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Am I supposed to be tall and thin
With almonds for eyes and honey for skin?
Do you want for my heart to have numbers inside
So my ribcage can show and my stomach can hide?
My features are round and my body is tough,
And I hear, “Tone it down – muscle isn't enough.
Let your bones tell the earth that you're ­gentle and light.
You can start with the scale, for the scale's ­always right!”
Is it wrong to have shape in my belly and thighs?
I would rather wear strength than a hunger-disguise.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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IamtheStargirl said...
Aug. 18, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I really like this, the flow is awesome, and the rhymes are so natural.

You lucky talented goober!

 
Lilihua This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 20, 2010 at 12:19 pm
Ha. Thanks.
 
LinaLina This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 31, 2010 at 11:52 am

All I have to say is this is so going in my favorites list.

I really can't explain how much I like that.

 
BaiLiHua This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 1, 2010 at 6:30 am
Well, many thanks. You don't have to articulate furthur, really.
 
BlueAstronaut This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 5, 2010 at 7:22 pm

incredible.

i can really relate to this, and your diction is fantastical. :D

 
BaiLiHua This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm
And I really must say many many thanks!
 
Fluffy said...
May 3, 2010 at 7:05 pm
This is a wonderful piece.  Keep writing!
 
--ramrams said...
May 1, 2010 at 10:05 am
very thicky beautiful . (:
 
BaiLiHua This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 3, 2010 at 12:59 pm
I have never heard the word "thicky" before, but thanks very much!
 
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