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The Big O



I see them walk past me everyday,
They look through me anyway
sometimes the occasional glance,
but no one's taking a chance.

I am always the friend
that they can depend,
what happened to the chemistry?
it is such a travesty.

I craved for a loving touch
was I asking too much?
or a love letter perhaps
those thrilling moments and gasps.

time flew by fast
nothing happened to last.
I grew anxious by the day,
no one had anything to say.

Now I go to work,
a jerk is always on the lurk,
sometimes they leer
I can always hear
their jokes are cheap,
sometimes I quietly weep.

there are days when I get touched,
i used to get scared so much
now i have given up,
let them feel me up.

i have to take the ride,
no one caring by my side,
have to reach office on time,
sitting at home doesn't earn me a dime.

The boss doesn't like my presence,
colleagues have fun at my expense.
this has been on for a long while.
I put up a brave smile,

I hide myself in the long work hour.
they actually give me an ardour
my cubicle of security
there I have friends plenty.


the smirking salesman is right
The stitches are very tight,
designers don't design clothes my type,
my types don't create any hype.

I am an object of pun,
the passerby's poke fun.
family members keep up the sarcasm
keep hurting like a spasm


my folks are saving more money,
they quip - who will marry you honey?
what am I worth?
wonder why they gave me birth?

when will you see
the beauty within me?
the day that I die
I will no longer feel shy,
to boldly fly off to another world
No more misery for the obese girl.




Gyanban thoughts - a few lines dedicated to obesity,an obese woman in this case,what's a day in her life look like? who cares ?Our society is trained to laugh and mock when they see someone obese.It is sad that even educated people make a mockery out of someone's misery.This misery leads to so many suicides -some physically and some mentally.

Comments

  1. That was an amazing poem! I could feel the pain and sadness. Great work! :)

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  2. great poem
    beautifully wriiten

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  3. wow! it was such a nice poem. great work. :)

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  4. i thought such pain could best be expressed in blank verse. But this surely makes me rethink. Nice one!

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  5. great.. wonderful poem.. loved it .. palpable emotions.. very touching

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  6. Wonderful write-up!

    I truly can relate to many of the things, mainly those mentioned in the earlier paragraphs - in spite of the fact that I'm (trapped in the body of) a guy.

    Keep writing. You write well!

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  7. Beautiful! I am reading your blogs..

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  9. Here's a ginormous bouquet! Quite a poem, full of surprise ... simple & evokes empathy. Nice ride!

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  10. this was a simple yet poignant verse, truly capturing the pains of an obese girl.. loved it every inch :-)

    i liked the way the poem nicely flows through out without a hitch :-) good job.. keep up the good work..

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  11. @sacredwestwind - thank you for the ginormous bouquet.!much appreciated.


    @Debosmita - thanks and am glad you liked it.!

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  12. simply wonderful. You have penned down the feelings so well.

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