no sweat (a poem)

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No Sweat

(A poem by Ananda)

I am tired of the excuses.
I am unin­spired by the same song.
Seems like every­body wants a quick fix.
Seems like no­body wants to put in the work.

No pain, no sweat.
No gain, no loss.

Seems like every­body wants the promotion
but no­body wants to climb that mountain.
Everyone’s afraid of that rejection
but weighed down by their own pride.

Everyone seems to be on a diet.
Everyone dreams about what the media says is the per­fect body.
But in­stead of putting in the work to change their lifestyle,
eople keep cut­ting into their bodies to look like Barbie or Dwayne.

Shake those hips ’cause everyone wants to see that booty in those tight jeans.
Fake lashes, fake lips—cover up those flaws no­body wants to see you!
Big chest, skinny waist—keep up with the Pho­to­shop girls on those magazines!
They all want a taste of your milkshake.

No sweat, no defeat.
No re­gret, no anxiety.

Gotta look like Zac to get into the box office.
Don’t be a fool—we can’t even make up our minds about what we want to eat!

No­body can make up their minds.
Every­body says it’s not okay to fat shame 
but yes­terday I just got shamed for being skinny!
At least I can get on the play­ground with my son.
At least I know how to stand my ground and walk away.
I turned around and I took the highway be­cause I’m better than that.
I’m gonna take my tooth­pick self away from you!

No shame, no fight.
No game, no heartbreak.

When there’s a will there’s a way!
And just like Will says, 
nly you are re­spon­sible for your own happiness.

Stop blaming everyone for your loss!
Stop shaming everyone for who they are!
Let’s build us up with light and positivity 
be­cause it’s us against them.

And the more we fight, the more they win,
the more we lose sight of who we truly are.
But you’re gonna do what you’re gonna do anyways
ince you don’t wanna hear it any other way.

No pain, no sweat.
No gain, no win.


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FEA­TURED IMAGE: The image at the top of the page is a caricature/toy of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson by Brain Baity. To see more im­ages of Roy’s de­sign, click here.



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