Monday, October 12, 2009

Poetry Slam

Who Says?

Who says my hair must be straight
To land the best mate
My shape go in here
And still dart out there
Who says my hands should be small
And my feet even smaller
That I should be tall
But not that much taller
Who says my arms must be toned
My body small-boned
My lips full and red
My stomach unfed
Who says my legs should be lean
My fat never seen
My skin should be tan
My frame like a man
Who says my eyes should be wide
With not much inside
My mouth the same way
With not much to say
Who says my face should be sweet
I watch how I eat
My nose small and cute
My point of view moot
Who says I must be pristine
Avoid being mean
I always look right
By no means should fight
Who says?

13 comments:

Rachel said...

Nice poem :)

I went to a local poetry slam years ago and a woman performed a similar body empowering poem. I was quite moved. I wish I knew who she was so as to get a copy of it.

now.is.now said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing.

azusmom said...

Awesome!

Andrea said...

Love it!

I Hate to Weight said...

who says? could they take it back, please?

Shae Adele said...

i love it.
thank you.

April Kam said...

this is beautiful :)

Grace said...

:) I think this earns a spot on my wall.

Tiffany said...

Thanks so much for posting this!

imaginenamaste said...

That is awesome! It really hit home!

fortressofeden said...

I'm crying, this is amazing.
I've had the most shit day, and thank you, just thank you.

Bev said...

Such an amazing poem! I'm looking to use it in a Speech event competition- could I have your permission and the means to properly credit you?

Bev said...

Not sure if my last comment went through- I'm new to this site, but fingers crossed!