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She carries a mirror in her purse.
Normal for most girls, you think.
But is it normal to take it out twenty times a day?
And look at yourself
Critique yourself- your hair, your makeup, your zits, and how ugly your face looks.
It will never be good enough, she thinks.
She thinks like this.

She doesn’t eat much at school.
Maybe she’s not hungry, you say.
So why does she weigh herself constantly?
Starving herself just so she can watch the pounds fall off of her.
Her body, skinny as a stick,
But still not good enough
It will never be good enough, she thinks.
She thinks like this.

She rarely smiles.
Maybe she doesn’t like to smile, you say.
So why does she always feel bad about herself?
Why does she think she is worthless?
Why does she always feel sadness and anger?
It will never be good enough, she thinks.
She thinks like this.

When you found out she took her life you shook it off.
It had nothing to do with me, you think.
She could’ve gotten help, you say.
She could’ve gone to a professional, you add.
But she was trying to get someone-anyone- to help her.
Everything was there screaming out to you.
The self-image, the anorexia, the depression
All you did was make up a billion excuses of what was really going on.
So you’re right she could’ve gone to a professional.
Gotten some sort of help.
But no one was there to tell her that.
But now it’s too late and no matter what you do now,
No matter how many times you go to her grave and say you’re sorry,
It will never be good enough.





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peace_love_earth_forever_october This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 1, 2010 at 8:20 am
This is great... just really sad. It is sad how some girls think that they can never be good enough not only for others but for themself. When really no one is perfect but we must find the qualities of us that we love and cling to those and think about them when we think that maybe  we are just not good enough. When in reality there are so many good things about us, that we shouldnt forget.  I just hope that girl out there who does think that she isnt good enough reads your poem and I ... (more »)
 
twilightfan101 replied...
Sept. 1, 2010 at 9:29 am
Thankyou very much!!!!
 
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