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Thread #148849   Message #3587653
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
30-Dec-13 - 05:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: First Joke Thread of 2013
Subject: RE: BS: First Joke Thread of 2013
'Twas the Week After Christmas

'Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the house,
I found nothing to fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I'd nibble, the eggnog I'd taste,
all the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales, there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).
I remembered the marvelous meals I'd prepared...
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared.

The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese,
and the way that I never said, "No thank you, please."
As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt,
and prepared once again to battle the dirt,

I said to myself, as I only can,
"You can't spend a winter dressed up like a man!"
So away with the last of the sour cream dip,
get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip.

Every last bit of food that I like must be banished,
until all the additional ounces have vanished.
I won't have a cookie, not even a lick.
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.

I won't have hot biscuits, or cornbread, or pie.
I'll munch on a carrot -- and quietly cry.
I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore,
but isn't that what January is for?

Unable to giggle, no longer a riot,
Happy New Year to all!!!
.....and to all...a good diet!