Published in Memories and Other Verses, June 1991.

DIETING IS NO CHOP!

No meat pies, green peas, no mash;
No sausage, no frankfurts no bun;
No pizzas, no fish and chips; no ice-cream;
No trifles, no cheese-cake, no fun!

It is sunflower seeds, millet and wheatgerm;
Carrots and salads by the ton;
Skim milk, cottage cheese and yoghurt;
Dieting is no chop, dieting is no fun!

No wore pleasure in eating;
Salivary juices no longer run;
Aroma of food no longer excites;
Dieting is no chop, dieting is no fun!