Poems by Curvy Girls

         Hope, age 13, Chicagoland Leader


The Slanted Tree

A seed is planted.

A tree is born.

The rich soil nourishes.

Crystals of water quench the thirst.

And the bright bulb in the sky,

so far away,



The tree grew old.

taller, stronger, wiser,

It made new friends,

and was loved to no end.



Seasons drifted away in the breeze.


The tree could not travel,

but it could see.

And it saw.


It saw children swinging from its branches,

it saw fights, and it saw hugs.

It saw birds, bees, and bugs.


One day,

it saw clouds very low and close.

Demon clouds with darkness swirling throughout.

The clouds laughed at the tree and chanted,

Tree is different,

slanted, slanted,

on and on they ranted.


He wished he could curl his roots,

and punch at the slimy brutes.


Tree felt a stick,

on his side.

It poked his bark,

and robbed his ground.

Although he knew that with its help,

he would grow big and straight,

he did not want its help at all.


As much as he tried,

the stick would not budge,

in the end,

it was just a nudge.


That day tree realized,

that he was the same as he was before,

just with a stick next door.

Although he worried,

that kids would hate that he was tied,

to a stick that would stay by his side.

They did not hate,

instead they thought

that he was even more majestic than before.    

Rachel, age 13, Long Island CG Group


Curvy Girl Convention 2012

So many smiling faces

The time has come

We take our places

Everyone’s excited about what’s going to be

I can feel the happiness rushing through me!


Everyone makes new friends

It seems like the fun never ends!

All of us talked, laughed, and cried

About how it was hard sometimes, but we still tried.


We all “strutted our stuff” on the runway

Not believing we had only been here a day!


Then Saturday came, and we were all sad,

It was the end of all the fun we’d had!


Now some thank-yous are in order – I’m not going to write them on the border!


Thanks to Robin, for all that you’ve done,

The convention was really a lot of fun!


Thanks to all the Curvy Girls for inspiring me,

Without you guys I’d have never known all I can be!


Lastly, thank you to Leah for founding this group

Without the Curvy Girls we would’ve never gotten the “scoliosis scoop!”

You’re an inspiration to all of us…

Now scoliosis won’t make us fuss!