When was the last time
You looked in the mirror and said
I love this body of mine?
When there was nothing you’d like to change
Nothing to improve or work with
When you didn’t compare yourself to strangers?
Ask me. The honest answer is
I can’t even remember
And scary enough, I’m not alone in this
Thrown at us from every direction is the guide
Wanting people to become unrealistic creatures
Wanting us to show it all, but makes us hide
Creating a dream to become something unreal
To try to get results only photoshop can make
And when you don’t get there, what do you feel?
The shame of not being good enough
Some break down because of failing
There’s only so long a person can act tough
I don’t love my body. I wish that wasn’t true
How perfect it would be to only see
The miracle that makes me and you
Think of all this wonderful body can do
It heals itself, loves and handle pain
Let’s stop the shaming and say thank you
Thank you for letting me feel
For taking me places and creating memories
For being something to be proud of and not conceal
It’s time to focus on getting better from the inside
Using time well spent by giving out a compliment
And stop judging on what is on the outside
Learn to see the beauty of a broken soul
To love all that makes us human
Appreciate the mistakes that makes us whole
Body shaming is just another word for hate
And why should we talk down about
The one thing keeping us grounded, unique and great?
It’s long overdue to turn body shaming into body loving
To take care of it as our most important asset
Because without it, we truly are nothing
You might never see perfection but love it anyway
For all it gives you and where it takes you
Repeat after me and say:
I love my body!
I love my body!
I LOVE MY BODY!
Scream it to the world so they can all hear
Write it in the sky and at the bottom of the sea
With those four words, chase away the fear
Of never becoming a copy of a lie
Embrace that miracle that is you
And kiss those body shamers goodbye
Life is too precious and too short for shame
Take a break. It’s time to love yourself
Besides, how stupid would we look if we were all the same?
©Christina de Vries – Geek Heaven