I am curvaceous, voluptuous,
Flabby tummy-ed, thunder-thighed,
Bear-y hairy, jugs droopy melon-y,
I am a life-giver,
An on-demand, immuno-rich, auto-formula-adjusting food source
carrier, carer, lover,
I laugh out loud at the slightest provocation,
and snigger like Muttley* at every secret,
and dance and twirl at the drop of a hat,
my skin is infused with earthy tones, a
delectable dark chocolate hue,
full lips, long fingers, small feet
I am a curvaceous life creator,
Voluptuous milk provider,
Miraculous, magic itself
my sway, my grace, my jhatka
will have you floored.
Flaunting is for my own.
*Muttley is a fictional character known best for his mischievous, wheezing laughter.
A derivation of a LIST poem. A list poem is exactly what the name conveys. It is a list of things, activities, events arranged in an order which reflects the mood of the author. Here, I started out with a list of how I would describe my body and paired all the similar descriptions together for better effect.
INSPIRATION/CAUSE for the day: Go love yourself!/Stop Body Shaming
The term ‘body shaming’ has gathered momentum over the past few years and many celebrities have been talking out against it. Last year, after an incredibly invigorating Super Bowl performance by Lady Gaga, some social media trolls could not stop themselves from criticising her body!(Eh, What?!!). I loved her response to that “Go love yourself!” “I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too”. This was my inspiration for today’s poem.
We aren’t celebrities, but we aren’t protected from the often sugar-coated, supposedly well-meaning remarks about our body by every person that we happen to meet. The only way to combat this is by us being proud of ourselves and our bodies. Let us not be a reaction to anyone else’s words.
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For each letter this April, I shall be presenting a poem inspired by ‘something’ that is making our world a little bit kinder, a little bit greener. The ‘something’ is a mix of people, movements, thoughts, or organizations who are having a positive influence on the world around us. Read all the posts in ‘Poetry For A Cause’ series by linking the button below.
“CHANGE BEGINS WITH AWARENESS”
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