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HI my name is A.N.A
And I am a
Nobody.
Who hates herself so much,
I think I deserve no body.
I am a hipster,
I make hipbones look cool
See how it proceeds
To stick from my skin
My skin my skin is paper thin
Can anyone see this hell I am in
Everyone says I am too thin,
Just skin.
Skin and bones,
But where is my backbone?
You say you can see every notch in my back
But if I had a back bone
I wouldn’t let this world crush me
Leave me empty
I leave myself empty
No food, no fuel, no will
Yet still,
Here I stand in a puddle of my tears
Your opinions are my worst fears
What am I doing here?
How have I not flown away with the wind?
Paper thin, yet cemented to the ground
The only thing keeping me here
Is the weight of my frown
I’m going to drown.
In the lucidity and fluidity
Of your questions
The who’s and why’s
Oh baby please don’t cry’s
But how can I smile when I despise
Every aspect of my paper-thin life
I feel dead inside
Yet my veins are proof that I’m alive
Living proof flood my eyes
Every time I think about control
Every time I think I should just let myself go
Go eat everything in sight,
But then would I still have the might?
Have the might to live with myself
In this paper thin hell,
Would I be able to live with the stench of failure?
Clinging to everything I devour
Would I be able to look in a mirror
And love myself?
How can anyone love a full figured girl
Thin is in thin is in thin is in
If not, what life am I living in?
What lie have I enveloped my life around?
If thin isn’t in what have I to live for
What happened to the world that told me,
Less is more.
Less, less, less
It’s what the world adores?



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MckayThis 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...
Sept. 13, 2013 at 5:38 pm:
This is an emotionally powerful poem. There are a lot of people suffering from anorexia. And can relate to what the speaker is feeling. I love how you repear skin and bones often. It paints this sick picture. It's sad really. The simplicity of your wording is perfect as well. Well written. 
 
tori-gurlThis 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. replied...
today at 1:53 pm :
Thank you very much for your input, I find it really easy to create images about anorexia, even though i may not be able to relate to it. Thanks again for your comment, it means alot :)    
 
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JRayeThis 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. said...
Jul. 18, 2013 at 2:28 pm:
There's so much emotion in this, it's beautiful :) I'm glad you let the readers know that this wasn't based on you, and you were just adressing an important issue, which you did! :) If you hadn't put this, I would've sworn you were someone going through this - that's how powerful your voice it. Incredible job 
 
tori-gurlThis 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. replied...
Jul. 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm :
Thanks so much for the feedback! And I love addressing important issues with my work, so the fact that you appreciated it is awesome!
 
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jlsnchz said...
Jul. 18, 2013 at 4:23 am:
Powerful poem, even more so when you do not even have a eating disorder to play as the root of the poem. Excellent poem!
 
tori-gurlThis 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. replied...
Jul. 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm :
Thanks! I think it is really important to make poems about important issues, and I am glad you enjoyed this poem:)  
 
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