The Restaurant

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The Restaurant

 The Restaurant

A restaurant is a fascinating place—
An interesting place to be.
I take my seat and settle down
For it’s a place to taste and see.
I look out to the tables and chairs
As people take their seat.
With tables laden with high fat food,
The folks begin to eat.
I sit amazed at the vastness of
The fare that people choose.
I marvel as they gorge themselves
And thoroughly their body abuse.
The diners all sit around,
Choosing many a treat,
Filling their stomachs full
As they eat, eat, eat!
Some tables are crowed with food,
As the people choose and pick,
Sating their appetites
So much that they surely must get sick!
Have they never ever heard
Of fat, cholesterol, and salt?
Have they never really considered their health,
The sickness that surely will result?
I wonder if they really know
What calories in food will do.
Do they not care that heavy weight
Will one day surely ensue?
They load their big plates high,
Choosing their food by taste,
But then leave it half-eaten,
All sadly going to waste.
Some are thin and need to eat—
For they are skinny and trim.
They need more calories to exist
For they have always been thin!
But others are fully obese
And yet they gorge and chew—
For them the high fat foods
Should definitely be taboo.
Obsessed these people must be
As their cravings they gratify;
In contrast to wholesome fare,
Their appetites would satisfy.
Why have high blood pressure today
And diabetes by being indiscreet?
We should seek good health and nutrition,
And choose foods wisely to eat.
Some just sit with partners and friends
And no conversation is heard,
While others are so talkative,
Yes, filled with many a word.
Some sit quiet, absorbed,
While others have animated talk;
Some are so overweight
That they can barely walk.
We learn some lessons on life,
As we sit in quietude;
We ponder people and health
As we see the restaurant food.
In the restaurant we must know,
And good habits we must remind,
For God our Creator is there
And He owns our body and mind!
A restaurant is an interesting place,
Beyond what we may eat.
Just open your eyes and ears next time—
Don’t let temptation defeat!

Richard Hollerman

 

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