George W Bush had a well-publicised choking experience with a pretzel
just as I was writing this verse.
I'm going to go on a diet
In order to lose twenty pounds.
The book says it's going to be easy,
I hope it's as good as it sounds.
I've got to take things pretty slowly,
I don't think it's clever to hurry:
To lose weight too quickly at my age
Would only make everyone worry.
A good two-year plan is the answer
And the way is incredibly clear:
I'll just leave the book in the bookshop
And come back again next year.
While writing this verse I discovered
An alternative to use at a push.
If I really want to cut down on eating
I could always eat pretzels like Bush.
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