Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Dark Advice

You don’t need to go to the gym
Or diet to stay very slim,
But what you must do
Is easy for you:
The lights in the house you must dim.

The experts say people eat less
When lighting is not in excess.
Just turn off the light
Completely tonight.
Your weight you will quickly address.

In darkness you can’t over-eat.
A diet like this you can’t beat:
You won’t find your fork,
Potato or pork,
Your pudding, your pickle or meat.

Just hibernate – that is the thing!
Imagine what darkness can bring.
Just act like a bear,
Curl up in your lair,
And wake up quite slim in the spring.

© Vala Hafstad

Mellow setting puts fast food consumers in a mood to ... eat less

Vala Hafstad lives in Minnesota. She writes humorous poems for children and, occasionally, their parents.

10 comments:

  1. Am eating my full English breakfast in a cupboard by candlelight. Fun poem. Does it come with a guarantee?...

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    1. Thank you very much. The only guarantee is from the bears.
      Vala

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  2. If McDonalds cop this won't they paint everything in hi-viz?
    NL

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    1. I'm afraid they might.
      Vala

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  3. Edda Björk Ármannsdóttir11 September 2012 at 13:52

    Ég er hrædd um að ég hafi þróað með mér aðferð til að sjá í myrkri...

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  4. Wonderful! This is the answer to my prayers. I did enjoy the poem too.

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad I could help.
      Vala

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  5. Does this apply to candlelit meals for two? ;-)

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    1. No doubt it does - especially if you add music.
      Vala

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