The Girl of Skin and Bone

There she is;
the girl of skin and bone.
Standing there all alone.

She looks into the mirror;
Disgusted at the reflection looking back.
She's ready to crack.

The tears fall;
like razor blades.
Her confidence quickly fades.

To the world she's beautiful;
inside and out.
Losing weight is all she's worried about.

Growing weaker each day;
lack of food will be her downfall.
Soon she'll no longer stand tall.

Starve yourself to be 'perfect';
what a morbid thing to do.
What truly matters is what's inside of you.





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miracle_of_hope said...
Aug. 2, 2011 at 5:03 pm
so so so so very true
 
MumblingMelanie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 1, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I truly like it. It's not necessarily an uncommon message, but one that needs to be told until the world understands.

And your "Author's Comment" is very sweet. :) Thank you for writing this!

 
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