Fury erupts from long held disrespect and contempt
With a minor argument as fuse lit, already solved
But major damage in emotional distance, broken trust, silence.
Enforced as the victim lashes out against the aggressor
For opprobrium is the death knell of love
As the victim contemplates inequality of emotions
And utter disregard for the other’s feelings, which have always been tender.
An error does not require dissolution of a relationship
But it does require retribution and silence for some time
While the victim seeks self-improvement and love elsewhere.
For the love of a lifetime has not its base in contempt and disgrace public
But in love, respect, honor, sacrifice, honesty, generosity, kindness.
The victim is not only a manatee, but a butterfly emerging from her chrysalis
Beautiful inside and working on the outside to match.
Worthy of time and patience to change
For men do not look at the character first, but only the body
And if slender and curvaceous, deem it worthy of desire.
And if not, then disdain and ignorance of carnal desire.
Very simple and unfair in the extreme: to do damage by infliction of despair
And public disgrace. “She is fat!” So all else falls away
While the cat in her lair contemplates the public opprobrium
From those unworthy of judging her thus. But who do.
And she has to reorder their thinking to be in alignment with who she is inside and out.
For her worth is in her character, her love, all unseen by the fact of her obesity
Which is not even half of who she is, only damage from a lifetime of non-acceptance by important others.
Emotional baggage dragging chains as rolls of fat hang from the body all over
Made worse by the opprobrium of those she has held dear.
That is why she has to pre-arrange her funeral:
The tenderness of her heart is so fragile as a rose and wilts in the sunshine of
That contemptuous opprobrium! And no one will do it for her
As the past is the place where love has dwelt for her
When she was thinner and younger, and less damaged.
Damaged by loving the wrong people who showed contempt, not love
And caused irreparable harm, which is showcased in rolls of fat
All over her person. Unworthy and unloved, there is no reason to go on.
Unless she pulls out of it, to see herself as beautiful and thinner
So the world will look at her once more, not in contempt.
She does not deserve the Eleanor Rigby fate.