Food Debate: A Poem, To Give Them Food or Not. That is the Question.

I’m hungry

I’m starving
I think I”m going to die
My children say this, with a dramatic sigh
I’ve cooked
They’ve eaten
They each cleaned their plate
Yet here we are in this food debate
It’s bedtime
No eating
You should have had more dinner
They try to convince me they are growing thinner
So what
Big deal
You aren’t going to win
I smile at them with my patronizing grin
Eyes rolling 
Tummy’s grumbling
They hit the sack
I sit down to enjoy a little snack
-Beki Herrbach