A Poem: Ice Cream (I Scream)

a poem - image of hand holding chocolate ice cream in a cone with nuts on top

A Poem: Ice Cream (I Scream)

You scream.

I scream.

All because of ice cream.

Ice cream is the devil.

It is a sin.

I can’t eat ice cream if I want to be thin.

There’s too much sugar.

There’s too much fat.

There’s too many calories in stuff like that.

You scream.

I scream.

All because of ice cream.

It’s not healthy.

It will go to my thighs.

All I need to eat is more of your lies.

I don’t like ice cream;

At least that’s what you say.

Besides, I’m not hungry anyway.

You scream.

I scream.

All because of ice cream.

Make an excuse.

Tell them you just ate.

Eating that ice cream will make me gain weight.

I won’t be under pressure

If I just don’t go.

I’ll just stay home so they won’t know.

You scream.

I scream.

All because of ice cream.

I don’t need friends

If I have you.

You wouldn’t tell me something untrue.

Ice cream is the devil.

It is a sin.

I can’t eat ice cream if I want to be thin.

You scream.

I scream.

All because of ice cream.

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