Haiku Hope Part 5 – The weight of a biscuit

Welcome back to Haiku Hope.

For part 5 I wanted to write a short (hopefully humerous) Haiku about my bad eating habits. I recently wrote a blog post about habitual behaviour that I use daily that might seem weird to the outside world, but to me is completely normal (necessary, actually).

So this Haiku came naturally when I was thinking about the eating portion of that post. I wanted to talk in brief about the ebb and flow of eating and body image. It’s the way I live in a few short syllables. I hope you enjoy it!


The weight of a biscuit

Wow! I’ve lost a stone
Can I have a biscuit please?
Babe. Do I look fat?


If you knew how often my partner has to reassure me over the way I look you’d feel incredibly sorry for him. You might feel sorry for me too, I guess.

But we all need a vice, and I guess biscuits (and lollys, and chocolate, and brownies) are mine!

Published by stephc2021

Hi! I'm Steph, an amateur writer and illustrator specialising in Mental Health and being a self-confessed Spoonie. My website is home to any successful fiction I create, with stories that have won so far covering difficult subjects such as baby loss and mental health in grief as well as some funny and heart-warming tales when I get the inspiration. Every drawing and picture on my website was created by me. I spend a lot of time coming up with illustrations to accompany all of my posts and pages. I try to create original content across all of my channels, whether I'm writing about my own fiction or just generally musing on mental health or my own issues. I want to be part of the change because I believe the understanding of MH in the UK is getting better, but has a very long way to go. By being honest about my own struggles and symptoms I think others will relate and hopefully it will encourage them to talk to someone and get the help and support they need. Long term my goal is to help children too, help them understand their own mental health and how to help with the mental health of those around them. I live in the UK with my partner, daughter and dog, I swear frequently and I adore a well made, traditional, gooey, chocolatey, delicious brownie.

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