I was scrawling through my photos earlier and came across this poem I wrote in August last year. When I wrote it I had been feeling a little low and had been particularly hurt by a couple of 'off cuff' remarks made by an acquaintance ( no longer even that). By putting pen to paper ( rather, stylus to Ipad) I managed to lift myself and boost my mood considerably. Reading through it for the first time since it was written, I find that the words still lift me to others negative attitudes, and in particular my weight issue and the perception some folk have about me, though they do not know me at all. I find poetry, however badly written or grammatically incorrect, cathartic. It can lift my spirits and help me overcome issues I am facing. For me it is a positive thing to do.
I thought I would post the poem and hope it strikes the right chord with some of you.