Homage To My Hips

—Today as  I was having another  fit a pity party  about my weight, I stumbled upon this poem:  “Homage To My Hips”  by Lucille Clifton, which beautifully resonated with me at just the right time.

get so fucking excited loooooove when words EMPOWER & make me feel Beautiful.

Anyhow, here I am reading it for you, Chickies.


pink lips Dear Reader,   do you ever have pity parties?    xxX



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104 Responses to Homage To My Hips

  1. Ann says:

    Hi Kim! You are awesome! I’m glad you liked the poem – and you ROCK!
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  2. Karen Sosnoski says:

    Nice to end the day on such a reassuring and inspiring note. Thank you!

  3. Love the poem. Thank you. Could have been written about me too.

    Of course I paddle in the pity pool from time to time. I am human. However I am a big girl now, I have learned to swim so it is a paddle not a wallow in that pool.

    Take care of yourself. Loved little bastard too.
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    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      –Hey, E.

      I have MANY pity parties. The weight thing is just stupid superfical stuff…

      but I have daily pity parties about my sister. I miss her sooooooooooooooo badly it hurts.


      • Hey. Stop right there. The rage, the grief the loneliness you feel about losing Kay is NOT A PITY PARTY. Completely justifiable. Pity parties (in my book anyway) are about the things that you could change if only you got off your butt, or that don’t matter anyway. Having Kay ripped out of your lives like that doesn’t fall into either category.

  4. Vidya Sury says:

    So sweet! Of course I have pity parties! Who doesn’t! And don’t believe anyone who denies it!

    I love that you’re reading out the poem for us, Kim, you’re so gorgeous. I want to reach out and hug you!

    Are those your feet? what a great idea to put that “You are beautiful” note right there! (you are!) And I love the nail color 😀

    This poem reminds me of Julie Andrews’ 60th birthday poem – that was very cute! Shall I mail it to you? :-)

    Hugs hugs hugs and love!
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  5. mamawolfe says:

    Of course, my dear. But only for a limited time…
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  6. Monica says:

    Great poem, Kim. I happen to be feeling that right now, so very timely, too. Btw, I just adore your pedicure. Snazzy color!
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    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:


      Don’t you just love that sassy Lucille?

      I love when I find people who get me!!! Xxx Have a nice Saturday, dear.

  7. nikky44 says:

    Nice poem, thank you, but to answer your question, I have never felt self pity. I maybe felt i was misjudged or blamed for things i didn’t do, but not self pity. I guess i get what i deserve.

    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      You are a stooooong woman.

      I have a pity party every. single. day. about my sister, Kay.

      I sob and sob…I scream. ….

      and then I go on w/ my day.

      Xx Kisses to you flowing to Lebanon.

  8. AWESOME!!! Love it! Just the poem for me too dear Kim!
    Have a beautiful weekend.
    :-) Mandy xo
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  9. Mirjam says:

    OMG The timing is perfect!
    I had a pity party last night, not just about my hips, but about my butt and thighs and pretty much everything. I occupied myself this morning by trying to pin pictures of beautiful curvy women.
    Seriously perfect timing.
    I love that you didn’t just write it down, but made a vlog. Thanks!
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  10. Kim, your vlog got me laughing. Kittie was purrfect! Sitting so still while you read, and then hopping off the couch just as you finished. And then the phone rang. Perfect staging. (And you are so cute).xxxx
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    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      I told the person video taping me…

      keep that part in w/ the phone ringing and little bastard licking his lips.

      I loved it! natural.

      How are you, Dear? Xx

  11. Laci says:

    Love the poem. I needed that right now. You’re amazing.

  12. Ellen says:

    Oh, my goodness! Now I will hear your voice when I read your posts. :-)

    Pity parties: they happen. I’ve learned to allow them for a limited amount of time, then to leave them behind with a solid door slam.

    Hips: No matter how much weight I lose, I will likely have sizable hips; “child-rearing” hips, as they used to be called. They help with my hourglass figure.

    Poem: Love. Owning what is, and loving it for its abilities and possibilities.

    😉 xoxo

    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      ***Love. Owning what is, and loving it for its abilities and possibilities.**

      Ellen, I love that. I should have read your poem!! Xxx

  13. Ellen says:

    *child-bearing, rather.

  14. Phil says:

    Love the Minnesota accent Kim!

    So my wife always reminds me of a line she remembers from Eat, Pray, Love, where Julia Roberts says something akin to:

    “Men don’t care what a woman looks like naked. It’s more about, ‘There’s a naked woman here with me.’ And anyway, that’s what dimmer switches were made for!”

    You know something – she’s right. I think you women are your own worst enemy in this regard. So lighten up, and embrace yourselves…

    Hugs to all, that is until my wife catches up to me and smacks me upside the head for flirting with all the women here… 😉
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    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      Does your beautiful wife realize the gem she has in you?

      Kiss from Minnesota. xxx

      PS… do you think my accent is like that movie “FARGO? ” Some people say that.


  15. That poem was AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Love it! Love you! XOXOsss
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  17. –I love you back, friend & I’ve miss you, tooooo. Xxx
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  18. Isadora says:

    I thought the poem was (is) great …
    weight can be all types – like carrying fear on your shoulder.
    Very well done – Obama is a handsome kitty.

  19. Jessica says:

    Yes! I do often have pity parties! In fact I had one just an hour ago about not having enough time to go to the gym this morning. *sigh. I loved your reading and that poem. Thank you for sharing!
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    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:


      So glad you liked Lucille Clifton’s poem.

      I just found out she died in 2010 at 73 years old.

      What a loss of a great woman.

      Thanks for reading. X

  20. Kim this was worth crawling out of bed for. Even with a bad back, you made me smile for the first time since last Saturday when I felt the “whap”. You are frigging adorable and gorgeous too, plus I love your throaty sexy voice!
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    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      Oh, I am SOOO happy I could make you feel a bit better w/ that great poem by
      Lucille Clifton.

      Are you okay?

      I’ve missed you lately. Xx

  21. I think my hearing is waning or I’ve got my sound turned too low, but until I discover the reason I couldn’t hear you, I must tell you that you look adorable with that asymmetrical ponytail!!

  22. Hilary says:

    anyone who says they don’t have a pity party is a liar.. love the toe nails!
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  23. Fabulous poem ~ And you’re just so darn CUTE Kim!!

    Love the Skin you’re in Baby ~ that’s what it’s all about! xo
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  24. Amy says:

    Oh! Miss Minnesota, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your voice! (And our hips!!!!)

  25. Irene says:

    Could she write one for the waistline?

    I got the biggest kick out of the way you pulled the cat back to lay down!!! I do that to my at all the time.
    “NO! You can not leave yet! I’m not done harassing you!” LOL!
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  26. Unknown Mami says:

    I love the poem and I have those kind of hips.
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  27. Stasha says:

    YOu sweet lady. I have many pity parties. They usually involve food items that make hips grow even more. Circle of life, right?
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  28. love. &hearts:
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  29. whoops! ,my heart didn’t work so here’s another one ♥
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  30. I love your videos Kim! They make me feel like I’m there with you chatting to you! xxx
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  31. Kimberly says:

    I love you girl.
    And I will gladly take them hips. Stupid gallbladder sucked all my fun girly bits…and my boobs.
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  32. Dad says:

    I understand that Mr. L. chased thosed hips all over the ships. Love the poem.
    Love You & Sir Charles A.K.A. (LITTLE BASTARD)

  33. totsymae1011 says:

    “Spin him like a top”

    Well, alright them. I like that!
    A good collaboration. WE WANT MORE!! (stomping foot on the den floor)
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  34. Love it! I have heard one about thick thighs, too. They never complain, they take you wherever you want to go. They are strong even when I am not.
    I love the way words can liberate!!
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  35. Brenda says:

    Beautiful and original. I so loved that you read it to us. I am a Latina and have hips, thighs, and a bum. Where was this poem years ago. Kim, every one alive, regardless if she is a size 0 or a 24, has issues with her physical form. If they tell you differently they are being frugal with the facts. Try and remember to be present prefect… (it’s hard, btw).
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  36. Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

    as women, we all have our body issues….

    but quite seroiusly,

    This is all completey and utterly superficial.

    I have other fish to fry, as they say.

    How are you, Sexy Latina? X

  37. Sandy Webb says:

    Love it Kim! Little Bastard actually looks like a sweetie….ya gotta give him a break.
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  38. Kimmy says:

    Love it & love you!!! Wish I had hips! When I belly dance my scarves always slide down! You’d think my big belly would keep them up! Hah! Kimmy u are beautiful from the inside out! Xxoo kiss for kitty too k

  39. Pure Complex says:

    This is just wonderful. I loved this poem and thank you for introducing this poem to me. Absolutely beautiful and empowering
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  40. Hippy hippy shake shake….from one hippy woman to another ♥ I see that LB loves your hips too – that cat has taste 😉
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  41. Ameena says:

    I’m so trying to love my hips…thank you for giving me a bit of an incentive here. :)

    Happy Monday my friend. Hope your week is a good one.
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  42. I have been unkind to my hips as well.
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  43. Ooh. I loved the poem. And your delivery.

    Me and pity parties are old friends, though I try to throw them with my husband or dance them out of my system at Zumba.
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  44. Jessica says:

    What a great poem and it was nice to see you reading it (and to see the Bastard cat being good).
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  45. Lucille Clifton is fabulous. And thank you for reminding me how awesome poetry is! I need to get back to reading it. But yes, I do throw a pity party every now and then. More so during winter. :)

  46. I love that poem! Cool cat, too.
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  47. “Spin him like a top” – looks like I need to learn something new to play with Alpha Hubby!! Whoo hooooo!
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  48. Pamela says:

    Curves, baby got back, hippy hippy shake, it’s all beautiful. Would we REALLY want to look like adolescent boys, just because some magazines tell us to? Um, noooooooo. You are beautiful. Truly.

    And DO NOT get me started about pity parties. I’m the queen of what we call at my house “the ugly mood swing” and it ends in apple fritters and tears.
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    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      Now I feel a bit better about myself, Pamela…..

      Curves Rock.

      PS. Next time I shall invite you to my pity party…or better yet, just read my blog :)) XXX

  49. Bella says:

    Kim, I read this post and saw your video soon after you posted it. I couldn’t, however, comment right away because the laptop was snatched from me when I stepped into the kitchen to brew coffee. It’s almost 3am my time and I’m finally able to sit, with little Roxy on my lap, to listen to you read this poem. A blessed silence envelopes me as I listen to you read, earbuds on. And what a wonderful reading it is, my friend! As you know, I’m prone to have pity parties every now and then but at the end of the day, I think we should be grateful for our wide hips cause like Maya Angelou says, they make us “phenomenal women”! Loved the video! :)

    • Kim Sisto-Robinson says:

      ~~~~I agree,
      I love Angelou’s Phenomenal Women.

      & This particular poem reminded me of it the moment I heard it!

      Xx Kisssssssssssssssssssssss.

  50. Adorable poem!
    I LOVE when you post videos.
    I feel like I´m sitting in your living room with you having a cup of mud.
    This IS by the way on my TO DO list!


  51. Kayla says:

    More pitty parties than you can imagine. 6 months post-partum and my body will never be the same. Finding it oh so hard to get over, but your blog makes it easier; it always brings a smile to my face.

    With love from Alabama :)

  52. Jer Marie says:

    love the poem as well as your cat, love how you read it by the way.
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  53. Charloth says:

    Nice one Kim! It should be something I want to learn.. :) Best luck!
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  54. Rudz says:

    A big *HUG* to you Kim, :) beautiful poem… thinking of you today, something so personal..
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  55. Michelle says:

    What an amazing poem…. It is so lovely….. And the cat adds the intimacy and the loveliness of your poem.
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