Poem: Weight Intervention
Is your loved one killing themselves with food? OBESITY IS A DANGEROUS EPIDEMIC. Showing them this poem might help...
i know you think you’re not obese and hang on to that thought
but do you know that means you’re now an extra yard too short?
someone of your weight should measure over 8 feet tall
so you’re just a healthy person who got crumpled in a fall?
don’t fool yourself or me by saying you don’t have much to eat
somewhere in your day you must be having treats
and in between the chocolate bars, burgers and the chips
you must be eating something else that’s going to your hips
don’t look at me as if you think i’m being quite unfair
your bod just isn’t capable of metabolising air
to get and be the size you are it’s what goes in your mouth
some sticks around your face and neck but most is going south
your chin is disappearing in the collar of your neck
you’re such a lovely person but where’s your self-respect
to let yourself get in this state and do you even care
that very prematurely one day you won’t be there?
if the blubber doesn’t kill you diabetes lies in wait,
a heart attack or stroke and you’re leaving that to fate?
i want you to be happy and live life to the full
i want to grow quite old with you and not dread every call
i can’t pass you in a doorway or pass you on the stairs
and you know i only tell you this because i really care
your heart is pumping blood around an extra mile of pipe
and you probably have apnoea to wreck your sleep at night
your pubes are looking puny though i know you cannot see
one of us knows how they look and that is only me
you can’t sneak up on me whilst i’m watching stuff on tele
‘cos before you’re even in the room i can see your belly
it precedes you through a doorway and it makes it hard to sit
the kids can’t sit upon your lap – there’s nothing left of it!
you cannot take exertion, it makes your muscles hurt
your body’s stretched and straining now just like that old t-shirt
i beg you take control before it gets to be too late
whenever that might be because there isn’t a set date
you have to make a change today for your sake and for mine
‘cos every day you don’t is now a day on borrowed time.