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Size Matters

April 7, 2011
By RFrocker23 PLATINUM, Ballwin, Missouri
RFrocker23 PLATINUM, Ballwin, Missouri
22 articles 1 photo 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."


Whoever said size matters
Never watched an infant grow
(A quarter inch every week, I hear)
An infant who’s still precious
And innocent
And valuable
At every size
And stage of life
To say such a thing
They must never have seen
The gargantuan sequoias
Or watched the miniscule ants
Scurrying up its bark
Whoever said size matters
Probably never knew a person
With an eating disorder
Or a food addiction
Or who cried every day because they weren’t
Tall enough
Petite enough
Skinny enough
Athletic enough
Beautiful enough
Smart or strong enough
For who?
Who is this ridiculously insatiable person?
Well that person, my friend, would be
Whoever said that size matters


The author's comments:
We're all perfect, at any size!

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on Aug. 6 2011 at 2:41 pm
musicispassion PLATINUM, Perris, California
35 articles 0 photos 735 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Life is never easy for those who dream."
There are so many other quotes i need pages to write them

great poem i love it :P

. said...
on Jul. 18 2011 at 9:58 pm
Thank you so much!! I really, really appreciate it.

on Jul. 18 2011 at 8:19 pm
Cryswithaly SILVER, Kokomo, Indiana
5 articles 1 photo 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
When I was 5 my mother told me the key to life is happiness. My teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. She said I didn't understand the assignment. I told her she didn't understand life.
-John Lennon (Revised)

This is amazing. Aboustly amazing. It's being favorited.

Kai17 GOLD said...
on Jul. 18 2011 at 7:36 pm
Kai17 GOLD, Spokane, Washington
17 articles 5 photos 340 comments

Favorite Quote:
*beepbeep*
"Where to, Miss?"
"To the stars."

Awesome! I love the examples (especially the infants & the eating disorder).

on Jul. 18 2011 at 6:45 pm
redhairCat PLATINUM, Pebble Beach, California
47 articles 20 photos 411 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can do anything!"

Oh.... so sweet! Thank you for writing this poem! I wish that I were Taylor Swift height, but I'm not. This is a wonderful poe that I wish that every teen could read!

on Jul. 17 2011 at 2:00 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
1 article 1 photo 250 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

Wow. That was a very seriouse yet soft peom. I liked how it flowed.

on Jul. 14 2011 at 3:54 pm
NinjaGirl BRONZE, Valley City, North Dakota
1 article 0 photos 202 comments

Favorite Quote:
The only thing holding us back in life is our desire to stay where we are and not venture further.
~Some random person on the Internet :P

This is a fun, yet vaguely serious poem. I love your word choice and the general theme of the poem. Could you check out some of my work? Be sure to comment AND rate. Thanks!

on Jul. 14 2011 at 8:17 am
CieraDesiree GOLD, Hagerstown, Indiana
17 articles 1 photo 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind.
You never know what you have until it's gone.

I like this, its very easy to relate to.

on Jul. 13 2011 at 10:37 pm
Delictious GOLD, Lubbock, Texas
16 articles 5 photos 151 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I would like to be remembered as a woman who did the best she could with the talent she had."

That was very good! A topic that people can relate too! I loved the () at the very beginning, it was nice! Gave it a little bit of a different feel than a normal poem poem. Liked it!

firenrain GOLD said...
on Jul. 13 2011 at 10:17 pm
firenrain GOLD, Belle Mead, New Jersey
10 articles 0 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A room without books is like a body without a soul."

- Cicero

Roman author, orator, & politician (106 BC - 43 BC)

this poem gave off a neat and different vibe. though this is a topic that has been written about several times before it felt refreshing coming from you! I reallly like your line: "The gargantuan sequoias" would have never even thought of that :) One thing I would recommend is maybe in adding some sensory details or more figurtive language to spice it up? Just a thought!

on Jul. 7 2011 at 4:39 pm
Zinaidia SILVER, Moreno Valley, California
8 articles 3 photos 78 comments

Favorite Quote:
\\\"Whatever you are, be a good one.\\\"

Very good! The whole "size matters" concept totally ran through the entire poem, good job! Try to add a bit more rhyme and flowing, but other than that, this is great! Keep writing!

on Jul. 5 2011 at 9:03 am
JustEmily PLATINUM, Cicero, Indiana
22 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
That's HAWT!

LOVE it. Such a well written way to get a point across.

on Jun. 14 2011 at 11:19 pm
Afanen PLATINUM, Santa Rosa, California
49 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"But you see, Meg, just because we don't understand doesn't mean that the explanation doesn't exist."


- Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

This is lovely, I like it very much. So true!

on Jun. 3 2011 at 12:45 am
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

i love this so much!! and it's so true and very relatable! great job and thanks for commenting on my poem!

on Jun. 1 2011 at 1:55 pm
krarthurs SILVER, Plymouth, Massachusetts
9 articles 3 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
-Thomas Hobbes

I appreciate and love how casual this is. Your message is crucial and very important. Keep writing, you're bound to make a difference one day.

undone said...
on May. 30 2011 at 5:03 pm
undone, Dfhfhjgtyiuj, Wyoming
0 articles 0 photos 45 comments
and this poem also helps me a lot because ive been made fun of all my life for the little things wrong with me i think you should keep going in this direction and help others who feel the same as so many others

undone said...
on May. 30 2011 at 5:01 pm
undone, Dfhfhjgtyiuj, Wyoming
0 articles 0 photos 45 comments
okay i liked it a lot but it needs more of a ryhtm

on May. 28 2011 at 5:44 pm
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
47 articles 35 photos 460 comments
Wow, great job! Wonderful imagery and emotions.

iHannahJ GOLD said...
on May. 28 2011 at 4:24 pm
iHannahJ GOLD, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
17 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I veiw myself on my intentions, the world veiws me on my actions."

I really enjoyed how you made the audience feel like you were just talking over a cup of coffee.

Lknez43p said...
on May. 17 2011 at 9:50 pm
This is beautiful! Keep writing.