Get Your Premium Membership

The Endless Fight

My sis and I, we made a vow, to lose our extra weight somehow. Long months we tried; sometimes we’d cheat. Jogging! Oh the agony of da feet! A one-week cruise; sis noshed and noshed. And put back half the weight she lost! A month she took to put things right. The Battle of the Bulge is an endless fight! But, I digress, we're only human. You can only eat so much with cumin. Butt, :) in that month she made her goal. God bless her heart, God bless her soul. So now when we get on the scale. Sometimes we lose, sometimes we fail. Butt, ;) we both get tired of the botching. Of all this weighting and this watching. Note: This is a collaborative poem for Silent One's collaboration contest.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 12/30/2019 2:23:00 PM
Hello Leslie Albright, losing weight is always a battle. When someone loses weight they somehow put it back on. It is a losing battle. Have a nice day my friend.
Login to Reply
Albright Avatar
Leslie Albright
Date: 9/11/2020 6:13:00 PM
Thanks for the negative comment. :/
Date: 12/13/2019 5:28:00 PM
Well written very relatable and enjoyable
Login to Reply
Albright Avatar
Leslie Albright
Date: 12/13/2019 5:47:00 PM
Thanks Edmund. Glad you enjoyed. Sorry you could relate. :)
Date: 12/13/2019 2:43:00 PM
This is fun. Also congrats for being 2nd in the top 100 best new poems.
Login to Reply
Albright Avatar
Leslie Albright
Date: 12/13/2019 3:38:00 PM
Thank you Richard. Andrea Dietrich wrote the first two stanza’s.
Date: 12/7/2019 6:08:00 PM
Leslie, This is adorable. You absolutely covered the ups and downs of weight we all go through. Throw out the scale I say! Cheers, Terri Stiles
Login to Reply
Albright Avatar
Leslie Albright
Date: 12/8/2019 1:54:00 PM
Thank you terri, but these days the scale is my friend and it's being very supportive of my efforts towards my goals. :) lol The fitbit is the best invention for weight loss yet. It motivates and helps to keep track of calories burned. It is the reason I've been able to keep losing weight. I've lost 22 pounds so far and counting. :)
Date: 11/27/2019 12:27:00 PM
This is so fun! Congrats on topping the charts! :) xomo
Login to Reply
Albright Avatar
Leslie Albright
Date: 11/27/2019 2:09:00 PM
Thanks for reading Maureen. Glad you had fun. :) <3
Date: 11/21/2019 12:49:00 PM
Ain't it true!! Very Clever.
Login to Reply
Albright Avatar
Leslie Albright
Date: 12/8/2019 1:58:00 PM
Thanks Linda. Sorry for the late reply, kinda got lost in the shuffle. My days and time are a little different these days. Andrea Dietrich wrote the first two verses and I the latter. <3 :)
Date: 11/18/2019 10:39:00 PM
Ha! I love this. I've been through that fight and came out the other side 70 lbs lighter. You captured the frustration well in a fun way!
Login to Reply
Albright Avatar
Leslie Albright
Date: 11/19/2019 7:58:00 AM
That's awesome Dave. Big congrats on losing those 70 lbs. I want to lose 65 in all. 16 down, 49 to go. Thanks for the inspiration. And thank you for the nice comment. <3 :) Oh and btw, when I get below 200, I get a piece of this delicious looking sea salt caramel pie on display at Kwik Trip. :) lol
Date: 11/17/2019 6:46:00 PM
Not a bad fight on a good night. I'm in the same war on weight. I like the way it was done. Like it was written for fun.
Login to Reply
Albright Avatar
Leslie Albright
Date: 11/18/2019 7:10:00 AM
Now all we have to do is find that way to lose weight for fun. :)<3
Date: 11/16/2019 10:05:00 PM
Butt, tis a good way to loose the weight.
Login to Reply
Albright Avatar
Leslie Albright
Date: 11/17/2019 7:26:00 AM
A fitbit is why I have lost weight. It just helps to keep me motivated and keeps track of intake and outgoing calories. I'm down to 208 from 225 lbs in somewhere around a month and a half. <3 :)
Date: 11/16/2019 9:51:00 AM
Congratulations, Leslie. We just made the list! YOu should be top and I should be bottom, but my name always seems to come up top on lists somehow. Maybe because it begins with A.
Login to Reply
Dietrich Avatar
Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/16/2019 10:04:00 AM
naughty naughty girl! Also congrats on Best new poems list.
Albright Avatar
Leslie Albright
Date: 11/16/2019 9:56:00 AM
I will refrain from saying what my left brain is drawing in my mind. :) lol A clue, it's sex related. :) lol <3 :)
Date: 11/16/2019 2:13:00 AM
I am so so sorry! I have no clue why your collaboration was on part of the winning list! I have sorted it out now. You should appear in the winners list. Great choice for a partner to collaborate with. It always helps when there is someone to lose weight with. Thanks for taking part
Login to Reply
Albright Avatar
Leslie Albright
Date: 11/16/2019 9:53:00 AM
Well, you certainly tried to make up for it I see as Andrea and I both placed now. :) lol Have a nice weekend Silent. <3 :)
Date: 11/15/2019 10:43:00 AM
I have no idea how Silent One's rules for the contest went but you couldn't have paired with a better, more caring writer and I'm not sure you could have amused me more than you just did in this clever and witty poem. I'm grinning from ear to ear, loosening my belt and FAVing this! Poetry hugs ... CayCay
Login to Reply
Albright Avatar
Leslie Albright
Date: 11/15/2019 2:36:00 PM
Yes indeed CayCay. I was excited when she chose me. And I’m glad we could amuse you. Thank you. <3 :)
Date: 11/15/2019 10:17:00 AM
Leslie, great job. My sister Andrea is the best collaborator and I think she used me as her dieting yo yo master. I found this amusing and a fun read. This collaboration deserves a fav. Deserves POTD.
Login to Reply
Date: 11/15/2019 10:16:00 AM
Leslie, great job. My sister Andrea is the best collaborator and I think she used me as her dieting yo yo master. I found this amusing and a fun read. This collaboration deserves a rave. Deserves POTD.
Login to Reply
Date: 11/15/2019 9:05:00 AM
great job, both of you - deserves POTD : )
Login to Reply
Date: 11/13/2019 3:23:00 PM
thanks so much for entering the contest with me, Leslie. You are so witty. I love the stories you tell me about your exercise and diet struggles!!! and I actually have a sister who is always very worried about her dieting yo yo!!
Login to Reply
Dietrich Avatar
Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/15/2019 8:52:00 AM
the laugh is on us, it seems! Hugs to you, Leslie.
Albright Avatar
Leslie Albright
Date: 11/13/2019 3:48:00 PM
Thanks for bringing me along. It should win 1st place. lol
Date: 11/13/2019 11:26:00 AM
Andrea Dietrich is the collaborator of the first 8 lines and Leslie of the last 8 lines.
Login to Reply