Today was the day I shopped in your store

Starting with a browse of the entire shop floor

 

So many things catching my eye

All of which I’d like to buy

 

First things first, time to try things on

To my surprise, most of my sizes were gone

 

Usually a 12, tall with boobs and a bum

Depending on the store sometimes, 10 or a 14 in some

 

But today was different, today was strange

Has my body really been through such a big change?

 

Size 12 looked tiny so I picked up 14’s

I couldn’t even do them up, is it my gym routine?

 

Staring into the mirror, I stood dazed and confused

Am I bigger than I think? I am seriously not amused

 

Should I hand the clothes back and walk out upset?

Or dare I try the size 16 out yet?

 

Grace, drop your pride no one can see the label

But I’m just not sure if I’m willing and able

 

Screw it, I like the clothes I’m gonna try a size up

The perfect fit, I never thought as much

 

Dear H & M…

 

Thank you for allowing me to send this message

To help other women shop with courage

 

If I am what you consider a size 16

Then I’m proud to say it coz I feel sexy and lean

 

Whether your size chart is off or this really is me,

I’m at peace with both because I’m as happy as can be

 

So here’s a message to each and every lady

Don’t let numbers define you daily

 

Labels, scales, calories and weight

There’s more to life than what you just ate

 

Lets celebrate our bodies for all that we are

Every line, every curve, every bump, every scar

 

Dress for you and dress with pride

No more focusing on the size guide.