A Fitbit in my stocking!
A not-so subtle hint
that I should take up jogging,
avoid candy, chocolate, mint.
All went well for a few short days,
but then, oh, cardinal sin!
Out shopping while I was hungry,
my resolve was wearing thin.
“One quick bite is all I need,
a little lunch won’t hurt.”
Justifying my decision,
I vowed not to have dessert.
I savored a juicy burger
and devoured salty fries.
But I can’t track those extra calories,
‘cause I lost my Fitbit down at Five Guys!
© Catherine Flynn, 2016
This is based on a true story, although it didn’t happen to me. When a friend told me she lost her Fitbit at Five Guys, I knew I had to write a poem using that line. I’ve taken a lot of poetic license in this draft, so please don’t judge my friend!
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9 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: “Good Intentions””
Love how you turned your friend’s comment into a fun-filled timely poem! Who knew that dessert and hurt rhymed? Thanks for making me start 2016 with a smile!
Things just never turn out well for good intentions! (Love the back story!)
Happy New Year!
I’ve never been to Five Guys although there’s one about 5 miles from here, but it’s on my list of places to try. I’ll hold on tightly to my Fitbit when I go! Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Love this one, Catherine – and the story that goes with it! Happy New Year, my friend.
Fun, fun! Perfect blend of storytelling in poetry. Love you inspire! Happy New Year!
This is a funny take on the FitBit. We make such great plans but then we get hungry. I’m gonna try again, though, as I do each year.
Five Guys is tempting…
Happy New Year, Catherine!
Catherine, I love your “story” poem. It reminds me of the wonderful gifts my daughter and son-in-law gave my husband and me last year-fitbits. We were so enthralled with tracking our progress until each one of us lost the tiny gadget. Now I replaced the fitbit with the Steps app and woe is me-I started baking for the holidays. Happy New Year!