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Life's Sweet Temptations This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   I must tell you that when I saw

Those goodies on the table

I told myself that I would avoid

Them well as I was able

But alas, I couldn't resist

And so I had a bite

But then my stomach asked for more

I couldn't put up a fight

A little of this, a lot of that

This treat couldn't be neglected

Oh, this looks good, and this looks great

This cake can't be rejected!

And now I sit here, stomach full

My body wracked with guilt

If I were brave to weigh myself

The scales would surely tilt

And yet, I feel an afterglow

While my stomach growls with strife

Why not enjoy yourself sometimes?

You only have one life!


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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