The Retired Bloke

Trying To Be Thin

For my height

I’m a bit overweight

It’s certainly no fun

When it gathers round my tum

And shirts feel tight

Quite a sight

As buttons pop

Over my belt it does flop

I try to diet

Do it mainly in private

So as not to create a reaction

The unwanted attraction

Of people tutting

The thought of them judging

Me eating some fish and chips

Which immediately hits my hips

I try a bit of running

I think this is quite cunning

As I feel I can have another pudding

But who am I kidding

I need to watch every calorie

Eat tomato and a bit of celery

Resist the biscuit tin

Think my self thin thin thin

Try to get back to the person I’ve been

The person whose hiding within!



  • Gino

    Nice write. I also have a problem eating right 24/7, and it's something I've gotta work on lol. Everything in moderation...

  • Goldfinch60

    I too have a person hiding within who is lithe, sporting, fit with hardly any excess weight but I seem to have lost him half my lifetime ago when I was thirty five.

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