There Was a Young Woman Who Swallowed a Lie

After yesterday’s foray into self-loathing and complex body-image issues, this post from Gluestick Mum was exactly what I needed to hear! Worth a reblog. As a matter of fact, she wins my inaugural Award for Feminist Badass Poetry. She has won a free one year subscription to my blog. (You are welcome!)

Gluestick Mum

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There was a young woman who swallowed a lie.
An abject lie about her thighs.
Perhaps she’ll cry.

There was a young woman who read all the mags.
What a drag to read all the mags.
She read all the mags to quell the lie,
The abject lie about her thighs.
Perhaps she’ll cry.

There was a young woman who adopted each fad.
To feel more glad she adopted each fad.
She adopted each fad as she read all the mags.
What a drag to read all the mags.
She read all the mags as she swallowed the lie,
The abject lie about her thighs.
Perhaps she’ll cry.

There was a young woman who ate nothing but soup
Oh and bits of goop, but still mostly soup.
She ate the soup as she adopted each fad.
She adopted each fad as she read all the mags.
What a drag to…

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