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From this point forward
I will not stand
to be unhappy
any longer.
I will not stand
to be broken down,
broken apart,
broken-hearted.
From this point forward
my success does not depend
on my waistline
and my strength does not depend
on my weakness.
My biggest fear is not
the nutrition label.
From this point forward
I will not worry those
who love me.
I will not look at those
with hip bones
and rib cages
and be jealous.
I will not be afraid
to eat the birthday cake
you made me.
I will not measure
every morsel as if
any more would make
it poison.
From this point forward
food is not my enemy
and Ana is not my friend.
Size zero is not beautiful
and 90 pounds is not ideal.
I am no longer
enslaved by my scale
and it is not an awful day
when I weigh enough
to donate blood.
From this point forward
the only things coming
out of my mouth will be
words.
I will no longer be called
Disgraceful,
Disgusting,
Distasteful.
From this point forward
I am
Inspired,
Indestructable,
Independent.

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Linnette M. said...
Dec. 14, 2010 at 6:34 pm:
this is great and very strong :)
 
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zackdeuel585 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 12, 2010 at 10:28 pm:
break the ideal!!! happiness is on the interior not the exterior be happy with who you are
 
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dolphin13 said...
Dec. 12, 2010 at 6:28 pm:
Good Job! I love it! Way to decide to be yourself and set your own standards. You don't need to follow the standards of this world because what is inside is what really matters. Keep writing!
 
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chocolateluvr said...
Dec. 12, 2010 at 12:41 pm:
this is really cute
 
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Evaine said...
Dec. 12, 2010 at 8:08 am:
wow. this poem is very inspiring.  im going to have to show this to my friend, shes going through "that".  maybe it will help her. :)
 
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deliciouslytackyThis 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...
Dec. 12, 2010 at 12:20 am:
This is beautiful. Truly inspiring and exactly what I needed to read today, in fact. I absolutely love the last 9 lines. Keep it up!
 
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bri12 said...
Nov. 30, 2010 at 9:46 pm:
this is amazing.
 
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SilverBeam said...
Nov. 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm:
This is great and a huge hope for some people! Truly inspirational!!
 
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JCG14 said...
Nov. 23, 2010 at 4:26 pm:
I'm proud that you put this into words. Its awesome you did this, even if it may be someone else's story. Its very relatable.
 
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DaydreamBeliever This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 20, 2010 at 9:45 pm:
absolutely beautiful :):):) really great work.
 
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reenay_95 said...
Nov. 20, 2010 at 9:33 pm:
i think i've read this poem before...was it posted a few weeks ago too? whatever. how motivational! i needed to read this. (:
 
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IndiLizard This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 20, 2010 at 2:57 pm:
wow, thank you so much. you have no idea how much this spoke to me. i really appreciate your honesty.
 
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butterfly_dreamer said...
Nov. 20, 2010 at 2:32 pm:
This poem has been bookmarked and will be my new daily affirmation.
 
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vannie said...
Nov. 20, 2010 at 12:38 pm:
That was an amazing poem, it had a lot of passion.
 
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Thank-you said...
Nov. 20, 2010 at 10:43 am:

I was looking at the site trying to descisde whther or not to describe, and you just made my mind up.

Thank-you, and for more than just helping me decide.

 
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DaddiesDoodle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 20, 2010 at 9:22 am:
Wow.... that was truly amazing.
 
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running4chance This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 29, 2010 at 2:15 pm:

i don't care what anyone else commented, but i really liked it. it's really different from what i write about. i usually find a fantasy for me like put myself in different shoes. i never stopped to think about how i felt or what i wanted.

 

 

i liked it 8]

 
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brax34 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm:
first part was amazing, but it wasn't able to really hold my attention all the way through
 
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bergert said...
Oct. 29, 2010 at 8:59 am:
I really like the beginning of the poem. I like the way it is relatable. It's like hearing someone promise that they're not going to let themselves be effected by the little things. Really great job. Thanks for writing and sharing this. Keep it up (:
 
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the_real_reggie_rocket said...
Oct. 29, 2010 at 8:41 am:

The first thing I like about this poem is how raw your feelings are. It seems like youarent holding back anymore, like this has been building up inside you for a long time.

 

And to whoever commented above me (ThatEsotericGirl.), please respond to someone's poetry in a nice way. Stop trying to plug your work in her comment section.

kthanks :)

 
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