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Terse Verses: Volume II: Sorted by Topics

Terse Verse: Diet

Terse Verse on the subject of diet.excercise, and food fads.


Terse Verse: Abs Sense

Abs Sense

Sad state
Man's weight
Bad sign
Waist line
Stop gain
Start pain
Small lunch
Big crunch

Long haul
Swim crawl
Sweat lift
Pounds shift
Last leg
Lose keg
Bring back
Six pack

Terse Verse: Home Plate

Home Plate

Child hood
Tastes good
Mom cooked
Dad looked
Each meal
Stays real
Stays part
Ones heart

When wed
Food fed
His growl
Claims foul
Hew threat
Safe bet
Ends shout
Eat out

Terse Verse: Fat's Chance

Fat's Chance

Ads tout
Those stout
Don't wait
Lose weight
Just try
Pounds fly
You'll view
Less you

Some seek
Looks sleek
Few win
Forms thin
Most fade
Waist staid
Fad trends
Shape ends

Terse Verse: Glass Act

Glass Act

When dine
Choose wine
First show
You know
Right rite
Red White
Yoir voice
Best choice

If quests
Sniff tests
Don't blush
Say hush
Hang tough
Boast bluff
Last course
Brut force

Terse Verse: Pen Pals

Pen Pals

Men bless
Cave mess
Dawn 'lvn
Hog 'evn
Sty stays
All days
No fuss
Leave muss

Wives mope
Try cope
But neat
Tough feat
His style
Food pile
Gorge shout
Pig out

Terse Verse: Puff Poof

Puff Poof

Word's out
Brass shout
Hypes high
New guy
Fast track
More jack
Team grim
Doubts him

Big shot
He's not
"Neath hat
Just fat
His blimp
Soon limp
Fair hair
Hot air

Terse Verse: More Less

More Less

Old plea
New me
Hearts vow
Start now
Use force
Change course
Takes guts
Bust butts

First track
Scale back
Shed pounds
Square rounds
To lose
Heads choose
For win
Tails spin

Terse Verse: Steaks Out

Steaks Out

Once meat
Top treat
King beef
Was chief
Most fed
On red
Then scene
Went green

New trend
Veg friend
Out flesh
In fresh
Some vow
Gone cow
Health full
No bull

Terse Verse: Wait Watch

Wait Watch

Heed praise
New ways
Short cuts
Firm butts
Trim thick
Thin quick
Good byes
Old thighs

Each fad
Proves sad
My toils
Just foils
Mocks scale
"You fail"
'Nre be
Fat free

Terse Verse: Juice Up

Juice Up

From fail
To hail
None stay
Same way
Can lose
Choose booze
Or stop
Go top

Each burn
You learn
Turn muff
To tough
Sad shapes
Sour grapes
Bright shine
Find wine

Terse Verse: Size Up

Size Up

Shop trip
Once hip
Each aisle
Now trail
Hear clothes
Shout nos
Styles quit
Fail fit

For years
No fears
Just try
Quick buy
New gains
Bring pains
Stretch pants
Fat's chance

Terse Verse: Beer Bust

Beer Bust

Way back
Six pack
Was what
You got
Work outs
Stopped stouts
Till gyms
Just whims

Then flow
Brought woe
Shape shout
Goes out
Waist slumps
Bum bumps
Guts norm
Keg form

Terse Verse: Down Size

Down Size

Fast foods
Fit moods
Grab eats
Grasp treats
Munch haste
Goes waist
You're stuck
Pot luck

Wise heed
Health creed
Smart deal
Square meal
For thin
Fads in
Cause stout
Rounds out

Terse Verse: Loss Cause

Loss Cause

Ads scream
Thin dream
Their plot
Drop pot
Tout plan
New man
You'll be
Fat tree

Just pay
Down weigh
First round
Nets pound
Hopes slow
Flabs go
What's lost?
Your coast

Terse Verse: Take Outs

Take Outs

Clocks chime
Meal time
She cooks
He looks
When tires
Same fires
Wants change
Home range

Gets wish
Served dish
Best scene
They clean
At end
Must spend
Done sup
Fork up

Terse Verse: Crass Test

Crass Test

Those rude
Act shrewd
Drink quile
Paste smile
Hope grin
Will win
Let pass
Their sass

Works once
For dunce
But twice
Pays price
Booze slurs
Ire stirs
Slam dunk
Punch drunk

Terse Verse: Split Ends

Split Ends

Friends dine
Food wine
Share meals
Talk deals
Comes bill
Their drill
Smile laugh
Pay half

Turns out
Those stout
Oft choose
Prime booze
Now wise
Check size
Stop touch
Go Dutch

Terse Verse: Fit Fits

Fit Fits

My size
No prize
Waist grows
Past clothes
Suck in
Friends grin
If squeeze
All tease

Next phase
Change weights
Pride learns
Stem sterns
End gape
Shift shape

Must charge
Buy large

Terse Verse: Bum Wraps

Bum Wraps

Ads tout
Those stout
Lose flaps
Boast abs

Hopes high
Must try
Thin yen
Goal ten

Work buns
Brief runs
Yet pounds
Stay rounds

Friends chaff
Smug laugh
Slow pokes
Butt jokes

Terse Verse: Biz Buzz

Biz Buzz

Men meet
Chat greet
Eyes lock
Fists knock
Then food
Sets mood
Talk shop
Non stop

These meals
Do deals
Words hum
Near numb
Drone on
Wax strong
Wins see
King bee

Terse Verse: Choice Cuts

Choice Cuts

Long run
Less fun
Some wait
Trust fate
They find
Slow grind
Take grief
Don't beef

Those keen
Choose lean
Don't stew
Quick do
Dash fleet
Win meat
Right breaks
Prime steaks

Terse Verse: Fowl Fare

Fowl Fare

Eggs break
Boil bake
Hens die
Then fry
Their clan
Feeds man
Chick crew
Will do

Cows steers
Give cheers

In brief
Skip beef
Their feat
No meat
Plate full
No bull

Terse Verse: Joke Hold

Joke Hold

Laughs please
Shticks please
Truth hides
'Neath snides
Quick fun
Sly pun
Crowds roar
Beg more

Stars host
Rib roast
Wits feast
Fools fleeced
When dine
Punch Line
Gaffs snag
Last gag

Terse Verse: Prime Ate

Prime Ate

Some eat
Not meat
Their mood
Health food
Grains fruits
Plants roots
Praise fresh
Pound flesh

Top yield
From field
Crops pure
Help cure
Choice meal
Square deal

Red no
Green go

Terse Verse: Pro Fit

Pro Fit

Slick ads
Plug fads
Stars flex
Boast pecs
Gals gape
Abs shape
Watch jock
Shake shock

You stretch
Gut wretch
And form
Stays norm
Sports pitch
Strikes rich

Most plea
Poor me

Terse Verse: Squeeze Play

Squeeze Play

Those wise
Down size
Some crave
Must save
Can't dodge
Hodge podge
Stuffed rooms
Like tombs

Each tier
Most dear
Kin shout
Throw out
No how
Cow tow
Til dead
Bull head

Terse Verse: Works Out

Works Out

Strong vow
Rest now
Kicks done
Race run
Scales stay
Same weigh
Tired tale
Ends trail

Look back
Right track
Young smart
Strong start

If wait
Too late
Old strain
Miss train

Terse Verse: Good Thymes

Good Thymes

Meals plain
Seem same
Old mood
Blah food
Low key
Pain free
Tastes balm
Life calm

Brave few
Try new
Spice step
Adds pep
Feast best
With zest
Blands go
Gusts ho

Terse Verse: Sir Plus

Sir Plus

When stout
Is out
And thin
Is in
More form
Less norm
Then pride
Must hide

In vain
Fight pain
Push jab
Suck flab
Tight belt
Makes svelt
Try staunch
Pull paunch

Terse Verse: Yo Yo

Yo Yo

Wake up
Shake up

Toe down
Go down

Tush up
Push up

Bear down
Wear down

Up light
Up tight

Down eats
Down sweets

Up pounds
Up rounds

Down lasts
Down casts


Terse Verse: Abs Track

Abs Track

Keep fit
Teeth grit
Vow goal
Lose roll
Shed fat
Till flat
Make haste
Shrink waist

Pros tout
Work out
Learn lift
Don't drift
Pump prime
Crunch time
Bod hot
Know squat

Terse Verse: Fast Lane

Fast Lane

Bold vow
Do now
High five
Starts drive
Walk sweat
Grin fret
Run hasts
Thin waist

Don't shirk
Road work
Stop splurge
Curb urge
Less eats
No treats
Pay day
Win weigh

Terse Verse: Spice Aisles

Spice Aisles

Foods taste
Like paste
Each lunch
Lacks punch
Tongue needs
Fresh feeds
Seeks bite
With might

Cruise stores
Read lores
In quest
For zest
Smell Vials
Thyme trials
Wise age
Chews sage

Terse Verse: Stress Test

Stress Test

See Child
Go wild
Mom's shout
Time out
Yell "stop"
Call pop
Such strains
Grown pains

Love colls
Strict rules
Last straw
Grit jaw
Arms poise
Halt noise
Hands flail
Ends tail

Terse Verse: Beef Stakes

Beef Stakes

Bulls goad
Rage road
Chomp chops
Risk tpos
Poor guess
Eat less
Rich time
Feast prime

Most bow
Cow tow
Not stirred
Join herd
Sweet kind
Stay grind
Their deal
Kid's meal

Terse Verse: Brew Haws

Brews Haws

Drink up
Drain cup
Once down
Pops clown
Arm bends
Make friends
Ends foam
Head home

Comes dawn
Laughs gone
Toe stirs
Eye blurs
Look me
Tips see
Gone stout
Tapped out

Terse Verse: Haste Waist

Haste Waist

Drive thrus
Fast Chews
Can't wait
Serve Plate
Those bits
Not lites
Grab eats
Quick treats

Gulps fries
King size
Belt swells
Gut jells
Square meals
Old deals
New pounds
Make rounds

Terse Verse: Pots Luck

Pots Luck

Most fasts
Soon lasts
Vows made
Soon fade
Know thin
Won't win
Spouse half
Gets laugh

Friends joke
Bulge poke
Guts churn
Stem stern
Tho try
Same I
Belts whine
Bot line

Terse Verse: Spoils Sport

Spoils Sport

Bulls goad
Rage road
Cut chops
Risk tops
Poor guess
Meat less
Rich time
Feast prime

Most bow
Cow tow
Not stirred
Join herd
Stay grind
Sweet kind
Their deal
Kid's meal

Terse Verse: Health Nuts:

Health Nuts:

Kids crunch
School lunch
Tastes please
Ham cheese
Some wish
New dish
Want ban
Old plan

Find fault
Much salt
Their tiffs
No iffs
Firm stands
No ands
Stop cuts
No butts

Terse Verse: Sweet Tarts

Sweet Tarts

Old crocks
Twirl clocks
Thoughts glaze
Past days
Eyes mist
Times twist
By gones
Bon bons

Tastes spin
Brings grin
Friends near
Sour feats
Still near
Turn treats
Frost yout
Fudge truth

Terse Verse: Boar Wars

Boar Wars

Fork fulls
Pork pulls
Lures taste
Pads waist
Mind knows
Means woes
But urge
Scores surge

Comes night
Dawns plight
Toss turn
Guts churn
Hog meals
Bring squeels
Food bouts
Pig outs

Terse Verse: Burn Outs

Burn Outs

Big meals
Best deals
Mouth feasts
Like beasts
Then night
Brings plight
Spreads snacks
Charge back

When food
Fast chewed
It fires
Hot wires
Old spice
Strikes twice
Past spree
Eats me

Terse Verse: Choice Words

Choice Words

Tales told
Best bold
Fact based
Lacks taste
For wins
Seek sins
Add bite
Then write

In end
Scribes bend
Truth bores/br> Hot scores
Shake vice
Spritz spice
Right fault
Worth salt

Terse Verse: Peace Meal

Peace Meal

Man kind
Oft blind
Bad lot
Stirs pot
Loves brew
Beefs stew
Rage soars
Cooks wars

World roasts
Till toasts
Fists break
Hands shake
Break bread
Grace said
Win steak
Lose cake

Terse Verse: Up Tight

Up Tight

Juice cap
Won't snap
Twist turn
Squeeze Churn
Non stop
No pop
Stays stuck
Curse luck

Bang nudge
Can't budge
Pound cut
Still shut
Hands wreck
Pain neck
It's glued
Both screwed

Terse Verse: Food Courts

Food Courts

Mom Pop
Go shop
Grab cart
Jump start
Sales lane
Net gain
Play plan
Price scan

Serve list
None missed
Set aim
Meal game
Their bids
Feed kids
Slam stress
Match less

Terse Verse: Food Fast

Food Fast

Time lunch
Crowds bunch
Plan one
Do done
Join lines
Quick dines
Grope cash
Then dash

Shun slow
Grab go
In haste
Brief taste
Meals cram
When scram
Mind churns
Heart burns

Terse Verse: La Mode

La Mode

Fad plans
Have fans
Slim waists
Change tastes
Yet I
Don't try
For mine
Holds line

So what
If butt
Stays same
No shame
Why cheat
Love eat
Sweet fate
Worth weight

Terse Verse: Ate Bawl

Ate Bawl

When mood
Craves food
Can't say
No way
My sin
Give in
Fall back
Sneak snack

Moan weight
Sad state
Feel bad
Try fad
Pounds pack
Front back
Cry rears
In tiers

Terse Verse: Crunch Time

Crunch Time

Tastes climb
Show time
Sit eat
Munch sweet
In chips
Smack lips
Chomp chop
Can't stop

Game day
Same way
Watch teams
Cheers screams
Close match
Bite scratch
Fights flail
Tooth nail

Terse Verse: Fast Free

Fast Free

Who's boss
Weight loss
Each plan
Short span
Down mouth
Gone south
End phase
Old ways

New stage
Proud age
Love thou
Praise now
Life sweet
Rich eat
End trail
Up scale

Terse Verse: Watts Up

Watts Up

Bar Scene
Lights green
Scan field
Eyes peeled
Rule bone
Have fun
No heat
Dead beat

In dark
Seek spark
Date key
Don't flee
Hope joit
Hearts bolt
Best fire
Live wire

Haiku Intro Vol II

Clue One : TV
Clue two: Trs Vrs
Answer: Terse Verse
Welcome!

People love riddles
They feel good once they learn the solution
They feel even better when they can solve them by themselves
That "Got It" moment is priceless

People love simplicity
Shorter means sweeter
Purging unnecessary details leads to efficiency
Be brief - Be sharp - Make the point

People love humor
Jokes linger as speeches fade
Twists, turns and twitter bring laughter to the human comedy
Memories treasured are often found is small everyday happenings

Here for your reading pleasure is Terse Verse
Poems of 32 short words in 16 rhyming lines
Observations of everyday life
Written for nurturing your smiles - Pun my word

Best regards,
Tom

 

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Blogs

Terse Verse: Abs Sense
New blog 2015-02-18 18:46:26 description

Terse Verse: Home Plate
New blog 2015-03-05 21:11:53 description

Terse Verse: Fat's Chance
New blog 2015-03-06 18:30:27 description

Terse Verse: Glass Act
New blog 2015-03-06 20:21:01 description

Terse Verse: Pen Pals
New blog 2015-03-06 21:49:01 description

Terse Verse: Puff Poof
New blog 2015-03-06 22:04:10 description

Terse Verse: More Less
New blog 2015-03-10 21:19:58 description

Terse Verse: Steaks Out
New blog 2015-03-11 16:57:47 description

Terse Verse: Wait Watch
New blog 2015-03-11 17:16:16 description

Terse Verse: Juice Up
New blog 2015-03-13 20:00:00 description

Terse Verse: Size Up
New blog 2015-03-13 21:05:56 description

Terse Verse: Beer Bust
New blog 2015-03-13 21:26:26 description

Terse Verse: Down Size
New blog 2015-03-17 17:56:25 description

Terse Verse: Loss Cause
New blog 2015-03-17 19:31:04 description

Terse Verse: Take Outs
New blog 2015-03-19 15:02:00 description

Terse Verse: Crass Test
New blog 2015-03-19 15:38:23 description

Terse Verse: Split Ends
New blog 2015-03-19 18:34:17 description

Terse Verse: Fit Fits
New blog 2015-03-19 18:48:38 description

Terse Verse: Bum Wraps
Bum wraps,

Terse Verse: Biz Buzz
New blog 2015-03-25 17:22:17 description

Terse Verse: Choice Cuts
New blog 2015-03-25 17:47:11 description

Terse Verse: Fowl Fare
New blog 2015-03-26 19:41:15 description

Terse Verse: Joke Hold
New blog 2015-03-26 20:24:27 description

Terse Verse: Prime Ate
New blog 2015-03-26 20:41:02 description

Terse Verse: Pro Fit
New blog 2015-03-26 20:41:55 description

Terse Verse: Squeeze Play
New blog 2015-03-27 18:14:02 description

Terse Verse: Works Out
New blog 2015-03-27 18:59:58 description

Terse Verse: Good Thymes
New blog 2015-03-27 20:20:27 description

Terse Verse: Sir Plus
New blog 2015-03-27 21:07:34 description

Terse Verse: Yo Yo
New blog 2015-03-27 21:21:33 description

Terse Verse: Abs Track
New blog 2015-03-30 19:22:58 description

Terse Verse: Fast Lane
New blog 2015-04-03 15:29:07 description

Terse Verse: Spice Aisles
New blog 2015-04-03 19:59:44 description

Terse Verse: Stress Test
New blog 2015-04-07 19:17:57 description

Terse Verse: Beef Stakes
New blog 2015-04-14 19:39:45 description

Terse Verse: Brew Haws
New blog 2015-04-14 20:00:08 description

Terse Verse: Haste Waist
New blog 2015-04-15 17:56:13 description

Terse Verse: Pots Luck
New blog 2015-04-16 16:53:49 description

Terse Verse: Spoils Sport
New blog 2015-04-16 18:27:39 description

Terse Verse: Health Nuts:
New blog 2015-04-28 18:50:05 description

Terse Verse: Sweet Tarts
New blog 2015-04-28 20:41:55 description

Terse Verse: Boar Wars
New blog 2015-05-12 15:44:30 description

Terse Verse: Burn Outs
New blog 2015-05-12 16:01:44 description

Terse Verse: Choice Words
New blog 2015-05-12 17:02:06 description

Terse Verse: Peace Meal
New blog 2015-05-14 16:58:59 description

Terse Verse: Up Tight
New blog 2015-05-19 18:31:57 description

Terse Verse: Food Courts
New blog 2015-06-02 14:47:05 description

Terse Verse: Food Fast
New blog 2015-06-02 19:07:03 description

Terse Verse: La Mode
New blog 2015-06-04 15:54:52 description

Terse Verse: Ate Bawl
New blog 2015-07-21 21:15:36 description

Terse Verse: Crunch Time
New blog 2015-09-10 19:57:10 description

Terse Verse: Fast Free
New blog 2015-11-04 16:00:25 description

Terse Verse: Watts Up
New blog 2016-05-10 18:25:37 description

Haiku Intro Vol II
Tom Howes Describes His Book.