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New Poem About Self-Esteem-Sometimes It Hurts
A New Poem
I got teased a lot as a child because I was "the fat kid."
I have struggled with my weight since I was about two years old. I have had some success in my weight loss efforts, but I am still a long way from my lifestyle changing goal of 135 pounds.
I am sitting in front of the computer after rededicating myself to my lifestyle changes yet again. I restarted Weight Watchers on the first, and I am contemplating what things I have to change to make it permanent this time.
One problem that I think most heavy people face is the teasing and rejection that comes from some of the people who have not had to deal with this problem. My thoughts on this subject turned into the following poem:
Sometimes It Hurts
Sometimes it hurts to live in a world full of pretentiousness,
In a place where outward looks, genetics and other things
Over which we have little or no control,
Things that we probably did not choose for ourselves,
Have more meaning than the inward beauty that we have shaped,
Worked for and nourished throughout our lives.
Rejected, snubbed or shunned
Because we don’t fit into someone else’s picture of a perfect world.
Sometimes it hurts that someone we would like to get to know
Rejected us at first glance,
That we didn’t even get a chance.
But, you know what?
Sometimes it helps to know that God loves us,
That we are His artwork, and when it’s all over,
We will adorn His house.
Sometimes it helps to remember that there are people
In this world that love us, no matter what the cover looks like.
Sometimes it helps to remind ourselves that we suffer
From our own prejudices,
And that this is a lesson for us that teaches us
To fix what we’ve done wrong.
Sometimes it helps to remember that the important thing is to love,
Not to be loved.
So, let’s live at peace, and leave those people where they belong,
On the outside.
If you have ever suffered from this kind of mistreatment, I hope it gives you something to think about.
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