We live in a time when healthy means tall
where the size on your pants has got to be small
In a time where water is breakfast
and we all pray that pounds won’t last
Little girls play hop scotch and rope
while their parents sit by and scope
praying their children won’t grow up fat
because there couldn’t possibly be anything worse than that.
vegetables and fruit but no sugar for you
we want you to grow tall and be a size 2
but weren’t parents supposed to love us as we are
instead of trying to push too far
Children need to grow and be taught they say
but who says starvation is the only way?
you’re scraping the joy from their lives away
piece by piece every single day
The goal was to make their lives simple
no cellulite or scars, not even a pimple
Instead we’ve created little safety nets
controlling everything the child gets
Society doesn’t help by defining healthy
as something most easily attained by the wealthy
where fruit costs way more than a bag of chips
and we can’t afford the vegetables, only the dips
when did healthy become synonymous with beauty?
When did we stop telling all kids they were pretty?
When did society finally break our spirit
and create this mold only a small percent of people could actually fit?