Living Large by Damon E. Johnson

I may be slightly on the heavy side

but I’m happier than I’ve ever been

I just gradually take each day in stride

while others are obsessed with being thin


Sometimes life ain’t no bed of roses

we live in a world where criticism is a trait

skinny folk may often look down their noses

yet their opinions don’t carry any weight


My worth is not defined by my size

I like what I see when I look in the mirror

I have a few more dreams to realize

but my future has never been clearer


Sure I could stand to lose a pound or two

being big does not mean I’m in bad health

I can still do all of the things I used to do

the truth is, I just love being myself


I don’t have any issues, worries, or strife

and my inner spirit is undeniably free

all my critics should take a big bite out of life

so they can be phat like me


© Damon E. Johnson

Rhythm In My Blues

Excerpt from the book Rhythm In My Blues

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About the Author

Damon E. Johnson is an accomplished freelance writer and poet currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. He has two prior poetry books to his credit. Cited for its raw feelings and expressions of love, Rhythm in My Blues, Damon’s debut collection, was a stellar introduction to the poetry world. He continued to excite his readers with his follow up collection: The Vineyard: Exploding Grapes, which blasted onto the scene with raw passion and sensuality. Both works solidified Damon as a force in the literary world of poetry.

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