An American Dream
She lived in Africa.
She dreamed of coming to America.
She believed that America is the land of opportunities.
She believed that Americans are compassionate.
Coming to America was not easy.
America gave her the comfort she had expected
To achieve it was not easy.
She become successful
She became rich.
Her life revolved around work and home.
Her life became boring.
She had no time to make friends.
She had no time to eat healthy diet.
She had no time to exercise.
She had no time to walk.
TV became her best friend.
She looked at herself
She found that she was morbidly obese.
She felt that she is not attractive.
She became obsessive about her weight.
She became angry at herself.
She became depressed.
America gave her the comfort.
She could not accept the price she had to pay.
She could not resist the influence of the media.
The media stresses the concept about beauty.
To be beautiful you have to be thin.
The impact of the media influence was strong.
She wished she were thin.
This became her last American dream.
Mohamed Osman, MD
Physician & artist