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I've Got A Belly
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By Gary James Smith
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A little something on the lighter side...food for thought...or in this case thought for food...ha ha...hope you enjoy ...

I've Got A Belly

I've got a belly that says feed me 
I'm trying to keep it quiet
Particularly since I'm overweight
Actually I should be on a diet
But a fridge and cupboards surround me
There's food from wall to wall
Just when I think I'm on the mend
The hunger pains start their call

I don't know how it kick starts
But whamo! There it goes
My mind begins areeling 
I can feel in my toes
My feet start exercising
They know the pattern well 
Out of the livingroom into the kitchen
What shall I eat pray tell

I attempt to crush this feeling 
So many thoughts begin to swirl.
Toast and jam or pancakes
The thought of it's a thrill
I have to immediately remind myself
And come quickly to my senses
Hey! I say.. what are you doing
Do away with all your pretenses

I have to take the bull by the horns
And take it to the mat
Otherwise I'll just grow and grow
And probably end up fat
Discipline. .yes discipline 
Yes that's the key I think
I know I should be swimming
But I feel I'm about to sink

I could give an answer that's sew sew
I can think of nothing better
Then to stitch my lips temporarily
Until I see I'm getting thinner
But no I'm not going to go that route
I'm going to go with something safer
Oh boy I just glanced on my way back to the living room
And I think I spied a chocolate wafer!

Copyright March 18  2020  4:32 PM

Gary James Smith


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Submitted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Last Updated: Sunday, March 22, 2020

About the Poet
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in January of 1972. I was married on Oct 21,1966 to my wife Linda who also loves the Lord. We have ten children and now twenty-four grand children. In Aug 2012 we got the announcement of the birth of our first GREAT grand child (a baby girl). I was thrilled to find others of like precious faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! What a Savior! I am presently living in Champion, Alberta, Canada but we are originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. That is where the poem Canadian Tribute to America was birthed. One Sunday as I walked across the city on my way to church I came to the top of a hill and looked across at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After watching the events of the Sept 11 tragedy it was weighing on my heart and mind and the Lord gave me these words. We came to Calgary and when my oldest daughter saw this poem she said, �Dad, what�s this?� and I said a poem and she replied �Dad, that�s not a poem , that�s a song� and she then went to the piano and began to sing and play it. The result of which turned into a song entitled, A Canadian Tribute to America which she recorded on CD. garyjamessmith2005@yahoo.ca


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