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Season's Eatings

Larry Clark's picture
Larry Clark

Season's Eatings


Season's Eatings

A poem by my sister, Ann

First: Off work for thirty days
I started on a baking craze;
And day-old pastries at my house
were planted by my thoughtful spouse.
"Oh, I'll stop eating like a slob
the minute that I get a job!"
But first: Thanksgiving! Devil day!
It's pumpkin pie, what can I say?
Then my new boss provided See's
(their presence was a daily tease),
And brought us Starbuck's treats as well!
The waistline started going to hell.
But wait, there's more! My new work-mate
brought coffee cake, plate after plate.
Virtuously I skipped the 'nog --
What do you think I am, a hog?
Then Christmas Eve came - oh the horror!
I'm eating more, and More, and MORE!
Mom's dense fudge and pumpkin bread
and chocolate cake with cherries red
and dips and chips and chocolate mint,
some cookies that my brother sent,
one by one, all down the hatch
but oh I knew there'd be a catch....

This morning I approached the scale
like one anticipating jail,
my eyes cast down to meet my fate,
Just how had gluttony changed my weight?
it's time the piper had his pay;
No more sugar, salt, or fat,
I've clearly had enough of that;
I'd better find Weight Watcher's meetings
to counteract my season's eatings.
And next year can we all agree
to celebrate with herbal tea?
I won't work hard at getting thin --
in ten months to "re-treat" again!

--Ann Clark

Thegreenbaker's picture

lol. so hilarious! I love it!



Trishinomaha's picture

I just read it to David, my husband, and he said to save it so I will. Thanks Larry!


Paddyscake's picture

unfortunately way too true!!! Thanks for sharing!!

fertileprayers's picture

Charlotte Fairchild

 Great poem, but since you mentioned Weight Watcher's I thought I would include info about the pH Miracle.


The problem with herbal teas is many are also acidic on the pH scale, and won't do a lot to help curb cravings when cheeses and sugars abound!


I lost 100 pounds, and every Christmas is a struggle, but if you lead the pack, the view is  better!