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Changed

They say I’ve changed
But they’re blind to the fact
It was their words
That changed me.
Their rumors
Their “facts”
That took away
My innocence
My confidence
My thoughts
Now it’s all replaced
Her name is unknown
Her face non-existent
But her words are there,
like yours were.
To change me
To fix me
To better me
All to your liking
I hope you’re happy
Because now
All I care about is ways
To make me prettier
Skinnier
Perfect
So now,
Thoughts become criticism
Food becomes forbidden
Thinspo becomes addiction
They say I’ve changed
But they’re blind to the fact
That their words
Made me
Waste
Away.



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spiraling said...
Jan. 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm
Amazing poem! Reminds me of myself and alot that I've been through. 
 
MissBlondiee replied...
Jan. 7, 2013 at 10:41 pm
Thank you so much! And I'm so sorry you have to go through something like that. I'm in the same boat and its a nightmare. Stay strong xoxo
 
TheSkyOwesMeRainThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 5, 2013 at 1:56 am
Beautiful poem, so deep and vengeful. I'm sorry if this happened to you. 
 
MissBlondiee replied...
Jan. 5, 2013 at 3:02 am
Thank you so much, it means a lot. Unfortunately I'm struggling with this right now, and writing is a good way to get it out. And thank you for taking the time to read this <3
 
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