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Monday, Jun 25 2007 - at the party

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at the party
i sat in my chair
and watched
all the people go by
eating hot dogs
and burgers
and key lime pie

at the party
i wasnít tempted
by the cold buffet
chicken salad
and cheese dips
i passed by each tray

not a cold one
a brewski
or a glass of chablis
no, i didnít indulge
i simply enjoyed
the good company

but like a sore thumb
i still stuck out
as the heaviest one there
without a doubt

i only knew the host
and one other couple
my husband knew more
so he had no trouble
mingling and talking
and drinking his beer
while i sat on the lawn
in my nice folding chair

rhonda and i chatted
and gabrielle played her songs
it was a sunny afternoon
and amazingly
i felt very strong

because temptation
surrounded me
on every single plate
but i drank my water
and didnít tempt fate
by giving into the calories
wow, that sure felt great

it can be done,
i thought to myself
i survived a party
without too much help
just my will power
and water and
desire to succeed
a yogurt, some carrots
under a cool shade tree

by the time we left
i was as high as a kite
on life that is
because temptation
didnít bite

perhaps for the first time
since this journey began
i felt confident and energized
and food was my friend

at the party
i had so much fun
but most of all
i felt that i won

i brought home the prize
my victory secure
i can beat this thing
of this i am now sure

so i woke up this morning
with my spirits renewed
and all it took was a party
and a plate
without food


NOTE TO ALL: I love all your input. Do you think I should call this one "At the Party" or "Plate Without Food"? I was torn. I went with the first title, but I like the other one too. Let me know what you think. Have a great day!!

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10 comments so far.

10.

7 years ago

I like the title "at the Party" or how bout "all it took was a party". This is truly inspiring...the positive feelings and emotions that you walked away with. Your plate was filled with confidence, motivation, achievement and control . I am in awe of your writing abilities.
Have a wonderful day.

by LUCKYDUCK2

LUCKYDUCK2

9.

7 years ago

:clap: :thumbu2: :clap:!!! :love:, Kristen

by KRITTI

8.

7 years ago

What a great success! I like "plate without food" but either is good. And I loved the poem. Instead of feeling "like a sore thumb" you chose to celebrate your success of the "plate without food" --- I guess that's why I like that title-- and you enjoyed yourself! Thank you for sharing it.

by BUN201

BUN201

7.

7 years ago

:) thank you for the comment and mood boost!!!
have a great day! you're writing is very good; i like the titel "at the party".

by MYCIE

MYCIE

6.

7 years ago

:) I like at the party. That was a good poem. Congratulations on your success.

Evie

by BLUEMOON

BLUEMOON

5.

7 years ago

I love it! I like "At the Party" myself - but like everyone said, either would work. You're quite the writer.... Congratulations on your triumph at the party! :clap:

by LESLIEC

LESLIEC

4.

7 years ago

:wave1: Congratulations on your success. That sure was a big one, too. I like the title you picked, but either one would work. Have a great day. :)

by JUSTPATTI

JUSTPATTI

3.

7 years ago

I like At the Party. It really was more about being at the party in every sense of the word rather than what you were missing. Kudos!

by DIMPLEGRIN1

DIMPLEGRIN1

2.

7 years ago

Kudos on your success! I like "Plate without Food."
:clap: :clap:

by SCALEHO

SCALEHO

1.

7 years ago

:wave1: Good morning....I think the one you picked is good...Hope you are having a good day...:)

by BIGGRAMMA

BIGGRAMMA