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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

AMERICA



Over at da Wally store
da peeps dey waddle in
an' den dey waddle out
an' dat just de employees
cuz everybody fat
in America
fatter den me big fat cat
in America

everybody eat good

in America
compare to where me come from
where many say: "Food? What is dat?"

in America me see dis guy on tv

he cram down seventy hot dogs
just to set some kind of record
yeah, me REALLY see dat

where me come from

dey would call dat obscene

but it okay in America

where all da fat cats be gettin' fatter
fatter den me big fat cat
in America

don't get me wrong, friend

me mean no disrespect
cuz you are da new normal
an' me just a skinny guy
who feel like he don't fit in

wish me had some meat

on me bones like dat
cuz den me could wear all black
an' turn me baseball cap around on me head

maybe if me stuffs down

seventy hot dogs
each an' every day

ugh...urrrrrrp...


'scuse me, friend

but me feelin' sick now 
sicker den me big fat cat
barfin' on da carpet
he say dat's what all da cool cats do
in America

38 comments:

  1. This paints a perfect contrast between America and the hungry nations. There is a disheartening lack of social justice on this planet.

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  2. sure was a fun read; even though there are serious layers there in

    much love...

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    1. Thanks Gillena. Always good to hear from you!

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  3. I find those hot dog eating (or any other eating contest, really) too gruesome to watch. I like how you use humor to diffuse, or rather -- raise -- the issue. There is truth in it, maybe another reason why I find such contests hard to look at. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Stacie. Yes, some things should never be displayed in public, for numerous reasons.

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  4. I kind of Heard America from West Side Story in the background... a bit of the same sentiment but more into obscene obesity... now I see a fat cat dancing for some reason... wonderful sarcasm here..

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    1. Now I see Rita Moreno dancing around...thanks for that!

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  5. Poignant and clever If the truth hurts then laugh

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  6. ... me remember cuz me cum from a culture of un-plenty ... luckily dey never charged us kids stealin food ... on de contrary ... me remember teachers and police buyin me food ... will always remember the Danish kindness, will always remember the German kindness ... will always remember the Greek kindness ... tears for u, beloved Greece ... meouw ... Love, cat.

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    1. ... and bless U, Amerika ... smiles. c.

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    2. Don't forget about the Icelandic kindness :)

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  7. Dem fat cats be plenty all round de world, friend.

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    1. Ha ha...me bet dat true in some places!

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  8. Yeah, I'm feeling pretty sick myself.

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    1. Good to hear...uh, I mean...you know what I mean! (Read any weird novels lately?)

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  9. What is equally sad and obscene is that there are those even in America who don't have anything to eat and yet the fat cats walk right on by on the way to the hot dog eating contest. There is no good reason for hunger anywhere in our world, but greed and selfishness abound and so hunger does, too.

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  10. Spot on, Linda! And as you have observed, "fat cat" has a double meaning here. As for those who are literally obese, many are not even over eating, it's WHAT they are eating--lots of fast food crap, soda, etc. that is packing on the weight.

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  11. Hey man, dis rocks! I love your satirical take on eating your way through America. Brilliant rap, brilliant.

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    1. Thanks so much, Brian! Let me buy you a hot dog :)

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  12. Really effective write, Timoteo. It hurts me to see so much obesity in my country and the kids that no longer play outside but sit glued to the TV or video games. And any of those food eating competitions sicken me to watch. Humor is a great way to address issues.

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  13. So much food wasted ~ I like the irony of your pen ~

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    1. Thanks. Good to see you again, Grace!

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  14. Thank goodness this is just a slice of America... and I might add many places around the world. Satirical poetry you do quite well!

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  15. Foot wastage vs. hunger is a much needed discussion. Timely satire.

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    1. A good discussion, yes. In America, we can be so arrogant and thoughtless about these kind of things.

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  16. A light-hearted approach to a serious subject. It is disgusting when food is wasted on nonsense while others starve. As far as junk food goes, it always amazes me how so many buy the latest garbage just because it's new....and actually eat it.

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    1. I have a little piece, if you scroll down, about eating shit--literally--that addresses this--lol

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  17. Humorous on one level and decidedly not so on the other. I really enjoyed how deftly you did this.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. Great to hear from you!

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  18. Such a contrast between the haves (too much), and the have nots. We in the West - we don't know when we have it good, and so we abuse it.

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    1. Yes, when you think about it, what message is an eating contest sending to the rest of the world?

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