Thud Thud, her shoes went.
She was a young and pretty girl.
Bright smile, a good heart who loved her neighbour as herself.
Good morning, she greeted as she passed along, her bright eyes shone.
Dont look at her the elderly women said, holding her son away, she is not the kind girl for you,
Too skinny, too angular no shape I say.
splash splash her shoes went.
10 years had passed and the pretty girl had grown,
Bright smile, a good heart who loved her neighbour as herself,
Good morning she greeted as she passed along, her usual bright eyes ever shone.
Don't look her way the elderly women said, holding her son away, she is not the kind of girl for you,
Beautiful she may be but something is amiss, no breasts, no hips, too angular I say.
Click click her shoes went.
10 more years have gone past and the pretty girl is now full grown.
Smile ever so bright, heart ever so big and a never ending love for others.
Good morning she greeted as she passed along, her eyes shone as bright as ever.
Wao! The elderly woman exclaimed, what beauty , what grace , the perfect wife for my son.
Turn and see she said, look at her, say hello, add a smile and second one I say.
Alas mother Alas the boy muttered this beauty is not for me.
why oh why the mother asked looking at the perfect bride pass by.
Remember oh mother 20 years past she was the one you called too skinny.
Remember oh mother, 10 years past she was the one you called angular and without breast.
Alas oh mother alas , this perfect bride now belongs to another.
what a lose the boy wept , what a lose,
she's the perfect bride my mother called not good enough.
(Dedicated to all victims of body shaming)
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