U Win Kyi


Life Is Not All About Weight - Poem by U Win Kyi

There is a weighing machine in a busy clinic,
measuring the height and weight of patient with high risk,
of stroke, high blood pressure and diabetic,
so that a correct diagnosis must not be missed.

Working there are 10 nurses,2 pharmacists and 3 registration clerks.
Some thin, some slim, some fat and some plump.
They have different size, shape and interest,
but they have 1 common thing.....it is weight-conscious.

They step onto the machine before and after meal.
They step onto the machine before and after pee.
They step onto the machine before and after food.
They step onto the machine before and after pooh.
When the indicator shows more than what they expect,
they become feeling very sad,
saying that they would eat further less,
making pledges to go on strict diet.
But when they meet at dinning table they forget.
They start eating and eating,
talking and talking,
until their stomachs can no longer accept.
Then they start to regret.
Oh! not this time, not this meal.
Next time, next meal.
A perfect deal,
fully sealed.
But for 24 hour it doesn't last,
after seeing food, it breaks and bursts
Vows, promises and pledges making and breaking,
repeated in vicious circle never-ending.

One day the machine had a little glitch,
causing every measurement lesser a bit.
To the highest point their happiness hit.
But their joy was short-lived.
The error someone had noticed,
then called an inexperienced new mechanic,
who repaired the machine from bad to worse.
Every measurement was much heavier for unknown cause.
They knew it was the machine's fault.
In their body weights their patience never lost.

They wait patiently for the new machine coming,
like a long wait of patient for doctor's late arriving.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 16, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, June 16, 2008


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