Justice for the Body


I heard somebody

was criticizing

my body..

Can anybody give me

A fair reason

For this treason

But nobody

answered me


When I was thin

they said I wasn’t slim

but skinny

as I’d been skinned..

a skeleton

The nouns were common

but felt uncommon…


When I was chubby

they wondered if

I could find a hubby

and lectured me

about a sexy body…

I listened to everybody

Now  they say

‘Hey buddy

look at your body

the shape is fine

but eat well when you dine

Body isn’t divine.

Listen to nobody

Ordered my body…


About the Poet

Kanchana Priyakantha is a poet from Sri Lanka