Glutton …


Can i have six cobs of corn and some baby back ribs to go
Hurry please, i have to make it to this culinary show
Oh, i almost forgot, i need an extra large soda with a blueberry pie and three large fries
Make sure my baby back ribs are well done and filled with spice
Is that chocolate chip cookie i see there in the glass case?
I’ll take six please, hurry my friend, make haste
Wait, That smell, i know it anywhere i go, its buffalo smoothie
I would also like a large cup of that my good friend Julie

Great, now that i have all i need it’s time to go to this food show
Mmmm, but i wonder what Billy’s grill has on the menu though.
I think i will stop there before and catch a quick bite
I long for grilled salmon roasted with sweet potatoes, wow, what a sight
Oops! Looks like I let one chip slip
Gotta find this dude quick
Wait, what’s this? a new restaurant here? now i am feeling a bit thirsty
I think i will step inside for a drink of water before continuing the journey

Waiter, Can i have a glass of water please?
And, maybe a sandwich made of cheese
I see on your menu it says turkey special, five ninety nine
I’ll take two, please be quick, i am loosing time
And while you are at it, I would like to try your hot crab soup
But before i do, please point me to the restroom, i need to poop
I am traveling a long way and i need the food so make it snappy
but mark down a dozen beef patties

Hey, look at that guy sitting over there eating an entire box of donuts
And then he later worries about his health, he must be going nuts
Hey, waiter, cancel one of my orders, i need to start eating healthy too
Hold the crab soup, bring me the largest bowl of chicken salad will you?
Somehow i still don’t feel filled
Maybe it;s because i missed dessert yesterday, but wait, i think i can make up for that. Waiter!

Clive Williams

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10 thoughts on “Glutton

  • October 31, 2017 at 12:20 PM

    Clive, this is funny – yet, It is almost an allegory of how some people live, which is sad when so many in the world never have enough to eat. Well done.

    • October 31, 2017 at 1:23 PM

      Thanks Phyllis Doyle…Every-time I myself read it seems the humor I created is still fresh.

  • October 31, 2017 at 5:58 PM

    Good fun Clive, but sadly there are many food addicts who actually consume like this. Eating yourself to death, not for me. lol Great work my friend.

  • November 1, 2017 at 12:04 PM

    Great one Clive. I took the humorous approach to it and enjoyed the second time around as well. Nice work.

  • November 1, 2017 at 9:06 PM

    What an amusing but sad poem. It is a difficult addiction for one to break. I grew up in a family that has an unhealthy addiction to sweets. You managed to catch both the humor and seriousness of gluttony.

  • November 5, 2017 at 3:13 AM

    I loved the humor in these lines, Clive, although there is a serious side to over eating. I honestly believe that eating disorders are one of the worst scenarios we as humans come across. I have experienced times of low self worth in my life, and would have turned to food for comfort. Then it is back on the healthy eating planet again, facing a situation of my own causing.


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