Why do I avoid
The things that are good for me
In favour of the things that are bad?

I know I’m happier
When I’m healthier
And usually I’m wealthier
Because the bad stuff is more expensive
Than the good

But the short term high
Of a nice glass of wine
Or a few good beers
Or a burger
Or some ice-cream
Or a massive piece of cake

Are just too tempting
For common sense to prevail
And there’s no point in trying
If I’m just going to fail

And there’s no point feeling guilty
Once the damage has been done
And if I’m really honest
The indulgence was quite fun

So I’ll pledge anew
To be virtuous again
But I’m not sure I really mean it
In fact I’m sure that I don’t mean it
I don’t want to really mean it

Because if I give up all the bad stuff
Then I’ll miss it all too much

I could try moderation
It’s a fair consideration

But I think that what’s more likely
Is I’ll have my cake and eat it
And then I’ll take your cake
And I’ll eat that too

2 thoughts on “Having My Cake And Eating It

  1. Really, the answer to your question is quite simple. I refer to the comedic genius of Flip Wilson who explained it all with the response, “The Devil made me do it.” Of course, his discussion of the situation could never be matched by one such as I.

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