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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Junk Food (08/30/12)

TITLE: Fluffy Junk
By Benjamin Graber
09/03/12


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I stuff my face with twinkies
To try and ease my stress,
But the calories keep multiplying,
Just worsening the mess;

The candy in the pantry
Keeps calling out my name,
But sugar stays beyond today,
And I can’t play that game!

The processed foods I’m craving for
All carry fake IDs;
They’re filled with poisonous chemicals
That are slowly killing me.

The empty claims seduce my senses,
And I reach out again,
But the fluffy junk just leaves me wishing
I had not given in—

As I develop self-control,
I find a better way;
I toss the twinkies in the trash
And drive past Chick-Fil-A;

The temptations do not hold a candle
To good, nutritious food;
The vegetables will make me strong,
Roast beef enhances my mood.

A banquet full of wholesome food
Takes time to be prepared,
But finally my heart is satisfied—
’Tis no longer filled with air.


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Francy Judge 09/09/12
This poem is so true. I like the verse: the processed food I'm craving for all carry fake ID's. Much of the rhythm flows very well--only a couple of verses might be changed slightly to flow better. Nice job.
Myrna Noyes09/10/12
I agree with the message of your poem! I feel so much "cleaner" inside when I eat nutritious foods like fruits and veggies, nuts and seeds, grains, legumes, etc. Most of your piece had good rhythm, and I enjoyed reading it.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/12/12
This is a lovely piece. The rhymes and rhythm spot on. I could see myself in your MC and need to once again take control and make some better choices.