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    ANNIEONLI   62,075
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An ode to my pot belly

Sunday, March 17, 2013

You and I have been together,
Since I ever could remember.
You been patted, squished
Criticized, mushed
Been the torment of my youth.

You have never truly gone away,
And maybe that is why today
I barely tend to think of you
As really something, not that new.

You have come and gone through pregnancies
Hanging out inside my jeans.
Whether then size 16 or now a 6,
You always seem to get your kicks
By hanging out and staying there
Tucked inside my underwear.

Iím 40 now and over you.
There is really nothing I can do
Because gravity now is not a friend
My boobs, my butt have joined the sag,
Looking like a crumpled bag.

Youíre not that important after all
Forgot about you when Motherhood called.
The kids they really do not care
That you are ever present there.

Iím amazed that you were so important
To me so long ago.
It seems that with age Iím all the wiser
To go along with the flow.

If I could take back anything
It would be the time I lost
Worrying about something dumb
Really wasnít worth the cost.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NUMD97 3/30/2013 8:28PM

    You know what I like about you, Annie? You have [or perhaps always thought this way, who knows?] complete acceptance of your body as you age.

You're definitely one woman who has her priorities straight. Lovely to see.

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DWEXCEL 3/20/2013 8:48AM

    Love it! Perfect :)

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NEW-CAZ 3/19/2013 3:24PM

    emoticon emoticon

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JESSICABOOTY 3/18/2013 7:25PM

    If you listen hard, you can still hear me laughing. emoticon

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KANOE10 3/18/2013 7:43AM

    :Lovely poem and perfect ending. I am glad you are happy with yourself, Yah on the size 6 fitting you.


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REBECCATKD 3/17/2013 10:36PM

    How poetic!

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-AMANDA79- 3/17/2013 2:21PM

    *sigh* So when I'm 40 I won't long for a tummy tuck anymore? The twins did a number on my midsection. Brats!

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DALID414 3/17/2013 2:15PM

    emoticon for taking back the power.

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ITSMYTYME2SHYNE 3/17/2013 9:23AM

    Great blog, it's a keeper

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NEW-CAZ 3/17/2013 9:12AM


Reminded me of the type of ode typical of Pam Ayres emoticon

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JGRAY76 3/17/2013 8:33AM

    Very clever. Something all women our age can related to.

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