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Can you keep a secret?
A secret I haven't told any one?
If you can I promise I will tell you,
But first, here's a few hints:

My hair is auburn.
My eyes are green.
My skin is white.
Do you know my secret?

My clothes are dressy.
My makeup is pretty.
My belts are funky.
Do you know my secret?

My grade-point average is 3.8,
I get an A on every test,
My teachers love me.
Do you know my secret?

Mom calls me her baby.
Daddy calls me his angel.
My brother calls me perfect.
Do you know my secret now?

So your dying to know my secret, I bet.
Your just itching to find out.
What is it? you wonder,
Just what secret could this perfect girl be hiding?
So here it is- I'm anorexic.

My bones are frail.
I never eat.
My fashion is to take away from how skinny I am.
My friends do my homework,
And I have cheated on ever single test I ever took.
I lie to my parents,
And it kills me.

But I can not let them see the face behind this perfect mask.
It would kill them.

And if it killed them,
It would surely kill me too.
But perhaps anorexia will kill me first.

I've tried to stop.
I really have.
Countless times.
But every time I look at myself,
All I see is how fat I am.

I'm afraid of what people would say,
If they know how I really am.
Would they hate me?
Would they comfort me?
Would they laugh at me?

So now you know my secret.
The only one I have,
I swear to you, it's the only one I have.
So please don't tell, I beg of you.
It's the only thing I ask.

Oh, and one more thing.....
Please don't judge me.
Anorexia is the only thing I have,
It is my life- my identity, just nobody knows it.

So my brother was wrong.... I'm not perfect.
Nobody is.
Were all far from perfect.
And that's okay.
That's beautiful.
And maybe, just maybe, being far from perfect is actually being perfect.
If that's the case then here's my perfect:
I'm a secret hiding,
Frail and skinny,
Never eating,
Always cheating,
Anorexic liar.



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Anjo! said...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 1:36 pm
good good. keep writing.
 
taylorlautnerj4m said...
Aug. 8, 2010 at 2:38 pm
that was absolutely amazing and beautiful my lovely twin!!!! i love you so much!! one day you're going to be super duper famous!!
 
twilightfan101 replied...
Aug. 8, 2010 at 2:51 pm
thanks my lovely twin!!!!!!
 
twilightfan101 said...
Aug. 8, 2010 at 9:04 am
Hey, thankyou so much. could you please tell me the names of some of your peices cause it is kind of hard to find them and i really do want to look at everyone who asked me to check theirs out. Thanks.
 
cookiestl4m replied...
Aug. 10, 2010 at 5:14 pm

haha it's me!! melissa

i dont have any pieces haha

im not into writing as you may have noticed in school XD

 
JustBreathe said...
Aug. 4, 2010 at 11:17 pm
that was really terrifically spectacular.  i greatly enjoyed the build up at the beginning :)  if you can, take a look at some of my work!!
 
MacnCheezz replied...
Aug. 5, 2010 at 3:14 pm
I totally agree with JustBreathe:) that is an amazing poem.
 
twilightfan101 replied...
Aug. 8, 2010 at 8:59 am
This is for JustBreathe....but for MacnCheezz too if you will tell me. Could you please tell me the names of some of your peices because it is kind of hard to find them. Thanks.
 
JustBreathe replied...
Aug. 9, 2010 at 6:49 pm
i just have two up right now - Breath, and And The Dragon :)  BUT there are more to come!!!
 
crubs3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 4, 2010 at 8:41 pm
This is great!!! i love the power and emotion!! i cant believe how good it is!! If you could please rate and comment on my work that would be great!! thanks and ur sooo good!!!
 
twilightfan101 replied...
Aug. 8, 2010 at 9:02 am
Hey, thanksyou so much. (thankyou also JustBreathe and MacnCheezz, i forgot to thabkyou) Umm.. couls you please tell me the names of some of your peices because it is kind of hard to find them. Thanks so much... 
 
carbyxoxo This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 4, 2010 at 11:18 am
This is amazing, another great poem. keep up the good work. This is beautiful.
 
Rulesofmyown said...
Aug. 4, 2010 at 7:56 am
OMG!! this is beautifully written! i love the idea and the organization of thoughts, please check out some of my work if u can:) good job:)
 
Collado92 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 3, 2010 at 11:55 pm

This is great, love the idea and where you went with it. Well written, and it also flowed really nicely. Keep writting =)

please comment and tell me what you think of my work.

 
panda0434 replied...
Aug. 5, 2010 at 6:06 pm
I love what you did with this poem. It reminds me of one of my bestest friends. Everyone though she was perfect. Nope. :(
 
twilightfan101 replied...
Aug. 8, 2010 at 9:07 am
Hey thankyou for your awesome comments! This goes out to Collado92 but also panda0434 if you will tell me.... could you please tell me the names of your peices beacuse it is kind of hard to find them. thanks...
 
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