Twas the month after Christmas... (humorous poem)

5:30 AM


 Twas the month after Christmas, 
 And all through the house, 
Nothing would fit me, 
 Not even a blouse. 
The cookies I'd nibbled, 
And the chocolate I'd taste 
 At the holiday parties 
 Had gone to my waist. 

 When I got on the scales 
There arose such a number! 
When I walked to the store 
 (less a walk than a lumber), 
 I'd remember the marvellous meals I'd prepared; 
 The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared, 
The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese 
 And the way I never said, "No thank you, please." 
   
 As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt 
 And prepared once again to do battle with dirt... 
 I said to myself, as I only can, 
 "You can't spend a winter, disguised as a man!" 
 
So, away with the last of the sour cream dip. 
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip. 
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished 
 Till all the additional pounds have vanished. 
 
 I won't have a cookie, not even a lick. 
 I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick. 
     I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie. 
   I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry. 
 
  I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore... 
    But isn't that what January is for? 
    Unable to giggle, no longer a riot. 
   Happy New Year to all, and to all a good diet. 

My aunt sent this to me a few week ago, and I bust up laughing! This is totally me. I thought you might get a laugh out of it as well!

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6 comments

  1. LOVE it! That is hysterical and totally how I feel this month!!

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  2. ROFL....that is TOO funny, and SOOO my life!! LOL
    I'm blogging this too, if you don't mind! Thanks

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  3. We loved all we ate in December too. Now we have banished all goodies from our house.

    We love our library. Can't believe others didn't love the books.

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