In the Town of Anorexia

October 16, 2012
By Rowan Bienes BRONZE, Belvidere, New Jersey
Rowan Bienes BRONZE, Belvidere, New Jersey
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In the town of anorexia
The people are wasting away
The delis are full of laxatives
The children never play

The seesaw is forever stopped
Because the children will all learn
That beautiful is being thin
So into bones and skin they turn

In the town of anorexia
The mayor is not there
She’s a model to society
Because she blew away into the air

The year is labeled 3001
Yet all the magazines they read
Are all the way back from 2012
The media that planted the seed

In the town of anorexia
Life is only competition
The winner is the thinnest one
A cruel town you shall envision

Girls will cry every night in bed
If their hips or belly’s too wide
The depression helps to rid their hunger
The aches and pains they hide

In the town of anorexia
The scales do not show numbers
They show the words and labels of hate
Self-esteem is in a slumber

Mirrors show fat and scales read gross
While the citizens break down and cry
They think they are ugly and worthless inside
The boys and the girls wish to die

In the town of anorexia
Fake smiles are for sale
TV ads all show diet pills
That claim to never fail

But this town is going downhill fast
All its life is fading away
The people don’t have the strength to go on
Only frail skeletons will stay

And now the town of anorexia
Is inhabited no more
But that is not the end of life
A new society knocks on the door

A new town is built on top of old
With new morals and new views
And everyone is beautiful
It’s a competition you can’t lose

In this new town of beauty and love
The people laugh and smile
Because they know that they are beautiful
And they have been all the while


The author's comments:
An English assignment inspired me to write this about my past.

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on Oct. 21 2012 at 1:04 pm
Rowan Bienes BRONZE, Belvidere, New Jersey
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Thanks! :)

on Oct. 19 2012 at 11:22 pm
cutiecjt BRONZE, Hamersville, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, life will love you back." "The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."

This is an amazing poem and it truly tells what its like, I love it<3 


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