The Biggest Loser's Sundress

Colorful flowers and spaghetti straps
And my flabby arms from seams overlap
    But the sundress still beckons
    It’s diet time, I reckon
Girdle needed, my tummy to entrap

Seeking new ways for calories to burn
To wear that sundress, I’ll let famine churn
     Want to look provocative
     Avoid stares accusative
Hunger overwhelms, for ice cream I yearn

Sign up for Biggest Loser on TV
So Jillian Michaels can torture me
     Pushing boulders up steep hills
     To accentuate the frills
Of a small sundress designed for Twiggy

Jillian cracks the whip with no remorse
I drag tired bones through the exercise course
     Now slim, I sleep peacefully
     Blessed with deep serenity
While friends say, “She makes a beautiful corpse.”     

*Entry for “The Sundress,” a contest sponsored by Constance La France ~A 
Rambling Poet~
by Carolyn Devonshire

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 4/9/2011 5:53:00 AM
Congratulation's on your fine win Carolyn in Constance's wonderful contest....:)
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Date: 4/4/2011 1:32:00 PM
Excellent! Congrats on your win!! Ellen
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Date: 4/4/2011 1:03:00 PM
I missed this Carolyn. What made you take this route?! Just for the hell of it, I bet! lol You rock! Unique and awesome write!! Congratulations on your deserving win in Constance's Contest! Love, Annalise
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Date: 4/4/2011 10:41:00 AM
Congrats on your win in this contest....George
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Date: 4/4/2011 7:18:00 AM
This is a brilliiant write Carolyn!Congrats on your win---kash
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Date: 4/4/2011 6:31:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Carolyn in Constance La France's contest "The Sundress". Love, Carol
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Date: 4/3/2011 11:34:00 PM
oh my carols.. a different slant for the contest that pulled it through with much creativity ever... THUMBS up for the superb win... woohoo.:) huggs
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Date: 4/3/2011 11:22:00 PM
I see you went for the humor and pulled it off. Congratulations Carolyn. Love, Joyce
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Date: 4/3/2011 9:26:00 PM
Oh, so cool how you wrote this poem in a series of Limericks! Andrea did the same thing, and both of you did such a great job. Congratulations~!
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Date: 4/3/2011 8:49:00 PM
Oooh a unique poem. Big Congratulations.
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Date: 4/3/2011 6:13:00 PM
No surprise that I am back here Carolyn to congratulate you! Wonderful, fun entry to the contest, way to go for you :) hugs
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Date: 4/3/2011 6:09:00 PM
Congratulations on the fourth place win in the contest of Constance, Carolyn
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Date: 4/3/2011 5:08:00 PM
Wonderful job Carolyn, congratulations on your fourth place. Agape, Moses
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Date: 4/3/2011 4:12:00 PM
Love the humor in this entry!!! We all could use this poem taped to our fridge...(especially for some like myself, who are addicted to ice cream!!) Congratulations, Carolyn on your win!!
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Date: 3/28/2011 6:12:00 AM
wow its not that bad is it? guess i'll just stick to my 3 mile walk every day, at my pace. awesome Carolyn, i tried to fit into mine, but my brother was wearing it Damn!. Harry
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Date: 3/27/2011 1:03:00 PM
Oh, it isn't worth the effort, Carolyn! :)
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Date: 3/25/2011 12:41:00 PM
carols, what happened to the sundress, hahaha! summer wear can really push us to diet and exercise.. a real charming and goofy piece so well scribed! winning formula! :) huggs, nette
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Date: 3/25/2011 11:03:00 AM
aack that last line made me drop my jaw haha--- I know I will be coming for a second serving of this one to congratulate you ;) -- and haha ok I'd rather stick to be oink rather then being a limp okra ;) tsk tsk though, no way would I be able to fit in that sundress? see you around Carolyn :) hugs
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Date: 3/25/2011 6:40:00 AM
Super - really funny, good luck
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Date: 3/24/2011 6:01:00 PM
There's Jillian Ad right over to the right Carolyn. Just click on it and you're ready to go. Thanks for the comment, Yes you may show my poem to whom ever you like. Agape, Moses
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Date: 3/24/2011 2:36:00 PM
A lot of people are just DYING to by thin! Funny poem. I wouldn't want to have Jilian Michaels as my exercise coach. Just looking at her scares me. Good luck in the contest. Best to you, Diane
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Date: 3/24/2011 12:20:00 PM
Oh yeah know anywhere I can toss 20lbs? Light & Love
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Date: 3/24/2011 6:51:00 AM
I must tell you there have been so many diverse poems shared here at PoetrySoup yesterday and this morning that I am just now being able to read. Each one is a treasure to the poet who wrote it. It is a pleasure to me to be able to read them. I am so happy yours was among the ones I have read today Carolyn. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/24/2011 6:03:00 AM
Yikes this one takes the cake, enjoyed your witty limerick Carolyn, back to work for me ;) love Wilma
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Date: 3/24/2011 12:07:00 AM
HAHAHA, yes, it was indeed funny, especially that last verse, Carolyn!!
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