Bones MAG

October 23, 2013
By elizamc83 GOLD, Concord, Massachusetts
elizamc83 GOLD, Concord, Massachusetts
17 articles 0 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
"From now on, I don't care if my tea leaves spell 'Die, Ron, die,' I'm chucking them in the bin where they belong." -Ron Weasley


every day
she vowed not to love herself
until there was less of her
to love.

she made a promise
not to fill herself with
anything but misery
until the soft slopes of her skin
became plateaus of flat perfection.

until the flashing numbers beneath her feet
no longer made her feel
sick to her empty stomach.

until the sharp points of her bones
were as obvious as
the way her smile arched and then
fell
like a wave on the shore
when people stopped watching.

until she was one they called
perfect.



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on Jun. 10 2014 at 1:24 pm
mereCat PLATINUM, Horsham, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"I am finally colouring inside the lines I live between"

Feel free to say no... I think this poem is a bit of a masterpiece really and would love to quote it in a short story for a short story competition on another writing site. Can I quote it and credit you in it? It's OK if not, it just really fits with my story...

on Apr. 3 2014 at 4:29 am
kelseyulyatt BRONZE, Hastings, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Whatever you write now doesn't have to be your best. It just has to be the bit you write now.

written beautifully!!

on Apr. 1 2014 at 5:27 pm
Laugh_Live_Write BRONZE, Mukilteo, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"All our dreams can come true, if only we have the courage to pursue them." -Walt Disney

This is very well done.

on Apr. 1 2014 at 5:07 pm
live_long_laughter BRONZE, Prospect Heights, Illinois
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This is absolutely amazing!

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Feb. 22 2014 at 7:27 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 527 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

This absolutely broke my heart... You've written it so elegently, so beautifully, but not so much that we just skim over it. It's so raw and honest... You have a gift.

on Feb. 22 2014 at 5:48 pm
theblondechick GOLD, Kingsport, Tennessee
14 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
I want to live and feel all the shades, tones, and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life.
And I am horribly limited.
-Sylvia Path

I love this

elizamc83 GOLD said...
on Feb. 6 2014 at 6:14 pm
elizamc83 GOLD, Concord, Massachusetts
17 articles 0 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
"From now on, I don't care if my tea leaves spell 'Die, Ron, die,' I'm chucking them in the bin where they belong." -Ron Weasley

haha thanks :)

monky99 said...
on Feb. 5 2014 at 10:55 pm
monky99, Concord, Massachusetts
0 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
swiggity swalt pass me the salt

Wow congrats on magazine! Beautiful poem Eliza. (sorry not creepin, I still get emails when teen ink stuff happens haha).

on Oct. 27 2013 at 2:39 pm
PyroHearts GOLD, San Jose, California
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I love this poem.
Powerful. Thanks for sharing.


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