Asher Proschansky


On The Lighter Side - Poem by Asher Proschansky

My previously overgrown
belly
disappeared
Magically
Alas
My belly
used to cushion
my falls
And
Help me
When I bumped
Into walls
When I
would sometimes
flop
I'd spin
On my belly
Like a top
Without my belly
my singing voices
fails
I no longer
roll around
like great
big whales
Though when diving
I can with ease flip
my inners seam
nowhere as hip

My belly
enhanced
my stature
giving my opinion
weight
My belly was
a grand topic
when I was
running late
My shout now seems
to cackle
My trousers tend to
fall
I wake up in
the middle of the
night
with half
my shadow
missing from
the wall

My laugh
has lost
the timbre
of jolly jelly
No longer having
the great depths
of a world class
belly

I must now
Within you confide
there is far too
little space
between my sides
They say it's
healthy
not to be
double wide
but at least this
much I'd appreciate
if you would recognize
my great big belly
was really on my sides

Topic(s) of this poem: humorous


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Funny perhaps. But in a world too dominated with appearance, we might remember that a particular physical stature should not dismiss a person. All physiques have their merits, and the human condition is such that a person may indeed have several physical statures in the course of a life time.

Comments about On The Lighter Side by Asher Proschansky

  • Chinedu Dike (5/28/2018 11:28:00 AM)

    A beautiful creation written with tinge of humour. Well conceived and elegantly brought with artistic brilliance. Thanks sharing Asher. (Report)Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (5/25/2018 2:15:00 PM)

    (cont.) .....to MyPoemList, and i think i'll borrow it to include in my/our June 2018 showcase of poems, to be found in my PH poem list, with a title which includes the month and year. authors' names are always included. thanks. if you have questions, please ask or refer to previous showcases.

    This was so much on the 'lighter side',
    so much so that it could NOT hide!
    It was full of lots of appearance fun,
    and, lost, on me, was NOT your pun. bri ;)
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  • Bri Edwards (5/25/2018 2:11:00 PM)

    (cont.) .. OOPS! missing from the wall... was not supposed to have been sent with my first section of comment!

    this gave me a LAUGH:
    with half
    my shadow
    missing from
    the wall

    was really on my sides.........YES! being on my sides is MUCH BETTER than hanging over your pants' zipper! ! ! (cont.) ...
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  • Bri Edwards (5/25/2018 2:06:00 PM)

    i like the About Me you posted on PH; i AM a primitive primate by the way! and i enjoy your Poet's Notes here. now to read the poem, whose title reminds me of an 'old' newspaper cartoon series. my singing voices? or voice? // my inners seam nowhere as hip..........innards seem? ? ? (continued) ...


    missing from
    the wall................
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  • Drtony Brahmin (4/20/2018 9:06:00 AM)

    I no longer
    roll around
    like great
    big whales..... very nice and interesting........ thank u dear poet.. tony
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  • (4/20/2018 7:55:00 AM)

    That is so funny Asher. ROFL, ROFL, ROFL. Well done! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2018

Poem Edited: Monday, April 23, 2018


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