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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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 1 Month 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 1 Month 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 4 Months 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 4 Months 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 5 Months Ago

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



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