Inner dictator: Food for thought

PREAMBLE BIT  -feel free to dig in to the poem and scroll down now

I’m looking forward to  next weeks monthly spoken word night in my  Halifax, West Yorkshire.

Turn The Page  

I get to gorge on my inner dictator and speak for three minutes & perform & be listended to.

Oh, the power over the masses.  (Ha Ha)

This month some regular chip off the old block decided the theme should be potatoes!

If I were the dictator I would not choose to talk about something as common and earthy, and the   -potato `is on  my unsafe food lists).

 Even inner dictators need a slot with their name to dicate for 3 minutes if you don’t you will be denied your voiced& forced to listen to all the other rival inner dictators.

The only time potato poems event  should take place is in   Africa  with millions of starving children with “natural” eating disorders. This is a recipe for disaster because,  mental illness fed by  oppression increases achances of become a real future dicator starving their own people.

So this is my potato theme in yer face poem  



Hark! I feel the desperate need to fletcherize.


What? Is this some new mumbo jumbo, hybrid– combination form of exercise?

Yes,   I would imagine it involves some motivation from a person with no predilections to become easily disheartened.


Why can’t you just eat sensibly, stop this new wave of choosing a new flavour every month-

to keep up with fitness promoters incentives to keep people outsmarted? 

It’s a new rage- it’s catching. It takes great skill, I can’t help but swallow great lumps of it, 7 days a week –

such is the weight of my grief.

Sounds like a disease with such a symptom as that. Rage is not all  it is cracked up to be as a moderate form of stress relief.

It is not just some novelty – like limited -edition candy bars being sold to profiteer the next big entrepreneur.

Oh really, so next you will l tell me it is an exact science – proven to actually have more lasting benefits than summers worth of lazing on the beach in a bikini –  eyed up by the oil slick crowd that draws in like a tide -ogling to be near.

Oh no. It has been well proven that to engage in this exercise is likened to yoga. It is a practice.

The evidence for this is where? a desert far away – hiding in the form of H20 in a well prickled out cactus?

Look, I’m not asking you you join the parade and get down and groove with us who choose to exert ourselves in this way.

I know, I just don’t want you to get sucked in the PR vortex and lose yourself with an accompaniment £10  diet plan-

 to prove the results work when you have your weekly weigh day.

Tsk, I’m not just going to gobble it all up without reading the terms and conditions.

Well, I am most sincere when I say I am glad you have paused for thought -slowed down your impulsive urge to guzzle down additional condiments –

and other unnatural apparitions

In practice, I am going to be mindful and chew on these words slowly and deliberately.

Wise words, coming from someone who is usually so careless when it comes to honouring your basic right at retaining your liberty.

No offence but you partake in media shake-ups, that regurgitate out a new shape each season,  with an acute, floundering dignity.








Mmh, that’s sparkingly rich. I only look up at those who have a celestial essence of shape – one quite like the star.


Well, while you persecute me for attempting to live my life in a shape I desire to acquire- with all due respect,


I will strive to be what I want to be and you be who you are.


Wait!  I need 20 minutes to digest all this information.


Now, that it the right attitude – jut enough time to satiate before you give in to more temptation. 









About Daisy Willows

'Words are my everything' - Jon Wayne . A writer of poetry, stories, stage scripts, fiction, border line poetry & freestyle works, Music reviews, Guest Features/interview & shout outs. She is also passionate about raising anti-stigma & awareness for Mental Health. A trained co-facilitator in Wellness Recovery Action plan by Mary Ellen Copeland Natasha goes by many moniker names-Daisy Willows, bahtuhkid, GOAT2Bdazee. She has had a colourful life. Travelled. Natasha co-owns a second-hand clothing & accessories business -La Bella Bijoux Ltd Natasha was born in South Africa & is a French national. She currently resides in the UK Natasha Bodley holds a postgraduate in the Humanities. A BA in Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds & Advanced creative writing. She also holds a Foundation degree in Acting performance. She is currently working on her first novel (semi-autobiographical creative non-fiction). She has published one short story on Amazon called 'Number one' Connect with Natasha Collaborate with Natasha & feel free to Communicate her too. Light, Peace & Love!

Posted on Jul 16, 2020, in POETRY and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 41 Comments.

  1. GOATS2BDazee

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  2. Hi! 🙂 Interesting post… I learnt many new English word! I’m an italian food blogger and nutritionist and I have a blog with my friend Ross… I’d like very much if we could follow each others! ByE

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  3. Interesting diet conversation. Feelings are put out there.

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  4. Love the word
    it’s always interesting
    To learn something
    New when you come
    To visit
    Thank you
    See you on the other side of creativity
    As always Sheldon

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  5. A @ moylomenterprises

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  6. I can’t keep up with all that junk and diet what not. My aim is to maintain a steady lifestyle and not join a yo-yo train. Great fletcherized thoughts of yours 🙂

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  7. run.rabbit.RUN Daisy, I’ve done a blog post, link here, on the RRR-I included the content from your rabbit recognition post. I hope you are ok with this. I put clear links to your blog. If you want me to change anything just lemme know ok beautiful 🙂 Lottie xxxxxxx

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  8. I’ve always eaten slowly, but didn’t know there was a term for it. Fletcherize…hmmm…learn something new every day. 🙂

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  9. after a gap i restarted ‘sarvangasana’ or Shoulderstand..what more to say daisy, can’t even sit now..

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  10. Love yourself and your body. You decide the shape you want to be.

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  11. people are too fast now.. my colleagues eat in max 5 minutes and I look around like a cow sitting pleasurably and eating with all the fun and no care ‘cuz break has just begun.. lol .. ❤

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  12. The word sounds like you would need to apologize if you fletcherize in public.

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  13. good less. somethings you will struggle with ya whole life

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  14. I’ll have to chew on your thoughts and words a bit Daisy.

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  15. I will be fletcherising more often x

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