A Body Shaming Parent

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic


I’m sick of being put down for my weight. I’m sick of being put down for what I wore. I’m sick of being put down for wanting a second plate. I just wanted more! I just want to wear what I want. I just want to look good! I just want a mother who lifts me up instead of puts me down…like a real mother should. I cry myself to sleep at night because I don’t feel good enough…I cry into my pillow and lie in my bed…thoughts racing through my head, wishing I was dead. That’s what happens every time you say those words…that’s what happens every time you roll your eyes…you get mad every time I try to explain, like my pain comes as a surprise. I just want you to know how I feel…CARE about how I feel…every time you make those comments…every time you say those words…and your lack of an apology just makes it worse…it takes me to a dark place and keeps me prisoner…like I’m under a curse…I just want to be loved and feel loved…I just want to hear your apology, each and every time…and not have to hear it just by sending you this rhyme…I want it to come naturally…I want so much and it seems like a lot…but all I want…all I need…is respect…


Submitted: June 10, 2021

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