Poem: Her Tyres


Having finished her tea
her stomach still grumbles.

A biscuit, a wafer. A stray fry.
Half an egg, and a complete,
random stranger’s birthday cake.

Her man and her love
handles. He is kind, but indicates.
Rather gently, than there is more
of her than there was,
a few months before.

Birds get fat in the winter.
Don’t they?
Then why can’t women?
Do birds worry about their
silouhette? Measure their inches.
Weigh their pounds. (Or kilos,
if you’re into metric.)

On that note, she shovels
another mouthful of soul-stirring
fat down her willing throat.

Besides, it’s not her fault,
those unforgiving tyres.
It’s all down to the uncontrollable
and intangible hormones.

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20 Responses to Poem: Her Tyres

  1. Aparna says:

    brillianto! The poem seemed like it was talking to R and me. Only, i didn’t know birds got fatter in winter (or do they really??)…else i’d have thrown the same argument on his face too…


  2. Shefaly says:

    Do birds get diabetes? Or heart disease? Just wondering.

    Besides if we emulate birds, we would be eating our body weight in food. Now _there_ is a thought πŸ˜‰


  3. Stuff it I say! Pecking at crumbs and slurpng worms is truly for the birds!


  4. rads says:

    girl, u just stole my piece *whines* o well, I’ll make my woman skinny then. πŸ˜›

    Good one πŸ™‚


  5. Ramya says:

    Nice one πŸ™‚
    Seriously, why can’t women grow fat. If birds and men can, why not women πŸ˜‰ . We should equally induldge in all the treats without caring about the extra pounds we are going to gain! (as if women will do that!)


  6. Renu says:

    Nice πŸ™‚ Besides fat birds look cuter, don’t they?


  7. Banno says:

    Where did a random stranger’s birthday cake come from? Loved those lines.


  8. ashok says:

    brilliant …ur choice of subject amazes me πŸ™‚


  9. I wanna hug the dove.


  10. Sangeeta says:

    Hehehe!!! That was brilliant Neha. Now I needn’t feel guilty when I have an extra bar of Mars πŸ™‚


  11. ra says:

    Yes, it is the hormones. Thyroid. Affects thinness also πŸ™‚


  12. Sanjeev says:

    Loved the lines:

    random stranger’s birthday cake.

    Her man and her love

    The picture is…er..picture perfect with this poem.


  13. inbavalli says:

    Now why are you writing about me? *whine whine* *grumble grumble*


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