Poem – Entitled Body Image (Audio by Miriam – Click More)

March 27, 2018

Why do you hide behind

doors and clothes?

What are you so ashamed of

that is all yours?

A gift, a miracle you were born with,

There is nothing wrong with being

female, having curvy bits.

Be Proud

Listen here to the audio version with Miriam reading


Did we inherit this shame and guilt

From our grans and mums,

That women must hide,

fearful, of what we or others

might see?

As you look in the mirror

why do you criticise and scrutinise

your female shape?

Can you learn to love

how you look?

The feminine body is not for covering


Be Proud

I spent twenty-five years afraid to let people in.

It affected my relationships with boys then

with men. The critical eyes

from my female kin.

Be Proud


Now I walk around oozing confidence and


No longer afraid to flaunt

And show the best of

all that is mine.

Love your body,

It’s the only one you’ve got,

Don’t be afraid to show it off.

Look in the mirror each day and repeat

out loud

I am gorgeous, I am me

a reflection of who and what

I can be.

Be Proud

2 Responses to Poem – Entitled Body Image (Audio by Miriam – Click More)

  1. BARBARA I’Connor March 27, 2018 at 7:34 pm #

    Wonderful reading – very inspirational. X

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