Monday, January 16, 2012

A Life Long Battle


No, low, free, light;
words I often see
when browsing through my pantry
or refrigerator door.

Let us have some lettuce
with our sprouts and tofu.

One more glass of water if you please.

Measure out a steak
no bigger than my palm
and I shall chew it slowly
while moving Brussels sprouts around.

Adjust the bathroom scale.
Move it ‘round the floor.
Take an average weight for best results.

One more glass of water if you please.

Do you have a public restroom?
I ask every where I go.

One more glass of water if you please.

How many times should one get up at night?

I wonder how much pressure
waistband closures can take?

Isn’t there a pill out that doesn’t make you shake?

One more glass of water if you please.

I’m fasting today.
I really think it’s water weight.

Dennis Price 2007

Walking isn't a lost art: one must, by some means, get to the garage.  - Evan Esar


  1. Hey Pappy...greetings from Montana where it's snowing at the moment. Happy New Year to you and yours. Loved your post btw...that cartoon cracked me up.

    This is going to be a crazy year with all this campaigning going on, I'm getting sick of it actually. :/ Can't for it to be over and get on with a NEW president! ;)

  2. Hi KM, Long time no see. Might come that way in the summer, but I'm not much on cold weather. Hope you enjoy this winter and are able to stay warm. It is warm here right now. I hope to ride the motorcycle some this week. I have a niece in Montana. You never know when I might show up. Thanks for stopping by. Pappy

  3. Hello,
    How are you?
    Do you like challenges?
    Share your talent with us by writing for our theme today, or share a random piece of poetry.

    Hope to see you soon!
    Best wishes.
    Happy Creative Writing,


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