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 Jan. 8 2012 at 12:55 pm
TheEldritchPrince SILVER, Stockbridge, Georgia
9 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
Logic is not flawless

Good poem. This definitely deserved to be in the mag. Imma favorite this.

on Jan. 6 2012 at 2:38 pm
GazelleDeerDoe SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
8 articles 2 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.”

i. love. this.

on Jan. 5 2012 at 4:38 pm
marissadele PLATINUM, Danbury, Connecticut
20 articles 3 photos 388 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you know how you feel, and so clearly what you need to say, you'll know it. I don't think you should wait. I think you should speak now." -Taylor Swift

Yay! Thanks! :D and i swear on my life that i will credit you. :) i would never forgive myself if i copyrighted something...thanks, you too, and i would love if you could check out my work!

sarah.s SILVER said...
on Jan. 5 2012 at 1:24 pm
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

You may absolutely use my poem, just as long as you credit me :) Best of luck and thank you for your support!

on Jan. 5 2012 at 10:44 am
marissadele PLATINUM, Danbury, Connecticut
20 articles 3 photos 388 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you know how you feel, and so clearly what you need to say, you'll know it. I don't think you should wait. I think you should speak now." -Taylor Swift

This poem is really, reallyyy good. In my school, we're doing this year-long project about a social issue we chose....my topic is body image (like being negative about how you look) and i was wondering, for my presentation, could i use your poem as either a pledge about body image, a motto, or just to read it aloud? (not sure which yet.) I would give you full credit and i wont copyright anything. Please respond soon, thanks! =)

on Jan. 2 2012 at 10:28 am
shmam7624 SILVER, Evansville, Wisconsin
6 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
We must become the change we want to see
-Mahatma Gandhi

I love this poem. It's raw and beautiful in it's own way and definitely deserves to be in the magazine. Congratulations!

on Jan. 2 2012 at 2:43 am
Missundrstoodx2, Indianapolis, Indiana
0 articles 11 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You never know what it enough until you know what is more than enough."

this hurts; and by that i mean it provokes emotion, which is what poetry should do...and you've done so successfully. but i mean it hurts, you introduce what you've been going through as well as overcoming it and i'm sure this is an inspiration for many. in fact...i'm going to show it to a friend who may need it more than me right now...good work

JuneTaz said...
on Dec. 26 2011 at 8:24 pm
From the defiant and bold lines to it's touching theme, I must say, you know how to write POWER! This is incredibly inspiring. Keep on being independent!

on Dec. 21 2011 at 9:33 pm
LetMeFeel BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
3 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let me feel; I don't care if I break down. Let me fall, even if I hit the ground...At least I'll know I lived."

Amazing! I accidentally rated it a 4 because of my toub screen phone. You and everyone else who has read it knows that it deserves beyond a 5. Keep it up.

eliana924 GOLD said...
on Dec. 21 2011 at 8:41 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
11 articles 0 photos 116 comments
Great poem! I really like how you started it with "from this point forward" so from the first moment the reader wonders what happened.

Alana11 SILVER said...
on Dec. 21 2011 at 8:18 pm
Alana11 SILVER, Olathe, Kansas
8 articles 0 photos 2 comments
Amazing. It's really inspiring!! Thankyou so much!

on Dec. 21 2011 at 12:50 pm
StephY95 BRONZE, New York, New York
1 article 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
All Is Fair And Love And War.

this is  a great poem it real says alot about beauty and how not juss skinny people are beautiful.......beauty comesin every shape and size

Esraa BRONZE said...
on Dec. 21 2011 at 12:43 pm
Esraa BRONZE, Bronx, New York
2 articles 0 photos 10 comments
this poem is amazing and its standing up for what they believe, it has a great message to everybody !

on Dec. 21 2011 at 12:38 pm
Schuyler BRONZE, Bronx, New York
3 articles 0 photos 12 comments
Your poem is amazing as well as your theme . Your theme sounds to me that its about accepting  your image and you don't need to be 90 pounds to feel great about yourself .

on Dec. 16 2011 at 1:52 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1401 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Wonderful poem about self image and how it should not make us so crazy or obsessed about our appearance. Raising one's self esteem is the way to go! Great job~

on Dec. 2 2011 at 8:39 am
mariahstokes GOLD, Bronx, New York
16 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." - Dr. Seuss

i think i've read this now five times. It's wonderful and means a lot to me becasue I feel that way pretty much every day. I would be extreamly happy if you read some of my stuff, and keep on writing!

on Nov. 29 2011 at 8:36 pm
writingmagic26 BRONZE, Eureka, Missouri
2 articles 0 photos 34 comments
You really are Independent, Indespructable, and most definately Inspired.  I absolutely adore this poem, and you inspired me to make my own pledge.  I want to live healthy, but sometimes go to extremes, or if I eat sweets, feel bad the rest of the day.  You've inspired me to change!

byebye said...
on Nov. 29 2011 at 7:52 pm
byebye, Nevermore, Other
0 articles 0 photos 253 comments

Great work! I know I'm just another voice in the crowd, but wow, this is great! This is just my thought - I would personally like if the two ending words were reversed so that indestructable would be the final word.

Thank you for sharing this, it's amazing :) Hope I can receive some feedback for my work, I could use it!!


LRS14 BRONZE said...
on Nov. 29 2011 at 6:17 pm
LRS14 BRONZE, Wayne County, Pennsylvania
3 articles 0 photos 4 comments
This poem, was brilliant and true. One of my favorites(:

on Nov. 29 2011 at 4:59 pm
no.name. PLATINUM, Ceres, California
42 articles 0 photos 94 comments

Words can not express how much I love this poem. I relate to it so much and it is so very well done. You are fabulous and this was beautiful. I would love for you to read some of my stuff, it would be an honour truly.

 





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