Slave to Food

Slave to Food without realizing it.

Thou stand before us looking for sympathy asking the world to be sympathic

in your hours of loneliness in your room binging

in food you seek strength

Pressed for attention, thou surrender.

unlike the starving children of the world who cries themselves to sleep

you are the fortunate one, throughout your days and nights with varieties

A hungry child can only have vivid dreams

of such festivities as you stuff and burps.

Don't expect me to be sympathetic

because where there is actions, there is a reaction,

to the foolish face of praise,

somehow, this world was kind to you

therefore, you weaken your soul with fast food,

Don't expect me to be sympathetic

a wise man once said "that for of the soul the body form doth take

for soul is form and doth the body take,

how does the mind of this intellectual works,

it depends on the mood of the intellects

and what lies before them at that present moment

and the will power to say no to they captors

fast foods.

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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

EGADS! Darknlovely. Do you know that woman? You know to some food is addiction. But your right, some stuff up with the poison fast food out of gluttony, while the poor starving children can only dream about milk-shakes. No sorry feeling for those types of heavies.

lavender3957 5 years ago

This is so sad. I hope this poor woman finds the help she needs to overcome her overeating. There are alot of people and children starving, but she may have a disease that simply can not be helped.

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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Disgusting. I am not judging. I always felt nauseous in my childhood when I saw fat women, especially fat naked women. There was one girl in my class and while she was only slightly overweight, her body moved liked jello when she was running and she loved to run.

I hated her name, almost never warmed up to the name after, I hate jello and I feel uneasy looking at heavily or grossly overweight people.

But I don't judge. Did you ask yourself how many people in the name of profit produce food that is junk? Advertise that food to defenseless children? How many people actively participate in stopping world hunger? What do you do?

Pointing fingers is easy. We all have our weaknesses and vices. Not all of them are so "In your face!"

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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

Kallin2010 thank you for commenting, before i judge i looked for the sources, on certain article i follows


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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

Alastar what can I say, after reading that story,

I never felt any sympathy for this individual

Lavender, love the fragrant thank you for reading my hub

sometimes, life is unpredictable

to all of you


pj 5 years ago

For that woman to reach that condition she has to have some problems in her life, every one is addicted to something, I feel sorry for her and the children without. when I think of all the billions wasted on space programmes that could feed this planet it saddens me. This worlds wealth is so unfairly divided, Thank you Darknlovely

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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

No sympathy here either. She look pitiful and a bit proud at the same time. Pitiful more like it . I know you checked the article for facts and your poem is very good. UP!

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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Wow ... this is sad ... I agree with you, will power is needed! How do people let themselves get so heavy? Is it necessary?

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thejeffriestube 5 years ago from United States

You know, there are medical conditions that cause this sort of thing to occur. I know of a few firsthand, before anyone tries to call BS. Before judging, maybe consider that not EVERYTHING is a result of poor will power or decisions.

I'll add that the idiot she married was not only an enabler, but probably encouraged her to get heavy, then told her she had to stay because no one would want her.

I would say she is courageous in her decision to dump that guy and get herself healthy. I could not imagine doing something so deadly to my wife.

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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I think you are right too Mr. Thejeffriestube. I am sure there are illnesses or perhaps certain body-types which are prone to becoming heavier. Are there no remedies for such conditions though? I honestly do not know and I am not implying or taking any assumptions here. I do think I need to learn more about it.

My apology if my comment was insulting to anyone, I did not mean it as such.

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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

Hello everyone, I did not picked on this poor woman to write about, I read about article her, she seem so proud of eating her way that state and blaming it on her hubby for providing all the junk food, now, he left her, she is thinking of going on a diet, i posted the link

that you all can read for yourself, and this hub is base on her only, , I am quite sure that there all illnesses that is unpalatable, which lead to that state, (obese)

however, read the article and you would get an idea,

one love and blessed

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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

I have no sympathy for her?

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mariefontaine 5 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

This is incredibly sad. I saw something on tv about a lady who is proud to be 700+ pounds and wants to get up to a thousand. I shake my head in sadness of the greediness of our American society.

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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

This woman has an illness--an eating disorder--and she is incredibly in denial. It's similar to drug addiction in the way she cannot control it. This is a very sad situation, especially if she has children who need her. If she doesn't accept the reality and get professional help (probably hospitalization in her case), she will die and leave her children without a mother.

And, yes, I do feel sorry for her because she's caught in a deadly addiction just as powerful as any other. She probably has very low self-esteem, but talks as though she's "proud" of her obesity because she thinks she can't do anything to help herself. It's similar to laughing in the face of death.

People who pay to see her grotesque body are contributing to her death.

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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

Jadewisdom thank you for stopping, the woman is definetely in denial, I will pray for her.

blessed DL

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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

Mariefontaine, probaby this the same lady who you saw on televison who wanted to gain more weigh

thank you for commenting

Peace within.


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sweetie1 5 years ago from India

Hi darknlovely, There are people who eat to live but some like me live to eat. We all know what happens when you eat more than your fair share of fod. Heart problems, diabetes, artiritis, breathlessness to name a few. I had never heard about donna but thanks for her pics and also i exercise a lot and keep my weight in check so if i eat more calories any day it would be 30 mins more on treadmill next day.

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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

Hello sweetie1 thank so much for stopping by and I love your comment, some people just love to eat, even when they are not hungry , and good for you, and remember your health must always come first

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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

That is many mysteries of life. Many toil in vain for food while others live in over abundance. You write so well voted awesome, funny, beautiful and interesting

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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

Thank for the read,


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ladyjojo 5 years ago

Hmmmm this is life some have too much to eat, some waste while others starve to death. I too am guilty of wasting food at times though it hurts me i do it due to awful taste or too much. But some people really have no limit to eating they are just greedy in the modern world they call it Obssessive Compulsive Disorder ( EATING CRAVE) Can see food least they taste it.

I think sometimes it have to do with the correct up bringing if everything a child see to eat he or she must have it and the parents shove everything in their mouths is know they'll be lickrish.

Really hope some miracles work for the lady above ;)

GOD is able to take away the food habit

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