What’s Eating You

The psychiatrist and dietitian
Have opposing points of view
One asks what did you eat
The other what’s eating you

And so this age old proverb
Has a spin that is quite new
You are not what you eat
But you are what’s eating you

Your emotions and feelings
The heated language that you spew
Reflect the fierce passions
Of what is really eating you

You dislike those other people
You despise everything they do
The mere fact they exist
Is what is really eating you

So you ruminate and brood
Your emotions simmer and stew
You can’t even enjoy life
Because this is eating you

So take this old proverb
Give it a twist that is new
You are not what you eat
You are what’s eating you

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8 KJV