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You say that big is beautiful
That it's the new 'in thing'
You talk about how nice I'd look
If only I weren't thin
But will you come to realise
That it really isn't right
To say that we're not big enough
And take our name in spite?

You may have gotten insults
From some idiotic men
But when you call us skin and bones
You're just as bad as them
To say that big is beautiful
Is fine and true to say
To say that big is better
Is to think a hateful way

Nothing's better, nothing's 'right'
We're built to look unique
To say we're pretty, big and skinny
That's the peace I seek
It's easier to get along
When we're not starting fights
To see the wars of big vs skinny
Aren't such pretty sights

So lets find a happy medium
To stop this pointless hate
Let's have respect for everyone
No matter what their weight
And when we all abide by this
We'll see what happens then
A world full of less hate and fear
And more friendship again
A lot of the time I see my friends on facebook sharing pictures with little phrases like 'real women have curves' and 'bigger is better' and it really gets to me. I know a lot of people are ridiculed for their weight or appearance but to insult other people because of it doesn't help anyone. Saying things like 'it's better to be big than be a stick insect' is just as bad as the people that say 'thin people are hotter than big people'. Just because you're big doesn't mean you're better than other people, and the same applies to being thin.
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can definitely relate with this poem because it reminds me of mistakes I made in the same vogue. And honestly, even though I meant well, I do feel that saying something about someone's weight or someone's physical features is unacceptable for the same reason that it can go against us. And I agree, it is a rightful taboo - we should know where we stand and we must accept that for a fact and admittedly, its the right thing to do.
UsernameBeenClaimed Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think society is what has ruined us. There is no "big" and there is no "small". As long is someone is the healthy weight for their body type, I think its great. I have a friend who's a dancer and she's naturally small and petite, and I myself am a swimmer so I've got a larger body. Doesn't mean she's anorexic or that I'm fat. I think you're portraying a great image people should follow. Its never fair to judge others only on weight.
shadow0071 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
so true, XD :D yet so many people seem to forget this
TheShadeCreature Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so wonderfully written and true :nod:. I have friend that suffers from anorexia so she has this battle in her mind everyday. :cry:
Hineko12 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've been my whole life overweight (due to my sickness. My family is full of marathon runners.) and in past few years I've lost a lot of weight by exercise. One day while running I realised that no matter how much I run and I lose weight, there will be people who think I'm disgusting. If I'm overwight, some people regard me as ugly. If I'm thin, there will be people who hate me for being thin. But I didn't stop running, on the contrary, I smiled at the thought. I don't run or lose weight anymore for being prettier in other people's eyes: I want to run because I like it and it makes me feel strong and beautiful. This poem reminded me of that realisation and decision. Thank you. You made my day a little brighter.
MarrahWannah Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is truely beautiful. I"m abnormally skinny, and this is awesome.
Lady---Vengeance Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
Me too :highfive:
Dreamer113 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen! I love your pattern of rhyming, making this poem easy and fun to read. And your choice of topic is so true and the ideas delivered so perfectly. Great job!
Lady---Vengeance Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes and its like the creepy fixation on someone's body, like they feel the need to insult you whether your skinny, or fat. And its still like focusing on the appearance I guess, like the body is how you judge a person (if that makes sense).
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