I was young I was pleased to see
dad having his breakfast with me
he used to let me dip my bread in his bacon fat
he knew I liked to do that.
doing this, and eating lots of cheese
gradually became obese
of this I am sad to say
lost my desire to work and play
lethargy was a concern for me
I paid a visit to the surgery
doctor's verdict came as a surprise
he said I needed more exercise
I should reduce the amount I eat
to cut down on fats, sugars and meats.
unless I lost some weight
must be prepared to meet my fate.
realised what that fate might be
that my future was down to me
and diet together could be
sure cure for my obesity
I decided to take the doctor's advice
veg and fruit to be very nice
quickly lost a pound or two
something that I commend to you.
MARTIN Forest Field
monster you can see and
I will make you kneel.
I grow and I grow
And nothing you do can immediately stop me.
Healthy bodies I can attack
And unhealthy I can make worse;
I am what you call "overweight",
I am obesity's curse.
I ruin your looks,
I ruin your life;
Illnesses you haven't heard of-
I bring them and create a strife.
Diabetes I am a cause of
And early heart problems;
High cholesterol you may have heard of-
Yes; that, too, I bring about.
Now do you see a premonition?
So, eat right
A balanced diet
And you can feel light
With a whole lot of might.
But if you don't,
You know what you can do-
Roll your way to childhood obesity
Girl - Poem
I was the fat girl in high school.
Who thought she looked such a fool.
Why did it matter I wasn't the "Barbie" girl?
Because of her and allow my wings to unfurl?
She was so cool that I allowed her
to be my hero.
For when I see her now she was a hateful zero.
The football captain had the greatest physique.
But one day, at eighty, he'll also be quite antique.
I never allowed myself to go to
school with a smile.
Just because my tennis shoes were not the most in style.
I never laughed out loud as I might draw attention to myself.
And never listened to my mom who would say, "Christine be yourself!"
Now I can say, Mom you were indeed
For I could not see it wasn't people that made me alright.
In fear I only allowed others to see my shame.
To think now it was all so lame!
think of that fat girl who was once me.
And believe that she was merely waiting to grow into a sweet pea.
I know it is more important to have compassion.
And to live my whole life with passion.
maybe that math geek had it
It wasn't popularity that makes you bright.
That once fat girl has learned to always be fair.
And that it isn't my clothes that gives me my flair.
husband wasn't the high school
But that isn't what caught my attention neither.
That fat girl has taught me a lot of lifes lessons,
It isn't high school that gives you your essence.
now my goal is to be kind.
And I will always keep that in mind.
I am going to live my own sweet dreams.
And live life to its fullest and wonderfully extreme!
By Christine P.