Size Matters

painting by Cesar Santos

Talk all you want about my body
It does not matter to me
I'm more than all of you put together
And yet only my size you can see

Who defined the perfect body
To look like a fragile hour glass
I do not want to comply to this
This body shaming, I shall pass

I am happy the way I am
I have curves, here and there
Cellulite and stretch marks appear too
I love them, why do you care

Small, medium, large or bigger
It is just a label after all
Why desperately try to fit in
Instead choose comfort and stand tall

People will continue to laugh
Like their body, their minds are thin
Pay no heed to them
Carrying some extra weight is not a sin

What matters is how healthy you are
Your stats have nothing to do with it
Take care of yourself the way you want to
Do not worry, as long as you're fit

Ignore the vanity and march ahead
Paint your life with your own color chart
Size sometimes does matter
Only when it comes to the heart

Written for Magpie Tales: Mag 307.

25 comments:

  1. Bold, fearless, true- as always. And you have the biggest heart there is, my love. The biggest!

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    1. First again :)

      Thank you so much <3

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  2. Wow! Ultimate, Soumya! Your poem would inspire, motivate and teach so much to every woman in this world! Loved it! ❤

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  3. AMEN!! Full of so much truth. If only society wouldn't focus so on appearance and focus instead on the beauty that lies within.

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    1. Oh yeah. If only.

      Thanks for reading Kathy.

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  4. You hit the nail on the head. I can relate :). What you look like doesn't matter. What you are on the inside does. Unfortunately our society is hung up on looks. I would make anyone insecure with their body read your poem :).

    PS - I have started to blog again and I hope I stick around this time.

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    1. Thank you Harini. It's nice to have you back, hope you stay this time :)

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  5. Size sometimes does matter
    Only when it comes to the heart

    I love the above sentences :)

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  6. Bold and honest.. Simply loved it :)

    Cheers

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  7. This one is perfect. Wish more of us could truly appreciate it - special women. I like how you say things Soumya.

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  8. This should be read by every Woman on the Planet . It's a MAD Race and everyone is running , aping each other , trying to look like robots , exactly similar.

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  9. Love the spirit! Yes, let's paint our canvas!
    Happy Women's Day in advance :)

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  10. Now that is owning the skin in your in!! We should all be so proud to be the women we are... I really, really loved this. Thank you!!

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  11. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
    Thank you for this poem

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