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Rated: E · Poetry · Comedy · #2191492
The Struggles of Body Image
Potato Mama

I went clothes shopping the other day
To find something new to wear
See, I'm going to NY to my friend's son's Bar Mitzvah
And it's going to be a fancy affair

I tried on dresses, gowns, pant suits, shoes and outfits to no avail
When I stopped for a moment, looked in the mirror
Suddenly my face went pale!

Later that day, I emailed my daughter who lives quite a distance from me
I told her about my predicament and my sudden discouraging discovery
She emailed me back, I could tell she'd been laughing about what I had said
But she was supportive about my observation and said "It was all in my head".

Now, my weight's been an ongoing battle with me ever since I've been small
I've been up and down and on so many diets I can't quite remember them all
Either way, I'm attractive but when I am thin, I am really quite a tomato
But what I saw in the mirror when I looked that day
Was a body that looked like a potato!

Well, I guess it's back to the drawing board and I'll have to diet once more
Or maybe I should just accept this fate of getting more than I bargained for
No one ever said life is easy and we don't always like what we get
But gee - a potato - hmmm - I may have to diet yet!
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