Belly Up

Too much of desserts and of deli
Most often will cause a big belly
But one shouldn't be laughed at
Hee-hawed and gaffed at
Just 'cause his belly's like jelly

A person shouldn't be hounded
For having a belly that's rounded
There may be no solution
For his constitution
That keeps him so very well grounded

Disallowing him sweets and his beers
Would most certainly bring him to tears
Don't make him forego
That stuff he loves so
Just to end your jeers and your sneers

It would be so terribly cruel
To deny him his fattening fuel
Would it make him a winner
Just 'cause he'd be thinner
And open to less ridicule?

It's not intelligently based
To condemn a man for his waist
It just shouldn't be done
It's mean and not fun
And is really in very poor taste

by Stan Cooper...7/2000 graphic by Don Hunt

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Written on 2007-03-20 at 20:21

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Nice poem. I am somewhat rotund, so I agree wholeheartedly.