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Something in the Air, Changes.

Updated on March 12, 2011

Fish and Chips

Fish and chips I remember you, sprinkled with vinegar, salt too,

served from the newspaper, news print on hands, grease on my mouth, steam from the mounds.

Tasting you now, it ain't the same, you come in fancy cardboard boxes, bearing your name.

Fish and chips you read out loud, you once pleased the masses out in the crowd.

The aroma of vinegar passes your nose, don't inhale quickly, bad mistake

or your portion of fish and chips could escape,

Oh that familar feeling, batter done to perfection no more slides down

Instead I feel incredibly sick, so over full my stomach is ill

the contents it holds, are rumbling below,

Weighing like a tonne of bricks, I need to be sick.

Slimming World has done this for me, not just producing curves you see,

but more in the lines of teaching me to dine

on finer things than fish and chips, and you know what?

I don't miss you at all. Give me a yoghurt instead!


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    • The Frog Prince profile image

      The Frog Prince 

      7 years ago from Arlington, TX

      I don't know about giving up any of the foods I like!!!

      YIKES! What a thought. Makes my leg twitch like Chrissy Matthew's does when he thinks about Obama leaving office.

      Oh my!!!

      That was good. Thumbs up. Voted up!

      The Frog

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      toknwinfo thank you for you lovely comment. My partner Gordon hates this poem, he tells me it is pure sh-t. Just goes to show how individual we all are lol

      Hi Bobbi how are you my friend. I have to worry about my curves else the toy boy taxi driver may look for another older model lol. Thank you for stopping by.

    • BobbiRant profile image


      7 years ago from New York

      My weakness IS things like those fish and chips. I guess the older I get the less I worry about my curves anyway. I want to say to people: "This is my body, so deal with it." :0) Great hub.

    • toknowinfo profile image


      7 years ago

      Your poem did a great job of putting a smile on my face. Very cute and oh so true. Voted up and funny.

    • Genna East profile image

      Genna East 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Yogurt can be appealing, but the old world style F&C is a lost art. Kudos on this adorable hub. :)

    • Mrs. J. B. profile image

      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Nettie: WHAT??? YOGURT???? OH HELL NO, I WANT THOSE FRIES!!!!!

      Love You, LeeLee

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Thank you for stopping by again Susan, this hub was an attempt at something else gone wrong lol I really must try to concentrate on my writing more.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I miss those fish n chips wrapped in newsprint. They tasted so good back then. I agree the cardboard boxed ones are Yick!


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