Barbara Cadogan


I am a Registered Nurse, and first started to write poetry when I was about 18 years old. I have written several poems on a variety of subjects, and enjoy poems that are light and filled with humor. I feel that a good poem like a painting, is able to evoke a variety of emotions, whether sad or chee…

Once I was a skinny girl,
But now, I am a fat and muscular woman.
I used to think, but now I know
This is how I would eventually be.
I used to fear, but now I worry
That being fat is not so good for me.
I used to wish, but now I pray
That I would once again be skinny.

Barbara A. Cadogan © 2000