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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OgdenTor said...
on Nov. 29 2011 at 10:52 am
OgdenTor, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"life's finest things is you; yourself"

This is such a true poem!

wonderful i loved it.


on Nov. 29 2011 at 10:37 am
musicloveswritting16 SILVER, Troy, Missouri
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This pome means alot to me, and reading it was a joy. i understand the meaning because ive been there. every single word of this writting speaks the truth. every single one. dont stop writting...youve got talent:) i amire how you were able to put voice to such painful and dejected topics...i loved everything about it...thank you. this has become part of my 'pledge.' :) <3

 


on Nov. 29 2011 at 9:18 am
EnigmaticBeing PLATINUM, Santa Barbara, California
22 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.'
James A. Baldwin

This poem is truly inspirational and pulchritudinous (the best substitute for beautiful). I only hope that this poem that you've written will aid those who have similar life struggles, and I pray that you continue to presevere through life with the the strength and courage depicted in this poem.

sarah.s SILVER said...
on Nov. 18 2011 at 7:49 am
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

That means... so, so, SO much to me. I'm overjoyed that this poem, which I wrote during my own recovery from anorexia, is still impacting people today, four years later. I, too, am from the RI area, and it's wonderful to hear that my work may be helping the lives of people I know. I so truly hope you're doing well; we are all beautiful, no matter our size, shape, color, etc. "Me" (by which I mean, YOU!) is  the most beautiful thing you can be! Stay strong, beautiful, inspired, indestructible, and independent! And as always, thank you for your loyal readership; I love my readers :)

Duckie430 said...
on Nov. 17 2011 at 8:30 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
0 articles 0 photos 229 comments

Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

This is my third time commenting on this poem, but I just had to come back one more time to say once again how much this poem has impacted my life more than anything else I've ever read. In my last comment, I said that I had printed out this poem to have to read when I needed it, & since then, I've shared this poem with my therapist, as well as girls from my eating disorder support group & girls I've met in my several hospitalizations, including a hosptialzation just this September-October. Now my therapist (she is the Rhode Island eating disorders specialist) shares this poem with her other clients; & Rhode Island Hasbro Children's Hospital, as well as the eating disorder units at Bradley Hospital & Butler Hospital, have this poem posted in the hospital to inspire other patients as it has inspired me, girls I have met through my eating disorder, & from the comments I have read here, many other people. You have truly made a difference, spread inspiration, & conveyed your feelings in this poem in a way that so many people could relate & learn from.

SANDY94 said...
on Nov. 7 2011 at 8:48 pm
SANDY94, Everson, Washington
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
'O TE CHINGAS O TE JODES"

GREAT JOB.... I HAVE A FRIEND DAT REALLIE GOT ISPIRED THANKZ TO THIS... =)

on Nov. 7 2011 at 8:06 pm
LicensetoWrite BRONZE, New York, New York
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
In the end- does any of it really matter?

Truly Inspiring and extremel helpful to all those out there who are struggling.

on Nov. 7 2011 at 7:37 pm
Ada Dolan-Zalaznick SILVER, New York, New York
9 articles 0 photos 7 comments
Wow! This was so great...so inspiring to hear you speak so candidly with the reader.

-Char- GOLD said...
on Nov. 7 2011 at 12:04 pm
-Char- GOLD, Council Bluffs, Iowa
17 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
The true friends are the ones who can get you to laugh even in your darkest depressions. ~Me

EMPOWERING!

on Nov. 7 2011 at 9:25 am
Nicole-Leigh SILVER, Lawrencebrug, Indiana
6 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Heart. Confidence. Desire." - Rion Best

Awesome! Great peom! I loved evey line! Keep up the good....great work!

on Nov. 7 2011 at 2:18 am
crazygal BRONZE, Coimbatore, Other
2 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
" if yu think yu can or cannot .. yu r ryt!!"

this is so beautiful... a real merge of d heart and mind!!!

Afra- SILVER said...
on Nov. 4 2011 at 8:22 am
Afra- SILVER, Colombo, Other
8 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
Even when the sun sets the moon will rise.

WOW.......

reblep GOLD said...
on Oct. 16 2011 at 9:10 pm
reblep GOLD, Chester, Connecticut
11 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
the sun through my window, warming my skin...

this is just so inspiring and beautiful

on Oct. 16 2011 at 6:34 pm
Seelix PLATINUM, Chandler, Arizona
20 articles 3 photos 72 comments
This is such an amazing poem, it speaks with so much hope to a lot of us who are strugling with such problems.

on Oct. 16 2011 at 12:32 pm
WhosLaughingNow SILVER, Endwell, New York
5 articles 0 photos 1 comment
A lot of emotion. Good job!

on Oct. 16 2011 at 10:52 am
LarztheSquirrel BRONZE, Rolla, Missouri
3 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If life gives you lemons, make lemonade."

I love how you put a positive outlook on life that someone should be strong

on Oct. 16 2011 at 10:49 am
SophieG. SILVER, St. Davids, Pennsylvania
5 articles 0 photos 47 comments

amazing. i love this so much. so inspiring.

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


on Oct. 16 2011 at 8:44 am
lioness_210 BRONZE, VADODARA, Other
1 article 0 photos 15 comments
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 SILVER said...
on Oct. 16 2011 at 3:00 am
miaq96 SILVER, Karachi, Other
7 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
never run after success,be such a person that success runs after you.

just amazing...u are very strong person.

on Oct. 13 2011 at 9:56 pm
zliddellz SILVER, Zeeland, Michigan
7 articles 3 photos 6 comments
Thank. You.


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