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An Ode to Every Body

August 1, 2011
By dia.dreamer GOLD, Kochi, Other
dia.dreamer GOLD, Kochi, Other
10 articles 0 photos 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo
"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am." - Sylvia Plath


My belly likes to pronounce itself;
it often demands to be satiated.

My hair does not get along with me;
it flees to earth for shelter.

My flesh tries to grab my attention;
it mocks my shameful diet.

My teeth are like unsolved puzzle pieces;
they whine for someone to solve them.

My skin likes to paint itself in bizarre colours;
exiling me to the walls of my school.

But,

My eyes; they reveal all the beauty within.
They cancel out every flaw and imperfection.
And announce the proud, shocking truth:
I am different, I am beautiful.



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on Aug. 30 2011 at 3:38 am
dia.dreamer GOLD, Kochi, Other
10 articles 0 photos 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo
"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am." - Sylvia Plath

thanks. I'm not gorgeous, though. I wrote this for everyone, including me. The part about me that's true in this poem is the teeth part, if slightly exaggerated. :)

on Aug. 29 2011 at 5:27 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Uniquely written, as always. 

on Aug. 29 2011 at 5:26 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Gorgeous, as I am sure you are. 

on Aug. 22 2011 at 4:47 pm
redhairCat PLATINUM, Pebble Beach, California
47 articles 20 photos 411 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can do anything!"

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh -  loved the ending!!!! So sweet!

on Aug. 21 2011 at 6:00 am
dia.dreamer GOLD, Kochi, Other
10 articles 0 photos 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo
"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am." - Sylvia Plath

haha...well, my friends like drawing on me when they're bored too. :P

on Aug. 20 2011 at 1:43 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
11 articles 2 photos 276 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

Sweet! So far, I'd say this is my favorite poem of yours. My favorite part, aside from the last stanza, was the bit about your skin. Being mixed race with a love of drawing on myself when I get too bored, that actually sounds alot like me!

on Aug. 20 2011 at 12:05 am
dia.dreamer GOLD, Kochi, Other
10 articles 0 photos 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo
"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am." - Sylvia Plath

thanks. :) I've never written poems about self-esteem before, so I'm glad this one turned out good. I hope it made at least someone out there feel better. :D

Harebelle GOLD said...
on Aug. 19 2011 at 11:00 am
Harebelle GOLD, Vancouver, Other
14 articles 1 photo 121 comments
Oh, wow- I like this one too! I don't know why no one else has commented because it's so good! Great message, and you wrote it really well. I like the part about teeth the best!


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