Twas My 51st Year
By Katie Collins
1.Twas my 51st year 6. So off to HI
And all through the house, And Linda I ran.
Were signs and symptoms I’d heard from my friends
Of unwelcome pounds. They had a do-able plan.
2. I’d long since forgotten 7. This plan, it made sense.
What it meant to eat right. And it worked! Yes, yes, yes!
I’d pick here and there, The pounds, they ticked off,
Well into the night. Not more, but less.
3. Not chips, mind you, 8. There were proteins and starches,
Or cookies or sweets, Fruits and veggies,
I’d just eat LOTS of everything, Dairy and exercise,
Veggies and meats. “Pass the water, please!”
4. Of course, there was cheese, 9. The wedding day came
And salted sardines, And I fit into the dress.
And the culprit extreme More important than that, though,
Were the nibbles-in-between. I was feeling my BEST!
5. Then my son, he proposed, 10. The time was right…
And caused a great chatter… The plan so sensible.
A wedding was coming! Here’s to HI!
I just couldn’t get fatter! I think it’s INCREDIBLE!