A Rapid Rhyme That Continues A Recent Theme About Pandemic Overeating

When I can’t cope
I look for hope
In empty calories
In salted snacks and melted cheese
Food gives relief
Though not without grief
For the less I abstain
The more weight I gain
And perhaps even worse
The comfort’s inverse
The more I find in chow
The less my trousers offer now

  21 comments for “A Rapid Rhyme That Continues A Recent Theme About Pandemic Overeating

  1. DiosRaw
    February 20, 2021 at 7:03 am


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  2. February 20, 2021 at 7:06 am

    Don’t be distraught, just carry on and carry the extra poundage well.
    As you spread far and wide
    Toss the frayed belt aside,
    Hello hotdogs and chicken tenders
    And heavyweight suspenders.

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  3. February 20, 2021 at 7:20 am

    This poem really got me in the gut.

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  4. February 20, 2021 at 9:13 am

    To eat the doughnut whole, or eat the doughnut hole? That is the question.
    An empty choice for some, but not for others.

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    • February 21, 2021 at 5:20 pm

      I think we’re just going in circles now


  5. February 20, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Very expansive!

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  6. February 20, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    When I’m not feeling divine, I drink lots of wine. The calories are there, but I really don’t care, because there aren’t a lot, and it really hits the spot:-)

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    • February 21, 2021 at 5:22 pm

      I find my wine gets lonely and needs chips to keep it company

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      • February 21, 2021 at 5:28 pm

        I never know if that means potato chips or French fries, but either will do just fine!

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      • February 21, 2021 at 5:29 pm

        I’m happy with either interpretation too

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  7. February 21, 2021 at 3:28 am

    Oh, yes, a secondary effect from COVID, too much time at home with nothing to do but eat. Argh!

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    • February 21, 2021 at 5:23 pm

      I could just not buy the bad food in the first place though but somehow that never seems to be an option

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  8. February 21, 2021 at 4:47 am

    (Sung to the tune of “The Way We Were”)

    Calories, Light the corners of my mind
    Crispy sugar coated calories
    And how thin we were

    Can it be that there was so much salad then
    Why have snacks rewritten every line
    If I had the chance to eat Ice Cream again
    Or chocolate cookies, Snookies

    Weight gain. I Must buy a Peloton
    I will pedal and eat donuts.
    To Heck with how we were

    Try Laughter It might catch on

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  9. February 25, 2021 at 2:32 am

    I wish I lived in one of those countries where people deemed fat as being attractive. The people (women) that really annoy me are the ones that have the nerve to say that they wish they could gain some weight. I feel like saying, “Yes, you’d look so much better if you did”, but of course, I can’t say things like that so I resort to insincerity.

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    • February 25, 2021 at 6:27 am

      Insincerity has seen me through many a potentially awkward conversation

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