Junk Food Junkie

Junk Food Junkie

A Poem by G. K. Bostic

I'm feeling awfully restless

As I pace across the floor.

I had a snack an hour ago

But now I'm craving more.


I want something sweet, gooey and good 

But I hate to go out in the cold,

Bundle up, drive to the grocery store..

Yet my yearning just won't be consoled.


So I sit back down in my easy chair,

Turn on the TV, boot up the computer...

Maybe I just need a little distraction

So I won't be a kitchen looter.


No, I really need  some chocolate

Though cookies or chips might do.

There's no ice cream in the freezer

What am I going do?


There's lots of food in the pantry,

but nothing fulfills my need.

The craving keeps growing within me

I must feed my yearnings greed.


Ah. the answer is clear - I've remembered!

Last week I bought Hershey's Kisses.

I hid them away in my lingerie drawer

Ha!  My craving shall now get its wishes!







© 2011 G. K. Bostic

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Love this....shades of Shel Silverstein abound brilliantly here...and that is a high compliment from where I sit. Very fun write.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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After reading the first stanza, I cracked up---that sounds like me! I enjoyed reading this smooth write---your very well-selected choice of words make this a fun-reading poem! I'm not sure about others, but I know I can relate to this . . . it's amazing how I feel hungry NOW that I've read this!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Actually, I think the second stanza is fine. The way I read it, the words had a good flow. Anyway, I love this poem :P I crave ice cream all the time. And when I say all the time, I mean -all- the time. ...almost. haha.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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This is a really cute poem, and I can definitely relate! I would just suggest that you reread the poem out loud so that you can easily pinpoint which lines need a syllable or two trimmed off or added on (hint: the second stanza is a great place to start)

Posted 9 Years Ago

Love it! That's exactly how i feel when I want something sweet or to snack on!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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haha this is brilliant!! I think this is a universal addiction! one many try to discourage at this time of year! really great read, you weave humour into your poems so effortlessly!! nice!!!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Hahahahahaha! Love it, neede a laugh! EXCELLENT!!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Lol!! a lively and humorous poetry here! I'm shamed to say that I share in this horrible addiction! Great prompt write!!!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Lively and feels very real! It is true - we all have these cravings from time to time. Nice work!

Posted 9 Years Ago

great response to the prompt , lively and playful ~

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on January 1, 2011
Last Updated on January 1, 2011
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G. K. Bostic
G. K. Bostic


Retired Special Education Teacher & Supervisor, Writer of poetry and Nanowrimo novel, wife, mother, grandmother, and lover of country. I can be found at www.gkbostic.com Update: Since I wrote this .. more..

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