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My Legs Have Always Carried Me

written by: Linda M. Crate



"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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