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Siren Song

Updated on June 1, 2015

This waistband is

A wee bit snug--

Forego desserts,

I guess I must.

But in the store,

A chocolate bar

Speaks to me by name.

Now, I know those jeans

Still fit;

Just remember

Mother's posture rule.

Passing by the bakery though,

A chocolate donut

Looks lonely on the shelf.

Today, I'll just wear sweats;

Get through the day

Breathing comfortably.



A chocolate morsel

Is melting




© 11-10-93 and  rev. 1-16-96 C.E. Carl
© C.E. Carl Elias 6-1-15
All photos by Pixabay

© 2015 Liz Elias


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  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    4 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Thanks, Sage! That's funny--I guess we're lucky there are not any chocolate seas... ;-)

  • WiccanSage profile image

    Mackenzie Sage Wright 

    4 years ago

    Ugh... the sirens of chocolate are calling... now if there were sirens in a chocolate sea, I'd be gone. With a smile on my face, no doubt. Love this.

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    4 years ago from Oakley, CA

    LOL, Kevin!

    Yes, chocolate is a healthy treat; especially the darker the better--less sugar. ;)

    All things in moderation, and you're good to go! Thanks for the vote, share and pin!

  • The Examiner-1 profile image

    The Examiner-1 

    4 years ago

    Lovely and humorous DzyMsLizzy. :-) :-)

    Chocolate is good for you, if you have the correct amount per day. I voted up, shared and pinned it.


  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    4 years ago from Oakley, CA

    LOL, bravewarrior! Sweats in winter; jeans and jeans-shorts in summer! Those are my daily "uniforms." ;)

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    Shauna L Bowling 

    4 years ago from Central Florida

    Gotta love those sweats! I practically live in mine.

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    4 years ago from Oakley, CA

    @ Kristen - Thank you. Only other chocoholics understand. Thanks for the vote; glad you enjoyed!

    @ Nell - Hee hee..yes, indeed. I'm not quite there yet--as I said, in another reply, my budget does not allow for too many treats, and certainly not for a new wardrobe! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Nell Rose 

    4 years ago from England

    LOL! yep Lizzy I know it well! in fact my trousers are so tight these days that I have to wear sweat pants!

  • Kristen Howe profile image

    Kristen Howe 

    4 years ago from Northeast Ohio

    Great poems, Lizzy. I'm a chocaholic, too. Great work with such vivid descriptions in so very little words. Voted up!

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    4 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Yes, it does seem to be an ongoing temptation. Luckily for my waistline, such treats are not in the budget very often! ;-)

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    4 years ago from United States

    This is temptation we all must face on a daily basis, and what is happy life if we don't splurge just once in a while. We still have to be mindful of our health and still...not to forget to smell the roses. Nice work my friend. whonu


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