The Big Issue Or The Porkers Lament

Poem By Lauren Walker

Measure love in weight & I've more than most to give
Measure fun in lbs & oz's - oh what a life I live!
Big & bubbly, larger than life
Homely & cuddly, the perfect wife?

Who started all this cliche'd crap?
Did they think we'd all laugh & clap
Big is beautiful, so they say
But I'm just me, whatever I weigh!

I've no desire to be stick thin
That must bring its own chagrin
But judge me for me, not my size
This bubbly girl still has a grumpy side!

Whilst the stereotypes really get my goat
I also know you could make a tent from my coat
I've heard them all, they're oh so funny
And yes, I know I'll never make a playboy bunny

So now enough with the cliches, and the jokes
Cos I think I just heard the oven timer go....

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