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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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legolas_elf said...
Oct. 20, 2009 at 9:08 pm:
This poem was amazing, I love it. Great descriptions and I love the theme entire theme of a pledge. Could you check some of my work and respond to it.
 
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writingrox said...
Oct. 20, 2009 at 7:05 pm:
OMG! Keep spreading the word!
 
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Electricity This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 20, 2009 at 6:50 pm:
Love it! It's really inspiring! Great job!
 
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sarah.s This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 20, 2009 at 6:36 pm:
Thank you all so so so much!! I hope you may find comfort and support in my words. :)
 
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AshlanB said...
Oct. 20, 2009 at 6:26 pm:
Amen! Good work. :)
 
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tennisislovee34 said...
Oct. 20, 2009 at 5:01 pm:
oh my lord D: this is amazzzzzingggg!
 
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PurpleMidnight said...
Oct. 20, 2009 at 5:00 pm:
Wow. This was amazing! I write the same style of poetry you do. Keep on writing! =P
 
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Blackal said...
Oct. 20, 2009 at 3:44 pm:
beautifull......very amazing piece
 
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gro_cam said...
Oct. 20, 2009 at 1:08 pm:
love the message, and the style.
awesome piece!
=]
 
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muminah said...
Oct. 20, 2009 at 2:47 am:
Its amazing, but I'm dead sure it would feel even better if it was sung properly!!
 
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Who8myLLAMA This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 13, 2009 at 9:43 am:
It's something I would write
but you worded it better. :]
 
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VoiceOfStars said...
Sept. 28, 2009 at 8:11 pm:
Absolutely fantastic.
 
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Teiralovessugar13 said...
Sept. 28, 2009 at 5:16 pm:
You are so right. I love your poem.
 
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Caitlyn T. said...
Sept. 28, 2009 at 4:59 pm:
more young girls should think like this
 
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So-calledLife This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 28, 2009 at 4:23 pm:
yess! this is what i want to be! thank you for writing it down! you are an amazing writer and you just made my day :D
 
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poemgirl55 said...
Sept. 28, 2009 at 2:55 pm:
Great! Loved it! It was so well written and powerful too!
 
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dylonmichael said...
Sept. 28, 2009 at 2:00 pm:
good for you i love the poem
 
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jmc.13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 28, 2009 at 8:15 am:
Fantastic job. I loved it, and I think everyone can relate. The writing style was genius, it captured the point beautifully.
Great work!
 
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EscapetheFate123 said...
Sept. 28, 2009 at 6:56 am:
Wow... I mean Wow!!!
Thats brilliant!
It is so true, I love it.
Keep going!
x
 
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monica93 said...
Sept. 25, 2009 at 8:52 pm:
i love this poem i need to start thinking that myself
 
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