I love how this poem seems so personal and straight from the heart. The narrator comes across as a strong character, totally at home in her body and proud to be who she is. If more of us could feel like this we would be a lot happier!
I also though it was a good touch to the poem to add in the parents, and what they say and do, I believe that because they are proud and unashamed of themselves, that their children have learned the same confidence, of loving yourself and accepting yourself as people who matter accept you, and not how strangers try to change you, before they will accept you!
Really great topic, and you worded it well.
4 years ago
by Ben Pickard
Superb and I agree with the sentiment entirely - though each to their own!
It's nice to see someone who is proud of who they are and where they come from inspiring to say the least ... I've been a bit shallow in the past myself... in fact the girl I marry on Wednesday I said was not my type... but now every time I look I just keep thinking... how did I not see what I see now.