Sonnets from Suburbia: Diet Nazi’s

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In this episode Lady Penelope bemoans the ever-changing rules of diet and nutrition and calls those who insist on their programs “Diet Nazis”.

The things that I adore are bad for me,

or so I’m told by ev’rything I’ve read.

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

French fries and hamburgers might leave me dead.

Nutrition Nazis really have some gaul.

Their rules are always in a state of flux.

They’d love to take away my alcohol.

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

Can’t offer up a food that’s not organic

unless you want to hear a mournful wail.

But just for laughs, to put them in a panic

O’ make an orphan of their baby kale!

To them there’s nothing deadlier than gluten,

‘cept sitting down to lunch with Vladmir Putin.–

All of Penny’s links!


  • 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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