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Perspective

You see every single flaw and point it out to me,
It grates on every single nerve, affects my sanity.

You worry for my health & life, my prospects may be few,
But many see beyond my size, I wish one of them was you.

I know you feel that with less weight, less digits on my labels,
That I would find that loving one with whom I could be stable.

But that is your perspective and there are many who
Would feel lucky to have me and do not hold your view.

So while I know you love me, and while I know I’m big,
I would rather you support me while for myself I dig.

My head is still not happy, I still have many qualms,
What I need most is your love, the feeling of your arms.

And maybe you’ll be proved right, maybe one day I’ll see
That my size is holding me back more than my anxiety.

But for now please try to realise, that while all you see is fat,
I am in fact a person, with feelings and with that

Comes my own perspective, ‘cos yes, I see it too,
I stare into the mirror, and cry because I have not a clue.

I do not know how to stop it, I’m not strong enough right now
To take on my inner demons in a battle, but this I will vow;

To try to figure out myself just where the problem lies,
And to fight it when I’m ready, smack it right between the eyes.

But, as I say, right now, is really not the time,
So will you please bear with me, while my own mountain I climb.

Prose for Thought

6 comments

  1. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    This is wonderfully written, what a moving and heartfelt poem. It flows so well, and draws you into and through the words x #prose4t

  2. Lisa from Lisa's Life

    Blimey. I could’ve written this to my dad! Great writing lovely lady 🙂

  3. Lucy @ bottlefor2

    I feel your pain. I hope writing this made you feel a little better, poetry can act like therapy sometimes xx

  4. Verily Victoria Vocalises

    You are such a wonderful person Livi – inside and out. I love this piece of writing – you have put it together beautifully.Funnily enough, this week’s prompt is Perspective and this has really given me something to think about. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought x

    1. Mrs TeePot

      Bless you, thanks for the lovely comment 🙂
      Thank you for creating/hosting such an awesome linky!

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