I choose to be Me

I choose to be Me

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I’d choose to be me once again-
Not one shade fairer like most suggest;
Not one pound lesser than most these days;
Not one inch taller than the average.

I’d choose to be me once again-
Not one year older or younger- just same;
Not one sibling less, a family of eight;
Not one scar less from childhood charade.

I’d choose to be me once again-
Happy and bubbly, naive as they say;
Loving and living and making mistakes;
Praying and dreaming and writing away.


In response to the daily prompt: New Skin

 

Mama’s words

Mama’s words

And she said to me-
Baby you are beautiful;
Go eat some cake,
You’ll be more beautiful;
Put on some weight,
And embrace this phase.
Ignore the world,
Cause skinny isn’t the way,
For you… anyway

Let the slim be slim
And you be you;
That’s all- you can do

Embrace it, live it
Oh my darling, love it
Life’s what you make it,
It begins with embracing-
You.
Every piece of you.