Tom Higgins

Rookie - 50 Points (Egremont)

Fatty Bum Bum


How did I end up in this state?
I'm always fighting with my weight,
I'd like to put it down to fate,
but that ain't honest!

I know for sure what I do wrong,
I've known the truth all along,
but I always sing a different song,
and that ain't honest!

I've tried to blame my family,
for passing the fat gene down to me,
and making me a big fat'B',
but that ain't honest.

So now I'm gonna face the fact,
I have to make me a slimming pact,
and with exercise I must react.
Now, that is honest!

Submitted: Monday, March 05, 2012
Edited: Thursday, April 12, 2012

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  • Rookie Skyrone Scorpio (5/2/2014 10:57:00 AM)

    Hi there Tom, you are onto something special here, I know this so I will be looking...Bless. and keep up the great work. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,599 Points Paul Sebastian (5/2/2014 3:38:00 AM)

    Hi Tom,
    A beautiful poem on submission. You are honest about your goal and you have told it openly in this poem.
    A good write! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 679 Points Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (5/1/2014 8:38:00 PM)

    Nice catchy title. Loved your poem of honesty. Very revealing and honest. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 711 Points Michelle Claus (5/1/2014 12:31:00 PM)

    Your poem makes us chuckle, and we also empathize. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 54 Points Katelin Taylor (5/1/2014 11:37:00 AM)

    Cute and I like the repeated last line of each stanza. Very nicely done. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,785 Points Savita Tyagi (5/1/2014 9:31:00 AM)

    Wonderfully amusing poem. A light heart will sure take couple of ounces away from my fat! Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Connie Yost (5/1/2014 7:26:00 AM)

    I wish you the best of luck in your honest efforts and hope to see another poem from you one day soon, which you have named, just Call Me Slim! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 764 Points Leslie Philibert (5/1/2014 3:20:00 AM)

    Witty write indeed. If you like modern poetry you may enjoy my work, which has recently been published in magazines in the US and Canada (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eva Arc (5/1/2013 9:00:00 PM)

    Really modern and up-to- date (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 206 Points R.j. Wynn (5/1/2013 10:48:00 AM)

    And here I thought I was yhe only one. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 855 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (5/1/2013 3:52:00 AM)

    I like the +ve outlook in this poem... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 135 Points Jayne Davies (5/1/2013 1:07:00 AM)

    Great poem! Well done! Feel free to read my poem titled Willpower, I know how hard it is x
    All the best! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,181 Points Walterrean Salley (5/1/2012 7:39:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem. Beautifully written. Great contents. You can do it. Wish you the best. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Latisha Barker (5/1/2012 3:50:00 PM)

    I like this poem and i could relate to what you're talking about. i am trying to do the exercise thing myself, but it is definitely not easy. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Latisha Barker (5/1/2012 3:46:00 PM)

    I like this poem, and i could relate to what you're talking about. I'm trying to do the exercise thing myself, but boy, it is not easy and that's honest (smile) . (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ella Kiely (5/1/2012 3:26:00 PM)

    This poem put a smile on my face. You made it funny while you were owning up to what you have done.
    Luv it
    X (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Roongratt Srimanchantha (5/1/2012 9:14:00 AM)

    Wow..I love this one Tom, you've made me laugh! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Heather Wilson (4/11/2012 3:05:00 PM)

    Good for you, you owned up as you wrote up, now your going to tone up. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Martin O'Neill (3/10/2012 8:37:00 AM)

    I have to admit, I really cheesed off the doctor when in hospital recently. They suspected (Wrongly - Hooray!) something unnecessarily unpleasant.
    Have you lost any weight recently, Mr O'Neill?
    No idea, I never weigh myself.
    Ooh! she said.
    Go to the Phillipines. I said.
    End smile. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,070 Points Diane Hine (3/5/2012 4:25:00 PM)

    Love the title, good luck! (Report) Reply

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