Friendly Date

Out for a bite,
huge appetite,
plates are all out,
mind fills with doubts.
To eat this now,
breaks silent vow.
try to loose weight,
or take the bait.

Friends out to brunch,
decide to munch,
they all fit in,
all are quite thin.
They eat and laugh,
split mine in half,
then say “I’m full”,
hunger still pulls.

Drink some water,
hunger alters,
stay on health track,
do not feel lack.
Time soon passes,
sweeps and splashes,
was not easy,
goals land freely.

Lunch out with friends,
compliments blend,
still unfulfilled,
but health rebuilds.
Feel accepted,
yet rejected,
what they now see,
was always me.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What do you see #161 November 21, 2022

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  1. heartbreaking because if i love the food, trust that i’d eat it all especially if i’m hungry and i paid for it. πŸ™‚ this was very relatable, dear friend. another wonderful piece that depicts our society.

  2. The ending of your poem was the bare truth. We socialize with all sorts of friends, but the best are those with whom we can be ourselves. Thanks for joining in.

  3. Oh, i can understand the feeling… for sure, it’s often hard to relish good moments with friends while on a tight diet, especially when it’s some dinner and they don’t understand your latest decisions with eating. What a noble and touching piece, Grace πŸ’•πŸ’–

  4. Wonderful poem, Grace. I can totally identify with this. Although I’m trying to lose weight, if I’m out with friends, I tend to eat everything rather than leave half. Perhaps, a throwback from being brought up to finish everything on my plate. This is also very telling of today’s society. I especially love your last stanza. Be well, Grace Xx πŸ’“

    1. Im with you,πŸ’•πŸ€£πŸ’•though these days people put so much pressure on each other over eating habits and choices, it’s crazy. β€œLive and let live β€œ is my motto. Make the best choices for yourself and move on. Each body is different.πŸ’•

      1. Absloutely! I will not be around someone that insists on checking out my portions. LOL
        Food, laughter and and good times all go hand in hand.
        I workout so I can EAT! LOL seriously!

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