What I Want

What I Want…”

What I want for me

To be the healthiest I can be

To learn to run and play

for the entire day,

To run a painted mile,

and do it as I smile,

To learn to walk the stairs,

without a winded care!

I want to walk across the street

and catch a whistle as I meet

people as they leer

“Has she lost weight?”-the words I hear!

To be proud of who I am,

and not to give a damn,

about how fat I feel or

“when is my next meal?”

Just to feel young and alive,

and for many years survive,

Happy, healthy, and free,

And loving to be me!

~Melody Dawn Bills

Copyright 2007