As a young woman I look in the mirror now And I love what I see.
Every flaw has been long gone With only my beauty that remains In my big determined blue eyes
I believe now That I am just as beautiful As all the other women in my life Who are like gems to me.
I’m all grown up My height not a problem Not even now at almost twenty-two Five feet is all I’ve got Just enough to stand tall on my own.
My body gave me curves instead A large chest, big hips, and a tiny waist Thighs that hold me up high Giving me an hour-glass figure That could not hide My growing love for this body of mine.
Girls loved to stare Calling me funny and cute I am well-loved in my company Making my heart melt with pure joy Over my loving second family.
I love this body of mine I call myself nothing more Than a beautiful human Who loves her friends and family And gained confidence from acceptance.
One day I realized that I do have it all Tears of gratitude for this life I lead Not only because of this body of mine But my love and passion for life Food is no longer my enemy but an ally I stand tall and kept my vow
Fifty pounds means nothing to me That fat girl in the mirror Staring back at me I know she is just the past For here I stand now owning these curves
I want to spread this love to others.
I want this love to last.