I may be flabby.
And you may laugh at me.
I may be meaty.
And surely, you can bully me.
I may be fat.
But I still have a heart.
I may be stout.
But please don’t give me doubts.
Yes, I am chubby.
But you have no right to tell me “I’m not worthy.”
Yes, I am not sexy.
But I can confidently say, “I’m happy.”
Now, let me ask you.
“Are you as happy as me?”
In response to Blogging University’s WRITING 101 Day 17 Assignment:
Day 17: Mine your own material
Imagine a shopper searching for vintage items at a flea market, or an artist using recycled materials to build a sculpture. Can you dig through your online treasures and build upon old stories and existing writing? Here are more ideas:
Scroll through your Facebook wall and see if any posts catch your eye. Do you feel the same as when you first posted something? Can you comment on how you’ve evolved?
This poem is inspired by my Facebook post last April. I reposted a TIME’s article, Kelly Clarkson Talks Weight Criticism With Ellen DeGeneres, because her words have somehow empowered me.
Clarkson, an American singer and the first ever American Idol winner said,
“It’s like, you’re just who you are. We are who we are. Whatever size, and it doesn’t meant that we’re gonna be that forever.”
Can you relate to her?
Do you agree?
Please let me know.