Pledge MAG

November 23, 2008
By sarah.s SILVER, Attleboro, Massachusetts
sarah.s SILVER, Attleboro, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect; it means you're capable of looking beyond the imperfections." --Anonymous


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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on Apr. 9 2012 at 7:30 am
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
54 articles 2 photos 238 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

Yeah! Give it up for you,honey!

Sica21 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 30 2012 at 8:36 pm
Sica21 BRONZE, Vancouver, Other
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WOW!!! AMAZING!!!!!! DEFINITELY ONE OF MY FAVORITES!!! :3

Lizla BRONZE said...
on Mar. 18 2012 at 8:17 pm
Lizla BRONZE, Shelter Island, New York
2 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everyone struggles against despair, but it always wins in the end. It has to. It's the thing that lets us say goodbye." -Jeffrey Eugenides

I loved this piece! So desolate, yet hopeful, love, love, love it. Stay strong, girl! Check out my work too?

Moee1 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 18 2012 at 6:59 pm
Moee1 BRONZE, Bowie, Maryland
4 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Hope is a necessity, evaluating the morals of our determination. Love is an opportunity, displaying the occurrence of whom is accepted within you. Intelligence is a desire, it urges ones motives to incline.”-Mohamed Roberts

please go check out my poetry PLZ

Moee1 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 18 2012 at 6:58 pm
Moee1 BRONZE, Bowie, Maryland
4 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Hope is a necessity, evaluating the morals of our determination. Love is an opportunity, displaying the occurrence of whom is accepted within you. Intelligence is a desire, it urges ones motives to incline.”-Mohamed Roberts

please go check out my poetry PLZ

Moee1 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 18 2012 at 6:58 pm
Moee1 BRONZE, Bowie, Maryland
4 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Hope is a necessity, evaluating the morals of our determination. Love is an opportunity, displaying the occurrence of whom is accepted within you. Intelligence is a desire, it urges ones motives to incline.”-Mohamed Roberts

please go check out my poetry PLZ

on Feb. 25 2012 at 11:03 pm
Ginga-Ninga GOLD, N/A, Minnesota
13 articles 3 photos 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never Question Yourself. If someone tells you to change, stay exactly who you are. No one should ever try to change you.

I had a cousin that went through this, and now couldn't be more handsome... It's good to see him strong, healthy, and loving life. This is very powerful, and im going to show it to my friends who think they are "fat," though they are some of the skinnyest people I have ever met.

on Feb. 25 2012 at 10:54 pm
MysteriousWounds GOLD, Staten Island, New York
13 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
~Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.~

you made me cry <3 im glad you're stronger now :D

on Feb. 25 2012 at 8:23 pm
n3xtusplaya DIAMOND, Honolulu, Hawaii
83 articles 23 photos 232 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."





~Luara Moncur

Very inspirational and true!!!!! I am so glad you've changed your outlook and this is a great poem also! Keep writing!

on Feb. 3 2012 at 11:10 pm
julialove94 SILVER, Rancho Cucamonga, California
6 articles 1 photo 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I live to write, not write to live"

Absolutely amazing. This was so powerful, so true, so inspiring. I love it! Thank you for writing this

on Feb. 3 2012 at 6:45 pm
matt.bullen BRONZE, Vancouver, Washington
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment
THAT WAS AMAZINGLY POWERFUL!!!

AngRodrig GOLD said...
on Feb. 3 2012 at 3:17 pm
AngRodrig GOLD, Pembroke Pines, Florida
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This was amazing and inspiring! Truly a pledge for all teenage girls. Please check out my poem "The Social Network (The Modern Monster)" !

Momo1995 GOLD said...
on Feb. 3 2012 at 2:39 pm
Momo1995 GOLD, East Elmhurst, New York
15 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Through the thick gloom of the present I see the brightness of the future." -Daniel Webster

how inspirational!!

Phoenix. said...
on Feb. 3 2012 at 4:12 am
Phoenix., Pittsfield, Pennsylvania
0 articles 0 photos 93 comments
Great Job and congrats on the mag!!! you have talent keep writing..!

Ella1 GOLD said...
on Jan. 12 2012 at 8:01 pm
Ella1 GOLD,
14 articles 7 photos 137 comments
Wow, this is really good. One of my close friends had an eating disorder. I understand what you went through. It takes a lot of guts to come out about it and decide that you are going to change once and for all. Would you mind reading my poem A Portal, Pink Watch, and Perpetual Sea if you get a chance? Thank you so much and keep writing

Mani2x SILVER said...
on Jan. 12 2012 at 7:16 pm
Mani2x SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
8 articles 0 photos 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
I was born an original, I'm not going to die a copy.

This was really good. You can hear the stength in your poem. Keep up thee good work =)

Snowi BRONZE said...
on Jan. 12 2012 at 5:59 pm
Snowi BRONZE, Boise, Idaho
4 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am me deal wit it.

Well, don't we all need a starting point to be us? I love this. and i take it as insparation to be who i am. thanks. i owe you one or 100

babysteps GOLD said...
on Jan. 12 2012 at 3:58 pm
babysteps GOLD, Wayland, Massachusetts
11 articles 5 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
~Mahatma Gandhi

I love this! It is so well written, I can really relate to what your saying! Great Job!

on Jan. 12 2012 at 9:48 am
MarissaWhitecloud SILVER, Oskaloosa, Iowa
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This was really good. It really shows what a lot of people think and do now a days just because they're afraid of what others will think.

on Jan. 11 2012 at 11:30 am
chrissie_star GOLD, Commerce, California
11 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
Its just another chapter in the past just turn the page dont close the book.

great poem check out mine? 'been there done that'


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