Poem Diet Challenge!

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  1. Mini

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    Stopping By Tribecca On A Snowy Evening!!!


    Whose diet these are I think I know.
    His Chemist is in the village though;
    He will not see me stopping here
    To watch my mouth fill up with chow.
    My little tummy must think it queer
    To stop without a weighing scales near
    Between the Humphries wine lake
    The darkest evening of the year (21st of December).
    I will give my dieting rules a shake
    To ask myself there is some mistake.
    The only other nights out I keep
    Out of the wine and away from flake.
    Humphries is lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And stones to go before I eat ,
    And stones to go before I eat

    Bettyboo x
     
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    Russiandoll/Debbie posted the message below, this thread his her idea...


    Can anyone else 'modify' a well-known poem to give it a diet theme? Aha!! A challenge!! ;)
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    Are ye throwing down the gauntlet so to speak.

    x

    Bettyboo
     
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    Russiandoll Carpe diem

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    Yup - and here it is!! :)

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=+1]Twas The Month After Christmas[/SIZE][/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Twas the month after Christmas and all through the house
    Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste.
    All the holiday parties had gone to my waist.
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
    When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared;
    The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
    And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt
    And prepared once again to do battle with dirt---
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I said to myself, as I only can
    "You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]So--away with the last of the sour cream dip,
    Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
    Till all the additional ounces have vanished.
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I won't have a cookie--not even a lick.
    I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
    I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore---
    But isn't that what January is for?
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
    Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!
    [/FONT]​

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Author Unknown[/FONT][/FONT]

    I'm lovin' it !!!

    x
    Bettyboo
     
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    Russiandoll Carpe diem

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    Excellent stuff! Bring it on! LOL
     
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    Brilliant Bettyboo!!!

    Love Mini xxx


    Debbie love the gauntlet:)
     
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    Good one!
     
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    This is a cheat.......its a diet song.......All By Myself" Based on the performance by Eric Carmen"I'll Buy No Carbs (The Atkins Diet Song)" Parody by Bob Gomez When I was youngI weighed at least a quarter tonAnd pigging out was just for funThose days are goneNow I've slimmed downI lost about four hundred poundsBy eating steak with no hash browns(They're out of bounds...)I'll buy no carbsNo rice or breadI'll buy no carbsAnymoreI'll buy no carbsNo Tater TotsI'll buy no carbsAnymoreWon't eat a crumbI walk right past the CinnabonThe pizza place had to adjust:All cheese, no crustI'll buy no carbsNo rice or breadI'll buy no carbsAnymoreI'll buy no carbsNo Tater TotsI'll buy no carbsAnymoreNo fries, no speltI will not eatThose pasta shellsAnymoreNow I'm so svelteYou see my ribsI'm so damn svelteSkin and bones.....LOL - not my own work - but its funnyxBettyboo
     
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    For some reason this won't stay in the verses for me.xBettyboo
     
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    Hi Bettyboo,

    Not sure why:rolleyes:

    But if you do a quote and redo the spaces in it and preview it before you post it you will see if it is working the way you want...remove the quotes boxes at the star and the end.

    Love Mini xxx
     
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