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Crackers for Carrots

If carrots peeled for dipping, cut in strips
could keep their beta-carotene, yet taste
like crackers Ritz when placed upon my lips,
What bliss!  But they do not. Ah! - such a waste!

And if that low-fat yogurt which they're dipped in
Were luscious onion-flavored sour cream;
and if instead of water I sipped sin-
a frothy shake the flavor of my dream;
Oh, what nectar on my tongue that I would feel
if everything nutritious tasted sweet,
and dull or nasty foods could just taste real
like melted cheese, potatoes fried or meat.

If only what I hated tasted good,
I'd diet not, but eat all that I could!

Just a silly oldie from my dieting days!!!

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  1. Date: 4/17/2013 10:22:00 AM

    A cute one Andrea. Thanks for making Whispers in the Wind one of your fav. So nice when someone likes what you write. I have quite a few of yours as fav. I will have to go back and take a look as it has been a while since I looked at what i saved. love phyl

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 3:28:00 PM

    lol, so true, so true - if only, eh... loved reading these tonight, my friend

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 9:22:00 AM

    Andrea, I totally love this! I ask myself this same question all the time! I have never dieted, but there are certain foods that I can't eat, and they- of course- are majority of the best foods! It sucks! Cute sonnet. :)

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 9:11:00 PM

    This is very cute Andrea ;} love it, I'm feeling much better from that flu, coughing is about all. thank you for reading my Fairy Tales. I do believe ;} You have a blessed Easter Ok ;}

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 6:06:00 PM

    hahaha. I'm with you on this one. Great and entertaining write, Andrea. As reward you may have a couple of fried potatoes. :)

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 3:51:00 PM

    Yes, agreed, Andrea. There can be no sensible reason for it not being like this. And why should it rain on weekends? - Red

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 6:16:00 AM

    This is another fantastic poem of yours which I enjoyed reading this evening my dearest friend! I love it! My doctor advised me to have diet and it's really hard :)) Good luck on your diet my very dear! Thank you so much for sharing your gems this evening, the sweet replies, your inspiring comments on my poems and everything! love always, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 12:31:00 AM

    Very entertaining! You are looking good so the dieting days must have worked. Good night Andrea.

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 9:06:00 PM

    Primero te doy gracias por tu comentario sobre mi poema en espanol. Muchas gracias tu palabras eran muy amables. I used to love this shakespearean type of sonnet so much. I guess I still do like it, you did great work here. I like the idea of being able to write over a large range of subjects with humor, although I usually limit my own range. Nice poem.

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 5:55:00 PM

    wow, Andrea, is no subject safe from your wondrous pen?, this is amazing poetry, the sonnet form, does not know what has hit it, with poetry like this...

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 4:16:00 PM

    This poem is adorable luv. Have a great day. Luv, Gail

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 4:12:00 PM

    Not so silly. From what I know, dieting is no fun - ever. There is the constant battle that you describe. I like the humorous notes though. Nice work. Jack

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 3:43:00 PM

    This is neat, but I hate dieting. I have never diet. I do love carrots and other vegies. Thanks for sharing. Soupmail

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 3:16:00 PM

    Cute one..Enjoyed reading today..Thanks for stopping by...If just a little taste would do me and I could just eat one bite..Then all my clothes would suit me and I would not have to go on a diet...Sara

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 9:35:00 AM

    A snack for Easter?? I wish I could keep to celery and carrots on my diet......but somehow that sneaky junk food keeps calling my name!! ( for checking out my poem on youtube (I was nervous doing one!! )...and speaking of names, you asked about Alice? Alice was my mother's name.....Dusty was my Dad's nick=name so my youtube name is alicedustykid

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 7:59:00 AM

    I liked the last two lines a lot. I have been trying to lose weight recently. Today I had eggg whites for breakfast! I can relate to your sentiments. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 7:20:00 AM

    Hahaha I SO agree with you there! If all healthy foods tasted like chocolate, I would be one happy lady! :)

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 4:16:00 AM

    This 'silly oldie' has delighted my sense of humor this morning my friend. When I can put a smile on my face at 5 am, you my dear, have done the impossible. Thanks for brightening up my wee morning blues. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 6:56:00 PM

    Good morning my dearest friend Andrea! Glad I've an internet signal here at the hotel. I'm very far from my place. Well so glad I've peeked here at soup and read again another very wonderful write of yours! I've enjoyed so much! If this is for the contest, it's a winner for me. Thank you so much for sharing and your inspiring comments on my poem A Verse. Take care always. I'll be home this weekend! God bless! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 4:40:00 PM

    Well like Terry Bradshaw says. Just eat em'. :)

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 2:28:00 PM

    clever and very entertaining! if only, indeed...

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 12:06:00 PM

    Andrea this is totally awesome...made me laugh...all those commercials trying to convince us their diet food is delicious....Donna

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 10:52:00 AM

    I'm kind of a compulsive eater, myself. It's not that bad and greasy food attracts me... it's that ALL food attracts me. This is really funny stuff! I once wrote a sonnet that had a little to do with food... but the odd thing is that eating was compared to writing in the poem... anyway I love your piece! It was quirky and mentioned FOOD! What's not to like?

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 10:09:00 AM

    "Silly oldie", perhaps... but great poem, nevertheless...Terry

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 10:00:00 AM

    Amen to that!!...haha

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 9:33:00 AM

    Yes, and you'd not be a subject for the drive on rubbing out obesity. It's lunch time and your fine poem has made me ravenous. "A moment on the lips, an eternity on the hips." Remember that, dear Andrea. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 9:25:00 AM

    I just looked at my poem. I did not realise that the computer had put in question marks. Thanks for letting me know.

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 9:10:00 AM

    Haha! What a dream! I am not sure if dieting really works with thoughts like that spinning all the time. Re. my poem: the strange character is called an ash, and was once a letter in the alphabet. I just used an older version of the word from medaeval times. And yes, it is for a green contest.

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 8:44:00 AM

    This is a fabulous and intriguing write my friend! You have delighted me to no end with the wonderment of this incredible poem! You have written a beautiful ode to yucky foods that would become great tasting by some miracle of science! I loved reading this amazing piece, such an awesome poem, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 8:21:00 AM

    Well, this silly oldie, thinks its kind of neat. ;-) My wife looked at my expanding belly and asked, "Are you going to diet?" To which I answered, "No, I think I'll keep it this color."