his mouth keeping score

His life was crazy,
No time to smell daisies,
His freedom was hazy,
Never was lazy.

Bound to chores galore,
With time he was at war,
Trying for that much more,
His mouth keeping score.

Stresses ruled the day,
And made his body pay,
The food piled on his tray,
Explode, he just may.

Only while eating,
Was joy more than fleeting,
Scarfing between meetings,
Esteem defeating.

Cake, pie, and cookies,
Steaks and other goodies,
No cure for the munchies,
Nothing was funny.

Around the cycle,
The viciousness viral,
Eating and stress spiral,
Failing health vital.

Eat to stave off stress,
Just adding to the mess,
His heart in full court press,
No way to do less.

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Written in response to the latest Prompts for the Promptless from Queen Creative:

prompts for the promptless, kummerspeck, rarasaur, graysonqueen, queencreative
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

(German) Literally translates to β€œGrief bacon”, and refers to the excess weight gained through emotional over-eating.

Thanks to nettastrophe.wordpress.com for the idea!

Suggested Prompts:

  • Tell us about your go-to comfort foods.
  • Do emotions affect your eating habits? Share!
  • Explore the concept of over or under eating.
  • Write a story or poem where a character experiences this!
  • Share a picture that means Kummerspeck to you!
  • … or make up your own related prompt!
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