You sit by the pool to eat a meal.
Me, you can see, but won’t hear.
Go ahead, eat your lunch
And drink your light beer…
I’m drowning!!! I don’t like to whine…
I’m drowning!!! But please throw me a line!
I’m drowning!!! I’ve not got much time.
I’m drowning!!! I’m not feeling fine.
Gaze across the table at your date.
Stop pigging out, put yourself on idle.
You don’t note my importance,
But to you, I am vital!
I’m drowning!!! I’m here in this pool.
I’m drowning!!! I try to stay cool.
I’m drowning!!! But you’re being cruel.
I’m drowning!!! I need a saving tool!
You sure love your meal and date…
Only sound is chewing – no conversing speech.
I flail and try to get your attention…
But my arms are short – I cannot reach…
I’m drowning!!! I’m gasping for air.
I’m drowning!!! Dry land is somewhere!
I’m drowning!!! I won’t make it there…
I’m drowning!!! I don’t think you care…
Who am I in this poem?
That 70s Show
Heaven and hell on weekends
MY LAST HINT LIKELY GAVE IT AWAY... BUT...
Poetry can be soooo ambiguous...
Explained hints with answer:
That 70s Show... I guess everyone googled That 70s Show and drowning looking for the answer... it was a 70s-era Saturday morning song-break in the cartoons, by the Bod Squad... Don't Drown Your Food.
Heaven and hell on weekends... Black Sabbath had a song called Heaven and Hell of which the first lyrics are "Sing me a song. You're a singer."
Ambiguity hints: "You sit by the pool"... a pool of ketchup. "Gaze across the table at your date"... is your date your food? "You don't note my importance/But to you I'm vital!" I thought this lyric would have given it away for sure... I think food is vital to one's functioning. "You sure love your meal and date"... one in the same.