we are so much more that just bodies..
We are the arms that carry our children
keeping them safe and secure. A mothers comforting embrace
Arms that’s reach out to help another in need
We are the legs that struggle along undulating paths
That run in ecstatic nervousness into the beckoning ocean
Legs that will us to run when our mind said stop long ago
The knees that bend down to get to someone’s level, to somehow see the world through their eyes
We are tummys, perhaps rounder than before, poking out in glorious roundess
Life being knitted together inside
Or simply saying we are loved and we are fed
We are the spines that labour day in and day out to support us, to haul, to turn, to reach high Until it can carry us no longer
We are the faces that hold another’s and tell them it’s going to be ok!
We are the lines around our eyes that tell us of a life lived in joy, in pain and everything in between
We are the marks and spots that looked up to bath in the sun’s rays
We are the feet that feel the warm sand between our toes
We are the hands that pen stories
Pick flowers for loved ones
Paint a masterpiece
Caress the skin of a lover
When we truly see at the wonders of our beautiful and complex bodies It’s hard to believe that we focus on the lumpy bits, the tummy that tells of childbirth, the bingo arms, the chubby cheeks, the not so perfect teeth.
Where did this idea of the perfect body come from?
You’re perfect, because you have lived and because you have breath in your body
Miraculous breath, proof that you exist
And you exist in your magical, strong and resilient body.
Say you’re sorry for those mean things you have said about it
Treat it like a treasure
Like a dear friend
Be at peace with your amazing, perfect body.
Be forever free my friend,
X Gem X