Blubber Meets Buddha
Blubber sits beached in Buddha pose
cartoon belly wobbles
Face creased to smile
– contemplates whales
scans ocean seeking peace
Grounded body disowned
mind’s eye persuades Blubber
it is a nymph among goblins
Satisfied, blubber readily agrees
and greedily gobbles more chocolate
who stole her feet?
Self-loathing needs more chocolate
to appease missing feet.
Blubber smiles, in denial
sighs, and thinks of whales
When you are fat there is a thin person within, desperately trying to escape.
The inspiration behind the poem ‘Blubber Meets Buddha’ was a debate with my inner-self after I sat down on the shoreline like a grounded whale. I found myself comparing my blancmange-like belly to the that of the sylph-like women who were sunbathing nearby.
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So after the Christmas gorgey my diet continues in earnest. Who else starts 2019 with the promise to lose weight or get fit of get fat?