Monday, January 10, 2011

English poem - Dieter’s prayer

Dieter’s prayer

Give me strength, O Lord, I pray –
Help me make it thro’ the day
Deliver me from snacks and sweets
Keep my mind off high-cal treats
Tempt me not with French cuisines
Bid me flee soft-drink machines
Turn my eyes from ice-cream bars
Stay my hand from biscuit jars
Till I’m back in shape again,
Hang in there with me, Amen!

Glossary :

vial : a small container used for holding liquid
medicines
immunity : resistance to infection
Post Prandial : occurring after a meal
aspiration : drawing of fluid by suction from a bodily vessel or cavity
cyanosed : (of the skin) discoloured with a blue tinge due to
inadequate oxygenation of the blood
vesicular : of a fluid-filled sac
adventitious : formed accidentally or in an unusual position
effusion : an escape of fluid into a body cavity
haemorrhage : an escape of blood from a ruptured blood vessel
avian : relating to birds
epidemic : a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease
in a community at a particular time
pandemic : (of a disease) prevalent over a large region
endemic : (of a disease) regularly found among particular
people or in a certain area
afebrile : not showing the symptoms of fever

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