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Size Matters

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



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musicispassion said...
Aug. 6, 2011 at 2:41 pm:
great poem i love it :P
 
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Cryswithaly said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 8:19 pm:
This is amazing. Aboustly amazing. It's being favorited.
 
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Jul. 18, 2011 at 9:58 pm :
Thank you so much!! I really, really appreciate it.
 
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Robyn97 said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 7:36 pm:
Awesome! I love the examples (especially the infants & the eating disorder).
 
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redhairCatThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 6:45 pm:
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!
 
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hanging_girl_666This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm:
Wow. That was a very seriouse yet soft peom. I liked how it flowed.
 
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NinjaGirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm:
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!
 
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Delictious said...
Jul. 13, 2011 at 10:37 pm:
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!
 
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booklover04 said...
Jul. 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm:
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!
 
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Zinaidia said...
Jul. 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm:
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!
 
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JustEmily said...
Jul. 5, 2011 at 9:03 am:
LOVE it. Such a well written way to get a point across.
 
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AfanenThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 11:19 pm:
This is lovely, I like it very much. So true!
 
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PerfectMGymnastThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 3, 2011 at 12:45 am:
i love this so much!! and it's so true and very relatable! great job and thanks for commenting on my poem!
 
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krarthurs said...
Jun. 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm:
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.
 
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undone said...
May 30, 2011 at 5:03 pm:
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
 
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undone said...
May 30, 2011 at 5:01 pm:
okay i liked it a lot but it needs more of a ryhtm
 
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Raytheraym said...
May 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm:
Wow, great job! Wonderful imagery and emotions.
 
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baller4evaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm:
I really enjoyed how you made the audience feel like you were just talking over a cup of coffee.
 
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Lknez43p said...
May 17, 2011 at 9:50 pm:
This is beautiful! Keep writing.
 
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~emodorito~ said...
May 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm:

lovelovelovelove

 

 
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