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Contemporary Cautionary tale
The Chief Defect of Bobby Haynes
In the same vein as ,Henry King', who 'ate little bits of string', children should take advice from their parents as to what is good for them.
The chief defect of Bobby Haynes
Was eating fast food from the chains:
He guzzled burgers, pizzas, chips
Anything would pass his lips.
The weight piled on and he grew fat,
Obese and lazy, not just that
His guts were groaning from the spoil
Of sugar, carbs, MSG and oil.
His parents googled the best physicians,
Obesity specialists, dieticians,
All these pros were duly called
And when they arrived they were appalled.
They each announced concern, disquiet
For this suffering boy’s unhealthy diet,
They asked why his parents gave permission
For their son to consume such grim nutrition.
“He wouldn’t eat his fruit or greens
We thought his size was in the genes
He swallowed kebabs when he was younger
We didn’t want him to die of hunger.”
“Well there’s nothing medicine can cure,”
Declared the medics, “we are sure
Without you parents determinedly infringing
To stop his frenzied fast food binging.”
“He’ll die unless you feed him health’ly
For breakfast, dinner, lunch and tea.”
But Bob’s mum continued unwitting abuse
By giving in to her son’s bad choice.
Mum, dad both knew their son was grave
And when he demanded drink they gave
Him fizzy pop to quench his thirst,
With that, the wretched child just burst.