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I like Soft Women

by James Zealy

I like soft women
Round and curved
full and robust
smiling with life

To heck with the toothpick personna
Saturated by a video wetdream
Emaciated and listless
One step away from anorexea

Marilynn was a 14
And is legendary still
Yet picture perfect airbrushed symmetry
Paints lies that no women can achieve

Poster children for the malnourished
Describe a media infatuation with
A skewed sense of reality
And I still like soft women

07/19/2005

Posted on 07/19/2005
Copyright © 2021 James Zealy

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Felicia Aguilar on 07/19/05 at 08:49 PM

Being a 'soft woman' myself, can I just tell you how much I love this poem? I think this is something that so many women can learn something from, that there are men out there who don't want the stick-thin "toothpick personnas". Thank you for posting this, its going under my favorites!

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 07/20/05 at 01:45 PM

The image you have built up of a soft woman 'Round and curved' looks good.

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 07/20/05 at 09:18 PM

*grinning from ear to ear* though I know you did not write this for me personally, it thrills me to read it!! (by the way, I've been told that I'm VERY soft...hehehee)

Posted by Maria Terezia Ferencz on 08/30/06 at 06:26 PM

All hail a later day Rubens.... I am not curved, but it ain't cause I don't eat when the curves come I am keeping em.... nice write.

Posted by Maria Francesca on 05/22/07 at 02:48 AM

hallelujah, bruddah!

Posted by Julie Adams on 10/23/09 at 04:00 PM

love it, kudos, couldn't agree more...I wrote a piece on anorexia, my cousin suffers, but it was a hard write for me....this is serious but still light...love it, peace, jewels

Posted by Mo Couts on 07/02/11 at 02:52 AM

TOTALLY ditto-ing what Ali said! This is wonderful and makes me feel so confident and awesome about myself and my body; what a great read =)

Posted by E. A. Pugh on 07/26/11 at 03:00 PM

Aw thanks

Posted by Lori Blair on 11/30/11 at 11:46 PM

I loved this one too..I always believed Marilyn was beautiful as she was..now though many say differently. thanks for this!

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