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Old June 3rd, 2011, 05:23 AM
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Default It must be time to eat - a poem

My sister-in-law wrote this poem on her last cruise - oh so true!

The Curse of Cruising

I wake up in the morning to a lovely cup of tea
With my hubby standing next to me smiling down on me
ďHave a biscuit with it. Put shoes upon your feet.
Letís hurry down to breakfast,
It must be time to eatĒ

Thereís shuffleboard and other games and sitting in the sun
Talks and quizzes, singing too and other lots of fun.
I chat to people I donít know Ė so many still to meet
But gosh! Where has the morning gone?
It must be time to eat.

After lunch we sit around doing not a lot
Then hubby says ďA cup of tea? Letís look at what theyíve got.
Those sandwiches and cakes look nice. Just give yourself a treat.
Itís two whole hours since we had lunch.
It must be time to eat.Ē

Then I feel all guilty so I rush off to the gym
and leap and prance and jump and dance and stretch out every limb.
Then shower and change and preen and pat and check that all is neat
A quick drink in the bar and then
It must be time to eat.

Later there are shows and jokes and songs for her and him
Then I stagger to my cabin Ďcos Iím full up to the brim.
But whatís that on my pillow so tempting and so sweet?
Ooooh! A little square of chocolate!
It must be time to eat.

I know whatís going to happen when Iím home and on the scales
And the arrow whizzes upwards and Iím thinking of beached whales
And my clothes no longer fit me and the edges will not meet
It;s just the curse of cruising
It must be time to eat.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 03:23 PM
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imaginary "Like" thumbs up button on that!
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Old June 4th, 2011, 12:46 PM
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Very cute! And true!!!!
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Brings back all the memories of cruising. I like it!
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Fantastic!!!! and oh, so true
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Old July 14th, 2011, 10:33 AM
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What a fun poem and oh so true
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That's really cute. I'll share this with my wife. I'm sure she'll laugh out loud and say it doesn't apply to her but just to me.

This poem is the exact description of our last cruise.
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It's only funny because it's true. Thanks for posting.
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Oh so true! I really can't believe the food I can eat on a cruise. I could never eat in my real life (or want to) what I seem to consume while cruising. I'm not sure why that is. Not only that, I seem to drink so much more while cruising than I could ever imagine in my every day life. I'm not a "foo-foo" drink drinker but do manage to have a few of those sweet, full of calorie drinks while cruising as well. I guess that is part of the fun in cruising - eat, drink, and be merry
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Great poem...thanks for sharing!
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I love this -- thank you for sharing.
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Originally Posted by chelseababy View Post
My sister-in-law wrote this poem on her last cruise - oh so true!

The Curse of Cruising

I wake up in the morning to a lovely cup of tea
With my hubby standing next to me smiling down on me
ďHave a biscuit with it. Put shoes upon your feet.
Letís hurry down to breakfast,
It must be time to eatĒ

Thereís shuffleboard and other games and sitting in the sun
Talks and quizzes, singing too and other lots of fun.
I chat to people I donít know Ė so many still to meet
But gosh! Where has the morning gone?
It must be time to eat.

After lunch we sit around doing not a lot
Then hubby says ďA cup of tea? Letís look at what theyíve got.
Those sandwiches and cakes look nice. Just give yourself a treat.
Itís two whole hours since we had lunch.
It must be time to eat.Ē

Then I feel all guilty so I rush off to the gym
and leap and prance and jump and dance and stretch out every limb.
Then shower and change and preen and pat and check that all is neat
A quick drink in the bar and then
It must be time to eat.

Later there are shows and jokes and songs for her and him
Then I stagger to my cabin Ďcos Iím full up to the brim.
But whatís that on my pillow so tempting and so sweet?
Ooooh! A little square of chocolate!
It must be time to eat.

I know whatís going to happen when Iím home and on the scales
And the arrow whizzes upwards and Iím thinking of beached whales
And my clothes no longer fit me and the edges will not meet
It;s just the curse of cruising
It must be time to eat.

THIS WAS THE BEST!!!!! and oh sooooo true!!! My mom says that the lines "herd us cattle when it's time to eat". LOLOLOL BUT I love it!!!! Nothing better than good food!!!!
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Old September 25th, 2011, 04:56 PM
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That is very COOL.
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Love it!! This is so very true!!
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Cute poem - and so very true!
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