Not That Bad of a Habit, Surely… Not That Terrible of a Poetry Parody

Every time you come around, you know I can’t say no
Every time I see that brown, I want you to console.
I open up my eyes (and mouth); my diet plan explodes
But all -night- -I- -taste- something won-der-ful…

Candy jackets lead to
Closets, hiding alone
Whispered nothings to a Snicker’s, or Toblerone.
Swearin’ I won’t eat one more; we know how that’ll go
I can’t help it with these blues; no booze; I chews

My bad(?) habit
Means I’m passed out, red in the face
And we know I’ve lost control of the size of my waist
I was lookin’ to eat well …but I’ve got canapés
I shouldn’t eat it after nine, I whine
I’m fine, my choc’late habit is all mine….

Ooh-eye, ooh-eye
My choc’late habit is all mine
Ooh-eye, ooh-eye
This bad(?) habit is just fine.

©2022 Chel Owens

Thanks, Pixabay

I’m sure Geoff said we were supposed to take the first line of any sort of poetic piece, right? Like, a song; right? …I’m doubly sure you can do better for this round of Terrible Poetry. Go ahead!

20 thoughts on “Not That Bad of a Habit, Surely… Not That Terrible of a Poetry Parody

  1. obbverse May 15, 2022 / 5:28 pm

    Nice. I’m taken by that alone/Toblerone line.(Toblerone- the eternal triangle?)
    Well, Chel, I’ll tell a sorry truth / I can give up cocao anytime I want to, / Except when tempted by a Baby Ruth, / Then I regret to say I want two.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens May 15, 2022 / 7:49 pm

      😀 Toblerone was my favorite, too. The “canapé” is a close second; if only it weren’t so awkward with the meter…

      I’ve been on a diet these last weeks
      Eating veg and bucking treats
      Choc’late’s not been on my plate
      It’s *almost* worth all the lost weight…

      Liked by 1 person

      • Gr8BigFun May 16, 2022 / 6:33 am

        But a nice piece of dark chocolate is low cal and it’s great for the immune system. 🙂 I know I’m just an enabler!

        Liked by 1 person

        • Chel Owens May 16, 2022 / 11:40 pm

          I’ve actually been thinking about that one. Seriously.


  2. Frank Hubeny May 15, 2022 / 6:03 pm

    I hear chocolate is healthy, but then again I hear a lot of things. I especially liked these two lines:
    “I shouldn’t eat it after nine, I whine
    I’m fine, my choc’late habit is all mine….”

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Richmond Road May 15, 2022 / 9:48 pm

    I kneel before you, my dear Lord
    Please hear my confession
    I crave for things I can’t afford
    Why did you give me such obsession?
    This love of women, food and wine
    Unsavoury habits
    There’s people like me everywhere.
    Alas! We breed like rabbits
    I realise that You mean the best
    You have the right intentions
    But these sensations, great temptations
    They are Your inventions
    And did I mention chocolate, Lord?
    Why did you think of that?
    I only eat it when I’m bored
    Now I’m bored of getting fat
    Take it from my pockets ,Lord
    It’s makers you should smite
    Then Lord I’ll give you everything
    After one last bite.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Nope, Not Pam May 15, 2022 / 9:50 pm

    It works for me ☺️

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens May 16, 2022 / 11:36 pm

      You must also enjoy a good chocolate habit.


      • Nope, Not Pam May 17, 2022 / 3:20 am

        I haven’t eaten chocolate for 6 months now, but it doesn’t taste right anymore

        Liked by 1 person

        • Chel Owens May 17, 2022 / 6:34 am

          I’m sorry. That happened to me when I was pregnant with my first. I think it must be a hormone thing.

          Liked by 1 person

  5. robstroud May 15, 2022 / 10:46 pm

    Who doesn’t love chocolate???

    (If you find someone who says they don’t… don’t trust them.)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens May 22, 2022 / 10:31 pm

      Oh, man. Controlling my eating without chocolate is so hard! I feel for you.

      Liked by 1 person

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