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Wednesday, Jun 27 2007 - storms

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today's inspiration came from a huge thunderstorm that passed through westchester county, new york late this afternoon. it was a violent storm with hail and incredible lightning. it should have cooled the air, but it really didn't. but it did make me think about my life and all the storms i have weathered especially when it comes to my weight. i had so many opportunities to fix myself through the years, but i never did. There was lots of thunder and lightning to warn me to seek shelter, but i guess the time was never right. That is until now. And so I am thankful to finally be in from the storm. I am glad all my friends on CK have come in from the rain too.

I hope you like it. Please enjoy and have a wonderful day (what's left of it!!)

storms

many years ago
when i was a child
i was cute
adorable
blue eyes
curly hair
a cherub
chubby cheeks
chubby legs
chubby
a storm was brewing
and i stayed outside
and played
in the rain

when i was a teen
i was heavier than most
unhappier than many
just no one knew
so i was popular
out going
smart
funny
another storm was coming
and still i stood outside
in the rain

as a young adult
i started a career
a successful career
made many friends
i was happy,
for the most part
but my weight
i struggled with it
daily
constantly
i tried everything
but never lost
enough
at least that's
what i thought
and so the storm came
and i stayed out
in the rain
again

i quit smoking
at 33
a good thing
a healthy thing
the right thing to do
but of course
i gained weight
and more weight
a real storm over head
but still
i didnít seek
shelter from the rain

last summer
my heart
it was not well
but i didn't know
i felt pain
real pain
and
i could have died
but i didnít
i was scared
and i knew
my time was running out
because a storm
unlike i had ever seen before
was upon me
and still
i stood out
in the damn rain
and i cannot tell you why

then april came
the one that just past
bringing her showers
drenching me
soaking me to the bone
drowning me
in torrents of despair
i was so obese
so heavy
in a place
where no one
ever wants to be
i was afraid and
i needed help
and
i desperately needed
shelter from the rain
and i knew
i had to do something

and then
the last storm
poured down on me
and woke me
from a very long sleep
and gave me the strength
to look inside
to take control
to get better
and take the steps
to lose weight
to be the best i can be
to save myself
and finally
come in from the rain.

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6 comments so far.

6.

7 years ago

Thanks for the encouragement and the poem. Love

by PEANUT

PEANUT

5.

7 years ago

once again...beautiful and touching. BTW, I love your pics. I'm thinking you might be a bit sassy....would I be right? :)

by DIMPLEGRIN1

DIMPLEGRIN1

4.

7 years ago

:y:

by LUCKYDUCK2

LUCKYDUCK2

3.

7 years ago

:wave1: Another wonderful poem....You are amazing..Have a good evening...:)

by BIGGRAMMA

BIGGRAMMA

2.

7 years ago

Here, have a cup of tea (or iced tea!), get cozy on the balance balls in the big CK gym, and let us keep on gathering here and free ourselves, together, from the thunder in our bodies :love: :) :love:. . . . Love ya, Kristen :heart1:

by KRITTI

1.

7 years ago

I'm glad we're all in from the rain too. :) Thanks for your beautiful poem. :love:

by BUN201

BUN201