Teenage Trail of Tears

August 29, 2010
By meganwagner21 PLATINUM, Old Bridge, New Jersey
meganwagner21 PLATINUM, Old Bridge, New Jersey
42 articles 0 photos 139 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes good things have to fall apart so better things can fall together." -Marilyn Monroe
"Nobody can go back and make a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." -Maria Robinson


Storefronts scream "50% off jeans!"
Sauntering in, optimism, beginning of the night
Grab a few
To the dugeon we call the dressing room.
No good, so back across the floor
"2,4,6,8" or even worse, "1,3,5,9"
None of them work.
Wide across my waist, squeezing
Falling past my toes
5 feet, 1 inch, 109 pounds.
Why?
Fighting back tears.
"Hi, honey what did you get?"
Empty handed.


The author's comments:
This is inspired by the pressure to be skinny, and the trouble with the way the world considers beauty.

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on Dec. 18 2010 at 8:45 pm
meganwagner21 PLATINUM, Old Bridge, New Jersey
42 articles 0 photos 139 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes good things have to fall apart so better things can fall together." -Marilyn Monroe
"Nobody can go back and make a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." -Maria Robinson

thnx so much!

on Dec. 18 2010 at 3:48 pm
SecretNonConformist SILVER, Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
The only thing necessary for the triumph of
evil is for good men to do nothing."
-Edmund Burke

"Bless the children, give them triumph, now!"
Aeschylus, The Libation Bearers

this is an awesome poem! I'm 4'11 with an actual figure so I totally identify with you!

on Sep. 16 2010 at 6:12 pm
meganwagner21 PLATINUM, Old Bridge, New Jersey
42 articles 0 photos 139 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes good things have to fall apart so better things can fall together." -Marilyn Monroe
"Nobody can go back and make a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." -Maria Robinson

thnx so much!

palha6 SILVER said...
on Sep. 16 2010 at 3:44 pm
palha6 SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
6 articles 1 photo 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I dont believe in working harder but instead, in working smarter."

That's a really nice poem. Being skinny doesn't mean being beautiful. Good job!




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