Who Says? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” Mae West

Who Says?

Opprobrium comes with threes,
while four is forbidden,
only one is welcome
and half is applauded,
two might be tolerated
depending on the day,
while some say none
others sway to occasional,
there's a science and a view,
vituperation comes easy
when someone disbelieves
and follows their nose 
or palate.

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18 responses to “Who Says? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. People can be quite judgemental of the food consumption of others.

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    • O absolutely Liz. Was once visiting a nursing home where the tea lady had given cake to a 94 yr old and was being berated by a doctor, as I passed by I said, she’s 94, does it matter?

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  2. Ah humans!
    Love the poem.
    (That is a great quote!)

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  4. Great! Thanks for sharing, Paul! Enjoy a beautiful weekend! xx Michael

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  5. A baked sweet potato, a pear, or tangerine are all off-limits on my diet. I try not to feel guilty. I try not to go overboard! 🙂 Relatable poem, Paul.

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  6. Beware the food and drink police are always looking over our shoulders 🙂

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  7. lync56

    and for an 8 it is never enough!!!! Great poem


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