Wishful Thinking

An apple a day keeps the doctor away
Old adage we play over and over in our head
Perfect diet begins a little eat this-not that
Realization before us several types of fat
Necessity guidelines now to follow
Become cautious of food you swallow
Play the weight loss game, stop watering the weeds
Begin planting flower beds for thinner you lies ahead
Measuring spoons and cups in pastel colors
Add to the equation sandwich sized plates 
Me thinks you've officially opened one dieting gate
Moderation and portion process determine winning fate
Foods once loved now on forbidden list
Mind frame change desire in place for twist
Healthier decisions successful partakes
Grab that nice red apple, pass on slice of gold cake
Refuse mediocre rather strive accomplish best
Important knowledge pass not fail each test
Beware fast food's corrupt culture surrounds 
Gather healthy information sources everywhere found
Follow your heart chase healthier you dream
Proceed determination weight loss transformation
Complaints aside conquer the quest gain benefits
Deprivation of unhealthy foods a present to self 
Happier too full of life rather than half loved you. 

Computer Inbox

Overflowing inbox a morning sight
Scroll up, scroll down tad of sheer fright
Message titles, thought of you, hurry save 20% on best deals
You deserve something special, take advantage and earn
Computer generated sales tactics - words from which to learn
Say 'yes' to subscribe, you'll soon discover 
Necessity for computer mouse process scour and hover 
Today's classic surprise a 'three' clicks journey 
Wow, an endless page sole creation shopping spree
A click on the title, a click on category 
Soon found the ultimate shopper's exclusive campground
Shutting site down return to square one open notes of encouragement
Welcome a smorgasbord void of discouragement
Topics on health, fitness and group memos now before me
Sipping my usual morning cup of pekoe a plethora of analysis awaits.

Numbers Rule

Numbers, numbers everywhere
I ask myself why do I care
Build your own garden
Plant your own flowers
Create your own happiness
Sum total equals number 'one'
A mistress of perfection
Uncanny need to follow directions
The dominant trait of favorite number seven
Surrounded by numerical figures in different forms
List of typed notes in place
Yesterday's task to blog failed to show its' face
The random thoughts rampage entered and departed
Past, present and future - infinity of time
This former accountant needed Feng shui of mind
Last chapter of life I write, write and write 
Hoping to find my niche wondering what's left to savor
As my adult calculator counts down time far from within favor
Thought process in progress be it poetry or non-fiction
Continuance to strive searching, seeking direction
Self-uniqueness counts for me, myself and I
Moving forward grand total 'one' in today's world of numeric signification.  

Too Late to Transform

Beverly Hills, California, population '35,454'
Primary zip code '90210'
A trade in locales for me merely a dream
Doubtful acceptance as member of the luxury-gift team
You know the one who shops on Rodeo Drive
Rich and famous who know little about the verb deprive
This fixed income Senior sits forlorn
Awaiting a miracle to trade-in snow for a balmy morn
Short on cash with little to spare
Impossible even to afford a plane ticket's fare
Interesting are the lessons learned throughout the years
Reality is I'll never be able to financially maneuver my way out of here.