Weight! A Moment MAG

December 5, 2012
By BarefootRebecca BRONZE, Johannesburg, Other
BarefootRebecca BRONZE, Johannesburg, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm tired of being young but not feeling that way. No wonder Fun is so popular. They sing about something the youth don't have: youth."


Another notch on the belt
Health and pleasure are topsy-turvy
This is the least slim I have ever felt
“A few kilos over ‘curvy.'”

Mum scolds, “Not enough veg!”
Or is it cups of water?
I look as though I ate the fridge
And large enough for another daughter.

What if my mass does not subside?
My “puppy fat” eternal?
Ed Sheeran says it counts on what's inside
A shame the world's external.

See that tempting, near-smug glint
Think “Who cares?” and attack the Lindt.


The author's comments:
I've always had a rounder build and even though my health is in no danger it is still a struggle when skinny is 'in' and parts of me are a little too 'out'. People need to know how to enjoy their lovely bodies as much as I enjoyed this writing this.

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Homer BRONZE said...
on Feb. 25 2017 at 5:54 am
Homer BRONZE, Kuala Lumpur, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Ancora Imparo

Very funny and insightful.

on Feb. 13 2015 at 11:17 am
bewareofbunnyrabbits SILVER, Winona, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Empty yourself and let the universe fill you." -Yogi Tea

There are tons of poems on here about people's struggles with weight and it's refreshing to see someone who loves their body the way it is. Great poem and great message :)

on Jun. 25 2013 at 2:40 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Totally agree with you! Also I loved rhe play on words in the title. Life is too short to deny yourself the simple pleasures in life. Not saying we should be as big as cars but what's wrong with attacking a good piece of cake? Anyway, stupendous piece!

KylieK GOLD said...
on Apr. 23 2013 at 8:25 am
KylieK GOLD, Mt. Washington, Kentucky
11 articles 0 photos 270 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To love is to surpass one's self."

Brilliant!   Yes, allow God to be an artist: be yourself! Enjoy your body the way that it is, because it's a beautiful work of art. Place value on things besides your outer appearance. Any time I find myself feeling insecure about my outer self, I remind myself of the good things I am.    Lol, not that I'm Dr. Phil, or anything, just a thought ;) But the poem was seriously incredible. Congrats on your print work!

Shella Bella said...
on Dec. 10 2012 at 2:40 pm
A brilliant sonnet with all the wonderful cadences that are necessary!!  Love it.  


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