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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Health and Fitness  |  House: Booksie Classic

We have ways of making you thin!



It’s been brought to our attention that

Our population is too fat,

We’re going to have to deal with it

We can’t be having that.


You all need much more exercise

And you need to eat much less,

But how can we make sure that

You will do what is the best.


There’s something we can do

That will get you all to walk,

We’ll put up the cost of transport

So to use it you will balk.


We’ll put up the cost to own a car

The gas we’ll hammer too,

As long as we are all okay

We won’t worry about you.


And when it comes to diet

Perhaps there’s a way for us to fix

What you’re putting on the table

When there’s money in the mix.


We can mess around with taxes

We can put things out of reach

But don’t be looking to us

To practice what we preach.


We go to all the banquets

And drink the finest wine

And it’s paid for by your taxes --

Don’t worry, you’ll be fine.


We’ll think up a plan of action

To get you back to health

As long as it does not impact

On the countries wealth.


Don’t look at us all personally,

We might not look so fit,

But we are in your government

Just you remember it.


The studies are all pointing to

A national exercise plan

So take advantage of your freedom

Cause we’ll make you if we can.


A morning range of exercise,

A diet of bread and water,

If we put you on it long enough

You’ll weigh more what you oughta.

Submitted: September 22, 2016

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Lionel Walfish

Another good ( and fun) one, Hully.
You nail it on the head, each time.
When the government kicks in on things like that (healthy diet for all ) you can rest assured that 'payola' is going to line pockets in the lower chambers.

Fri, September 23rd, 2016 1:22am


Thanks, Lionel.
I heard on the news that they were thinking of bringing in a national exercise plan. Visions of China went through my head and I wrote and posted it straight away. I might do a short story on the same thing -- dripping with sarcasm of course.
Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

Fri, September 23rd, 2016 12:33am

Mike S.

Very clever, Hully!

Fri, September 23rd, 2016 10:24pm


Glad you thought so, Mike. There's nothing quite like a bit of cynical sarcasm to let frustration out!

Fri, September 23rd, 2016 3:27pm

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