Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Shape of Things to Come

Ev'rybody's talking 'bout
A problem in our land
It's big and getting bigger
It's almost out of hand!

They say I'm eating way too much
Junk food, snacks and sweets
My heart is working overtime
My system overheats!

The problem is I'm spreading out
It's called obesity
I shouldn't be all that surprised
When all I do is eat!

So, I'm going on a diet now
I'm down to eating crumbs
'Cause looking in the mirror I saw
The shape of things to come!

Poem copyright © 2006 and 2012 by Lowell A. Anderson (aka Ansohn)
Image copyright © 2006 and 2012 by Lowell A. Anderson and its licensors.
All rights reserved.


Cezar and Léia said...

That's the most entertaining way ever of talking about obesity, it flows so lightly (oops, sorry for the pun...).
God bless you!

Linda said...

This is wonderful...and I really needed the smile, Lowell. (My post for tomorrow will explain why) is one where I share some of my favourite paintings. I gave an update on myself as well.

Thank you so much for this post, Lowell. Sending you a hug across the miles.


:)))), Beautiful poems, translated into the Czech language is almost exact! :)

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting---is this what is happening to you? I saw a picture on a magazine---a real cute chubby baby ( maybe 8 months old) holding a big box of food and the caption was "When I grow up I want to weigh 300 pounds" funny but not funny> MB

Danielle said...

You need to post your poetry more often!! This was great...and oh my...can I relate.

Honest Abe said...


teca said...

Hello, Lowell!!!

Of course you can use the picture. But, please do not put my name in the picture, because I got it on the internet and do not know who took the photo. It's not mine...

Feel free to take what you want in Sedimentos.

A warm hug and wish you a lovely Sunday.

stardust said...

I believe that the man who thinks and eats well lives well. I’ve been to only Hawaii, not the mail land, but many people including my children say one portion of the plate is so big that they couldn’t eat up in America. By the way, I’ve found I am shrinking as I get older.


Irina said...

What I loved is the title. =)))
To Stardust: in Europe the portions are huge as well. If you're a regular eater you'll never manage them. So my friend and I always take one to share.