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My Legs Have Always Carried Me

written by: Linda M. Crate

@thysilverdoe

 

"her flat butt,
and her legs..."
how about stop
criticizing and judging bodies?
the only one you need to
worry about is your own,
skinny people can be unhealthy;
and fat people can be in good health—
i am not here for anyone's entertainment,
and your critiques and criticisms
weren't asked for nor warranted;
just because someone exists
doesn't give you any excuse to be rude—
maybe you should know the true
value of beauty is not a person's appearance,
but their heart and soul;
i have always hated my big legs but they
have always carried me where i needed to go
no matter how tired they were
they have never let me down;
you couldn't walk a mile in my shoes
so don't look down your nose at me—
we're two different people on two different journeys,
just two strangers in a world of many;
except i would never judge your body the way you
judged mine.

Linda M. Crate

Linda M. Crate

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has three published chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press - June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon - January 2014), and If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016). Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015. The third of the seven book series Centaurs & Magic was published November 2016. Her novel Corvids & Magic was published March 2017.
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