Several ladies of a certain age
Gathered, in lunch and gossip to engage.
Their consciences they struggled to assuage,
Recounting incidents, some sad, some droll,
Of the way salt and sugar take their toll,
And of the dangers of cholesterol;
Then ordered fries and pies and meats and such,
Declaring, ''I don't eat these goodies much!''
Ingesting foods they'd sworn they'd never touch.
Then home they went to stand upon the scale,
To call their doctors and complain and wail,
And buy Size 20's at a local sale.
No need to feel so guilty or so coy;
Stop kvetching, ladies, and enjoy, enjoy!