the embarrassing job of writing poetry

without thinking (too much), i do it again
bring too many chocolates to the party

i don’t hold back for national diabetes
i can’t be responsible for what’s been done

i offer fruit punch (another sugar)
and immediately hate myself,

vow to unwrap one (or ten) evils intermittently
forever, or however long it takes to cure my disease

23: Real Toads inspiration from A Poet’s Poem



  1. (✿◠‿◠) I smiled while reading both your poem and the inspiration

    Have a nice Sunday; thanks for participating

    much love…

  2. You have created a fine balance between the title and the content of the poem – a wonderfully self-satirical piece. And thank you for the Shaughnessy poem – it is a new one for me and I love her style.

  3. I’ve got to say yours is sooo much more better than the original..❤️

  4. Angie, I love this. And I’m blessed now to have read the one you were inspired by, also. Man, have I been there. (And HERE.) Well done.

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