Jumbo

Written by: ilene bauer

New York’s mayor wants to ban
The sale of jumbo drinks.
This will cure obesity,
At least that’s what he thinks.

Those who guzzle sweet iced tea
Or soda by the gallons
Never thought they’d have to hide
From Mayor Bloomberg’s talons.

It’s a bit Big Brotherish,
For putting into law
A bill to limit what we drink
Can stick in someone’s craw.

I’m conflicted – though I know
These drinks can make you fat,
Government should not control
Our choice to get like that.

People most affected by
A strong, humongous thirst
Will simply buy two smaller drinks 
And Bloomberg will get cursed.

As freedom slowly fades away,
It causes me to think;
And though I’ll use a smaller cup,
I really need a drink!