Big Mac

Big Mac

A Poem by M.E.Lyle

So...when you think you're so're not.


Big Mac

Give me a Big Mac please

No, I don’t want your apple slices

I’ll have the French fries instead.

No…I don’t care if the apples are healthier,

I want the French fries.

Yes I know my arteries probably look like

A sewage drain clogged with grease

Come to think of it…

Give me a double Mac with double cheese

Throw on some bacon too.

Yes Ma’am, I know, I’m a prime candidate for a massive coronary,

At least I’ll go out with a Big Mac in one hand,

Fries in the other,

And cheese dripping from my chin;


Listen lady, sooner or later we all

Leave this place.

A Special Note: Since this writing I have suffered a mild heart attack and undergone double bypass surgery.

 It wasn't fun...tubes sticking out from my body in every such direction, nope, not fun at all.

I don't eat Big Macs anymore. I nibble on french fries from time to time.    Because I'm fit my recovery time was quick. I ran a 3.5 mile obstacle race six months to the day after having my heart attack.

© 2017 M.E.Lyle

Author's Note

Go ahead, take another bite. I dare you.

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Wow! Didn't expect that ending. Half of all big mac eaters think nothing about what they're putting in their mouths. Score another for the fast food industry. Glad you're okay. Good poem. I'll never eat another big mac again.

Posted 6 Months Ago

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Grease traps are... Well... Grease traps... Glad to see you are okay, and it was an enjoyable write...

Posted 8 Months Ago

My granny used to say, 'abit of what you fancy, does you good.' Luckily I have educated myself to eat healthy food, and I much prefer it. My downfall is cigarettes. So it will probably be my lungs that pack up. What a horrible thought. But as your poem says, 'sooner or later we all Leave this place. I am glad your fitness helped you recover from your heart attack. Best wishes.

Posted 10 Months Ago

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Die happy with clogged arteries and have the crem smelling like a fast food outlet as the flames take you..

Posted 10 Months Ago

Well, now you've learned what I so rudely did back in '91. Heart bypass surgery ain't no small thing. (I've it done twice) I think it's wonderful that you're back in good shape. Be sure to take your lipitor, crestor, etc.

Posted 1 Year Ago

glad you survived...and a nibble once in a while is okay...Mac's fries are so hard to resist...i have them, but only once in a while---try to stay away from fried foods...
i like the conversational style of this one.

Posted 1 Year Ago

At least you're here to tell the tale.. and amusingly.. too clever for words really - but better to laugh and say thank you to the Chef in the sky. Perhaps.

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on April 29, 2017
Last Updated on April 30, 2017



Wills Point, TX

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