Treasure Island

Tom Higgins

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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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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