Christmas has been and gone,
And we’ve slept through New Year’s Day,
But between the parties and February,
January stands in the way.
Where New Year’s
Set people up for a fall,
And everyone starts making lists,
Of unattainable rules.
So half the world stops
And replaces cigarettes with snacks,
And the other half stops
And swaps food with 20 packs.
But, its early on Tuesday
And everyone’s back to work,
Their faces glowing from too much wine,
And a weight watchers card
in their purse.
They count up their points from Ryvita,
And take their cake with no cream,
While the diet industry pulls thousands of pounds,
Making money off low self-esteem.
So they all get to starve
and go to the gym,
And it all sounds very inviting,
But you know if you join in your weight will drop off,
And the consequences are frightening.
It’s not worth surviving on oranges,
And milk with minimal fat,
Don’t join the lemmings
queue for their cliff,
You deserve better than that.
Don’t get dragged down by the media,
Don’t let them reduce you to tears,
Don’t let them steal all the
time and hard work,
That you put into last year.
You are all strong and
You have a special place in my heart,
This New year let’s stick together,
And make a positive start.
Let’s not make resolutions,
To put ourselves through hell,
My only wish for 2016,
Is that we all are happy and well.
© Diane Enderby 2016