Definition of me…

Definition of me…

I say that I am beautiful,
You say that I am not;
You tell me what I am,
I’d rather tell you what I am not.
Without many words you make me feel dorky,
flicking through your glossy insides
makes me feel it is a crime to be.
You’re before my eyes
When I want to take a huge bite
From the double MacDonald burger
On a tired Friday night…
You’re in my dreams
And it’s all about you:
I’m in them too
But you can’t tell can you?
You’re the voice in my ear
When I just want to be,
Chanting words that define a human
Greater than me:
Sexy, Slim, trim, sleek, glamorous, petite
Wonderfully skinny, toned and sun kissed.
Oh perfection ridden pictures of cosmopolitan and vogue!
Ah perfection ridden news of E! And insider!
Let me tell you who I would rather be
Not too skinny and not too large,
A pimple or two at that time of the month,
Some stretch marks in places my husband appreciates
Fit and happy is what I am… thank you very much!
I may not look like a long legged colt ready to strut
But I am me and it’s all I’ve got…



30 thoughts on “Definition of me…” by estrella (@estrella)

  1. beautiful poetry Estrella…The world’s definition of beauty has led many of us to feel insecure in how we look..but like you concluded.. ‘I am me and it’s all I’ve got’..lol

  2. A trilling description hey….Truly that’s all you’ve got….I like….

  3. You are you. I am me. To hell with all them cosmopolitan prescriptions! Great piece and still loving it

  4. Dem dey mad ni? Defining you for you? Bite the hell outta that burger. Bite it like it asked to be bitten… Lovely poetry.

  5. If they are so happy with their ‘beautiful’ selves, why are they loading up on drugs and alcohol? Methinks there’s just no substitute for a double burger or cheese-saturated pizza or pounded yam and veg or amala and ewedu or . . . damn, now i’m hungry! Lol.
    Not only am i me, i looove ME! Way to go, Estrella.

  6. i love this piece,smacks a lot of self confidence.
    who cares what the world thinks and what definition they have up their sleeves,as long as you believe in yourself.
    all is well.
    beautiful poem Estrella.

  7. I love this,s/one is as sick of self confidence as I am,yep I echo Lade,I love me,don’t even care if I’m ugly,
    Great piece Estrella,wia have you been?

    1. lol,everyone loves him or herself,just that some lack that confidence or are sometime weighed down by inferiority complex.

  8. BEAUTIFULLY LOVELY…ATTRACTIVELY ENTRANCING…SEDUCTIVELY ENTICING…

    knockout.

  9. Deep one here.
    ‘But I am me and it’s all I’ve got…’ they better recognise!
    well done ‘strella!

  10. @mercy..thanks love! Loving yourself is hard enough without having some fashion mag or fashion televison tell you you’re not good enough.Used to hate me but now I looooove me some me! lol!
    @treasured one….much thnaks sir….
    @Chimmy..to hell with em indeed!
    @chikko..you are a person after my own heart! I’m going to get me a burger right away!

  11. @mercy..thanks love! Loving yourself is hard enough without having some fashion mag or fashion televison tell you you’re not good enough.Used to hate me but now I looooove me some me! lol!
    @treasured one….much thnaks sir….
    @Chimmy..to hell with em indeed!
    @chikko..you are a person after my own heart! I’m going to get me a burger right away!

  12. @lade…babe,you sabi how to make the mouth water oh!lol
    @paul…a touch of maturity eh? I’d like to think i’m mature but a lot of pple say im a child at heart…don’t mean you can mess with me sha! lol!
    @gretel…girl…ive been busy at work..barely had enough time to edit and out this one up..ive missed yooouu! how have you been?…oh,by the way,I hardly think you’re ugly..you’ve got too much self confidence for that!

    1. its always good to be a child at heart,that way you get to enjoy the goodies of life.
      of course i wouldn’t want to mess with you.
      why would i even try that.lol

    2. I missed you so so,I’m fine,duh,howz work?hope tis not breakin ya neck.
      Nope,I’m too confident to bother ’bout my looks,and my God-dad thinks I rock,that settles it.

  13. Estrella, I echo Gretel. Where have you been? Work shay? No worries.
    I absolutely love this poem; really the world’s description of beauty is warped. Men, don’t we hear tons of it. Lovely piece; it indeed reads self-confidence.

    I love this description:
    “Not too skinny and not too large,
    A pimple or two at that time of the month,
    Some stretch marks in places my husband appreciates”

    However, think you should have written the magazines as proper nouns, right? Well done again.

  14. sweet! I Enjoyed the flow in this one. beautiful poem.

  15. Yhis is good estrella, reminds me of India Arie’s song Video ‘… but I’ve learned to love myself unconditionally, because I am a queen.’

  16. Me: I got a small pimple
    Vogue: That’s gross, a dimple would have been so sexy
    Me: I’m six feet tall
    Ovation: You would have looked cool with broad shoulders
    Me: I am fit and strong
    E!: Please get rid of that pot belly

    I have had enough, So I gather all the the magazines etc – Ovation, Vogue, Ebony, E!, Cosmopolitan… even Hints. I made them into a huge cigar and lit it. I smoked…smoked…puffed and inhaled. Gawd! I am intoxicated with happiness. I’m feeling so good. HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

  17. @Paul…hmmm…yeah why would you? hehehe!
    @gretel…your God father intrigues me…he must be quite a man to have instilled that amount of self worth in you…you’re lucky coz many people don’t have someone who can do that for them..with parents yelling ”big for nothing ” and television saying ”skinny is the in thing”,its kind of hard to love you…

  18. @abbey…mi dear,work oh!
    I’m glad you like the poem love…can you explain the proper noun thing? I don’t get it..you know you’re my number one critic oh!lol

  19. Estrella dear, easy on the job oh. I meant that you should have written the names of the magazines as you would a person’s name. For example, this should have read this way;

    “Oh perfection ridden pictures of Cosmopolitan and Vogue!
    Ah perfection ridden news of E! And Insider!”

    You get?
    lol @ number one critic.

  20. @adeyinka..thank you kind one
    @remi…yeah! They had better or else….loL!

  21. This is very nice. I love the of assertiveness and confidence.

  22. I love this piece. It sounds like something i have written before as far as the subject goes. It is a wonderful feeling when you love and appreciate who you are! Wonderfully and thoughtfully written!Will be reading more from you!

  23. @abbey..oh! that’s what you meant! E don tey since we go school oh! lol..thanks love..will note that when I re-edit.
    @Uche…hmmm…I’m falling deeper in love…with myself of course!lol…thank you Uche…

  24. @laydeeb…I would love to read what you’ve got on the subject…why don’t you put it up? it gets tiresome reading about perfection all the time!

  25. this is nice……………..

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