Diet Nazis

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Yes, indeed, I’m always riddled with guilt after I’ve gorged myself on a slice of double chocolate cake or imbibed a salty Margarita. Lady Penelope bemoans the ever-changing rules of diet and nutrition and calls those who insist on their programs “Diet Nazis”.

Diet Nazis

The things that I adore are bad for me

or so I’m told by ev’ry thing I’ve read.

My Diet Coke?  Go fig!  How could that be?

French fries and hamburgers might leave me dead.

Beloved spices give us acid reflux.

Your favorite bread is banished for its gluten.

We’re in the cross hairs like some sitting ducks.

It’s safer eating lunch with Vladmir Putin!

I wear my seatbelt, I do have some sense,

and touch my toes occasionally, I swear.

But no one’s interested in my two cents.

To throw away their kale they wouldn’t dare.

These diet Nazis really have some gaul.

They want to confiscate my alcohol.

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  • Lady Penelope

    Penny Peyser, aka “Lady Penelope” is an actress / writer / documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Her sonnets have been published in Defenestration , Blood & Bourbon, Page & Spine and Chantwood Magazine among others. Highlights from her acting career include The Hot l Baltimore original production at Circle in the Square, the films All the President’s Men, The InLaws, The Frisco Kid and TV series Rich Man, Poor Man II, The Tony Randall Show, Crazy Like a Fox and Knots Landing. Please visit for all links and to learn about her documentaries Trying to Get Good and Stillpoint. And now Penny Peyser has gathered all of her sonnets into a new book, “Sonnets from Suburbia: More Candles Than Cake”. It is a work of pure genius!

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