By Maria Duffy. First published on Monday 3rd January 2011. 13 Comments so far.

Happy New Year!

Well it’s about time I paid some attention to this poor neglected blog!  As some of you may know, I’ve had a busy few months.  I’ve been finishing my novel, which is now with my agent, and I’ve been interviewing for and you can see some of my interviews here

January is upon us and the two words foremost in my mind at the moment are sales and diets!  If you’re like me, you’ll drool at the thought of the fabulous January sales and then moan and groan at the disarray and the crowds and wish you hadn’t bothered.  And as for the diet – for me, it’s always going to start tomorrow!  So in the spirit of January and the post Christmas blues, I thought I share with you one of my silly and light-hearted poems. 

I’d like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and successful new year and thank you for all your support and friendship in 2010.  Hope the poem brings a smile:

Merciless Mirror

I love to hunt for bargain deals,

I thrive in stalking sales.

The thought of rummaging appeals,

through all the discount rails.

One day as I was walking by

a little antique shop,

a gorgeous mirror caught my eye –

of course, I had to stop.

Oh what a deal, a shopper’s bliss,

I paid just twenty pounds.

I felt elated not to miss

this bargain that I’d found.

I’d never had a full-length one;

my heart was truly shocked.

To see my body was no fun,

my confidence was knocked.

I saw my face had dropped a bit,

with crow’s feet round my eyes.

My tummy showed I wasn’t fit.

I cringed at thunder thighs!

My boobs had dropped ten inches down

to almost meet that tum.

My bingo wings just made me frown,

along with saggy bum.

I needed something done with haste

to fix my ailing look.

So off I went, no time to waste,

to get some nip and tuck.

So three months later, there I stood,

with all my bits in place.

They fixed my bod as best they could,

transformed my tired old face.

A bargain for my mirror? That

must surely be a joke.

I’m looking good, no longer fat,

but absolutely broke!

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Lots of love,

Maria x

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