Abstaining from unhealthy practices
– junk food
All this time, I wanted to be fit as a fiddle.
But eating unhealthy foods, how can I be fit?
Eating burgers, pizzas, cakes, candies and drinking sodas are
All in my mind running up and down like cats and dogs
Why? Why? Do I have this unhealthy practice
Flashing like lightning across the sky
It seems to me that I am as foolish as a calf
No matter what they say each day, eating unhealthy food
Just won’t go away. As sick as a dog, that’s how these unhealthy food destroys your body
Every meal I eat includes more, and more, and more fast foods
Yet with every meal I eat I grow slower on my feet
This is why I want to know why fast food makes me so slow
All this unhealthy food just gives us a moment of taste
And our body gets nothing but waste
So let’s learn the proper way to abstain from unhealthy food
And move forward by eating healthy.
- Ackelia Burke
Grade 8 student
St. Hugh’s High School