Initially Me

I
USED
TO
BE
BIGGER
Then
I
Started
To
(Wane)

My
Body
Chose
To
Spend
More
Than
I
Gave

Now
Nothing
Fits
Well
My
Shape
Is
Quite
Meh

Folk
Walk
right
by
And
not
know
I
Am
there

When
one
looks
at
the
outward
for
shape
and
design
how
tragic
a
loss
to
walk
by
a
mind
That
has
many
C u R v e S
D-i-Men-SIons
And
hues
But
I
Too
am
Too
Often

too
(small)
to
see
YOU!

My initials are MEH. Napowrimo prompt i am linking with dversepoets.com

Fighting with WordPress with color and fonts sizes. Did not paste the same way I copied. What is wrong with that picture!?

“Today’s (optional) prompt is to write a concrete poem. Like acrostic poems, concrete poems are a favorite for grade-school writing assignments, so this may not be your first time at the concrete-poem rodeo. In brief, a concrete poem is one in which the lines are shaped in a way that mimics the topic of the poem. For example, May Swenson’s poem “Women” mimics curves, reinforcing the poem’s references to motion, rocking horses, and even the shape of a woman’s body. George Starbuck’s “Sonnet in the Shape of a Potted Christmas Tree” is – you guessed it – a sonnet in the shape of a potted Christmas tree. Your concrete poem could be complexly-shaped, but relatively simple strategies can also be “concrete” —  like a poem involving a staircase where the length of the lines grows or shrinks over time, like an ascending (or descending) set of stairs.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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9 Responses to Initially Me

  1. Oh dear..I profess I found a touch of humour…..An experience to read…and to write as well I am sure, personal and honest.

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  2. Humor is an essential piece of everything. I’m glad you found it! Thank you Ain!

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  3. Great to read… the self-image is one of the worst ones to come by

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  4. merrildsmith says:

    Well done, Mary. Yes, the way we see ourselves and others.
    And I agree that there was some humor here, too.
    Wordpress can be such a pain!

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  5. Lucy says:

    A remarkable read with both insight and humor that speaks of the body and mind. How we fail to notice each other is due to how we saw each other in the first place–at least how I interpret this piece. 🙂 Love this poem, Mary, you never fail to amaze.

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  6. rothpoetry says:

    What a very creative poem, Mary. I love it. A great point, whether fat or thin to miss what is in a person’s mind!

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  7. Grace says:

    The format works wonders and drives home the point. Thanks for joining in.

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  8. Helen says:

    I officially join the club of ‘MEH’ body types!! Love this.

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