Skinny Taste, Taste Skinny

Looking deeper

Why can't I be skinnier
Maybe stop eating
but I can't do that
Its too unhealthy
I think my gut is too big

But I don't have enough to lose it.

Why can't I be like her
You can see her slimness
I am quick to judge myself
Then I stuff myself
Because I'm slow to see any good
Or beauty n my reflection


Why can't I be skinny!
With no handles to touch on
A pretty young thing to look at
And maybe more to speak to
I used to be like that
But not anymore it seems
She has no visible fat
Her stomach is nice and flat
Its not something I see in me
Especially when the mirror does its job


Why can't I be just skin
My bones a little more visible
Gaunt but with shape
Yes that's what I want
Maybe this will be my last meal
Just for today
Maybe I won't reflect.

Just for today, maybe

the mirror

won't

work!

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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

I never will understand why women torture themselves over the way they look in the mirror.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

The media portrays beauty as a slim ,petite woman, which is what influences many young girls to believe that it's beauty.

When you look in the mirror remember that word,

B- Brains

e-extrordinary

a-attitude

u undeniable

t-totally

y-yourself

Real beauty comes from within.


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catalystsnstars 4 years ago from Land of Nod Author

Thank you for the encouragement. I think you'll be happy to hear that this was actually written over two years ago, after I had just given birth and was dealing with the baby weight. Now i'm not longer that stuck on my weight. But I will have to remember the BEAUTY saying. Thanks again.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

I'm sure that you are beautiful, and I don't even know what you look like.


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catalystsnstars 4 years ago from Land of Nod Author

Thank you for that, there are few people as honest anymore.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, I know how you feel or felt back then, I have trouble with my tummy fat too! lol! but it doesn't matter, I had a friend who always said, as long as you have a smile on your face, thats what matters, great poem! cheers nell


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catalystsnstars 4 years ago from Land of Nod Author

Thanks Nell, even though this is an older hub, the bad feelings from when I wrote that poem still lingers sometimes. I'm still working on that tummy though. lol

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