinny folk,
As crazy as it sounds.

There’s cause for celebration
For the chubby and the plump;
And dieters may pack it in,
For science holds the trump!

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  1. Date: 1/6/2013 11:29:00 AM

    This news made my day when I read it. I will keep my extra 20 lbs. and be happy about it. Mike

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 4:54:00 AM

    Well, more pounds, more love to give and more to receive. That is my kind of poetry fleshy and full. Beautifully written and wonderfully presented! Thank you.

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 4:54:00 PM

    For women, being overweight may be detrimental health wise, but they feel so good when I hold them in my arms. As usual, you have written a great poem.

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 11:00:00 AM

    Yes yes yes, I'm IN!!!!! yayyy, thanks for this one!

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 7:31:00 AM

    Well, Ilene, I just can't believe everything I read. I prefer 60 lbs. overweight adds 60 years to my life. Fat and 127. What a frightful combo. A joy to read you as always. Kathy

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 7:11:00 AM

    this is better than a happy new year, i may just qualify.. like this wonderful poem...

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 7:08:00 AM

    This is something new learned for me today, thanks for sharing, Ilene! And last December was one month to get plump... let me go eat some more pizza now... Thank you Ilene for passing by my poems and for your very kind words.

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 11:25:00 PM

    Ilene you have written another wonderful poem. I absolutely love your poems. You are definitely my muse. We all need a little fat to keep us insulated / to stimulate immunities / and our heart un-fibrillated / we need chocolate also and a contented wife / as the magic tonic for a long and healthy life

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 5:07:00 PM

    So if I lose ten I can eat again. I'll see what I can do. But sadly, I'll never begin for I truly love to chew. You'd think they'd have this figured out with all that we have learned. But I think we've all conceded that it's fat that must be burned.

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 4:54:00 PM

    Hmmm! So my 40 pound weight loss in the last six months is all for naught? Oh well I think I'm still in the 30 pound overweight range anyway so I can still celebrate, right! LOL

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 4:03:00 PM

    It is a green light to chow down, Ilene? Lol. Okay, I will take your word on it. I don't need any more excuses, ha ha. Too funny, lady! Love ya, Toquyen

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 2:39:00 PM

    I love this poem more than a cheese Danish!