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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.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Char_Ryu said...
Nov. 7, 2011 at 12:04 pm
EMPOWERING!
 
Nicole-Leigh said...
Nov. 7, 2011 at 9:25 am
Awesome! Great peom! I loved evey line! Keep up the good....great work!
 
crazygal said...
Nov. 7, 2011 at 2:18 am
this is so beautiful... a real merge of d heart and mind!!!
 
Afra- said...
Nov. 4, 2011 at 8:22 am
WOW.......
 
reblep said...
Oct. 16, 2011 at 9:10 pm
this is just so inspiring and beautiful
 
Seelix said...
Oct. 16, 2011 at 6:34 pm
This is such an amazing poem, it speaks with so much hope to a lot of us who are strugling with such problems.
 
WhosLaughingNow said...
Oct. 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm
A lot of emotion. Good job!
 
Larz2 said...
Oct. 16, 2011 at 10:52 am
I love how you put a positive outlook on life that someone should be strong
 
GirlWhoWrote said...
Oct. 16, 2011 at 10:49 am

amazing. i love this so much. so inspiring.

Check out my peom, it's called "Murder", and "Thief". Thanks.

 
ms.practicallyintellectual said...
Oct. 16, 2011 at 8:44 am
I JUZ LOVD IT... I MN... WEN A PRSN CAN RITE SUCH A NICE POEM... DEN ONLY AN INTELLECTUALLY  CHALLENGED AND DUMB PRSN CAN GIVE HIM OR HER A DISDAINFULL LUK... IT IS MORE BOUT D INTRNL BEAUTY DAN D EXTRNL...
 
miaq96 said...
Oct. 16, 2011 at 3:00 am
just amazing...u are very strong person.
 
ZoeLiddell said...
Oct. 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm
Thank. You.
 
gleek1234 said...
Sept. 24, 2011 at 5:24 pm
wow... oh my god... that was amazing!! i am so sorry you had to got hrough that, but i am glad you better now! thank you for the poem it was beautuful a peice of art :)
 
jasont727 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 24, 2011 at 4:06 pm
Inspiring message and spectacular word choice. Thank you.
 
Anonymous_7 said...
Sept. 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm
I love this! It is a very inspiring poem! Keep it up! would you mind commenting/rating my poems? It would be most appreciated! Thanks.
 
AgentMandark said...
Sept. 24, 2011 at 9:10 am

As someone who has marked her stomach with scars, struggled with being overwight, and hangs around a bunch of skinny friends, I am inspired by this poem. Thank you so much. It is beautifully crafted and worded.

The structure is brilliant, the diction flows...an overall indescribably amazing poem. I hope you march forward to become an incredible writer someday :).

 
Lola_Black said...
Sept. 2, 2011 at 7:15 pm
AAAHHH!!!! I love it!!
 
Bbruch said...
Sept. 2, 2011 at 12:25 pm
WOW! This poem speaks so loud!!! The way you wrote this poem is just fantastic! Great job, great dedication! Good luck in future writing! You are truly wonderful!
 
EyesofBlueFire said...
Aug. 14, 2011 at 11:47 am
I love this, absolutely love it. I think there's a time when almost everyone feels something like this, and has to make a decision. The beauty and rhythm of your words just puts such a message to it. :) Keep writing.
 
Keli123 said...
Aug. 11, 2011 at 10:44 pm
Amazinggggg! :) loveee it
 
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