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If sugar solved everything

Thursday, June 20, 2013

If sugar solved everything

those tiny white crystals
seem to bring
a power punch
to push me over
whatever mountain
I face
of sleepiness

i always hope
some sweet delicious something
will power my tired engine
cheer my waning optimism
clear my foggy mind
propel the next lap

my caffeine buddy
of strong coffee
needs its own companion
sweet treat
to do its best tricks

a sweet grape
a juicy orange
a flavor-packed strawberry
is just right

but often
that donut
giant cookie
gourmet chocolate creation
buzz a bit
and settle
all around me
unused, but stored

this pantry I carry
is heavy
those tiny white crystals
luring me
with false hope.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CONFIDENTLY_FIT 6/22/2013 6:49PM

    Sugar is a dangerous little thing. A little and I always want more.

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MANDYLOVE_76 6/21/2013 11:37AM

    Love this. It makes me feel better that I am not the only one who struggles with the sugar.

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MERRYMARY42 6/20/2013 7:13PM

    I love your poem, and yes, I could have written it, such a sweet tooth, I have, but I am going to tackle it next month, big time, once and for all

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ARIELLA_ 6/20/2013 3:49PM

    Wonderful poem. I have a sweet-tooth as well, and it's amazing what power such a tiny thing can have.

The thing is - and it's so hard for me to remember this when I'm feeling upset or sad (or even bored!) - is that the sugar DOESN'T usually solve anything. In fact, when I indulge in it, I crave it even more!

I've quit most sugary treats cold-turkey, only having a chocolatey Atkins snack bar or sugar-free jello with light whipped cream. We have to train ourselves to like the healthier treat options out there, and also learn to love ourselves enough to stay strong.

Best wishes!

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