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 May. 15 2011 at 2:21 pm
MoandBrowniegirl SILVER, Toronto, Other
7 articles 3 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul; dig deep, for every dream preceeds the goal."

Although I agree, I think it would only be fair to mention that sometimes it the most effective way to convey a message is through simplicity, so that everyone who reads it understands. It's an important enough message that it would be a shame to let people miss it for the sake of literary loftiness. And although we may have heard this message again and again, obviously the message hasn't totally sunk in or the issue would have resolved itself. I quite like it. Keep it up!

on May. 15 2011 at 10:07 am
PunkClassicOne BRONZE, Broussard, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
“We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. —Frank Tibolt”

I love this poem. I think most people can relate to it, and while I can't, I still like it. Girls don't hear thing like this often enough. 

Very beautifully written, love the message in it :) Keep writing!


on Apr. 25 2011 at 12:50 pm
xXprettybrowneyesXx SILVER, Coonrapids, Minnesota
7 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"find hope where darkness hides and where truth and lies are indifferent . "
Best friend Taylorr :)

wow. th8is poem was so strong. i understand everything you said. i can relate alot. thank you. you gave e strength.

on Apr. 23 2011 at 8:06 pm
blossomgirl BRONZE, Marshfield, Massachusetts
1 article 1 photo 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Of course it is all happening inside your head, Harry, but why on Earth should that mean it is not real?" ~J.K. Rowling

Wonderful and beautiful

on Apr. 23 2011 at 8:03 pm
poohbearswife, Lakeland, Tennessee
0 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see in the world."

i think everyone should take this pledge. great job

on Apr. 23 2011 at 8:00 pm
rEaLiTyChEcKiNgIn SILVER, Spring Valley, Illinois
8 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
To the world, you are one person. To one person, you may just be the world.

Thanks so much for this!

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on Apr. 23 2011 at 4:33 pm
LadyShady GOLD, New York City, New York
11 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To the people I forgot, you weren't on my mind for some reason and you probably don't deserve any thanks anyway." - Eminem

Wow, this is beautiful.

I really needed this, thank you.


on Apr. 23 2011 at 3:29 pm
ashleyn PLATINUM, Zeeland, Michigan
39 articles 2 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't take life to seriously, nobody makes it out alive anyways"-Unknown

I love it! Well written and well said, I'm so glad you wrote this pledge.

on Apr. 23 2011 at 2:14 pm
AnonymousKLM BRONZE, Carlsbad, California
1 article 1 photo 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
When you look at a person, any person, remember that everyone has a story. Everyone has gone through something that has changed them. - Mark Twain

Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions. - Robin Hood

Beautiful (:

on Apr. 15 2011 at 6:05 pm
feconnolly BRONZE, Attleboro, Massachusetts
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I'm so glad to hear it! And I'm well, glad to be finishing up my freshman year at Salem State. Good to hear from you too.

sarah.s SILVER said...
on Apr. 14 2011 at 9:25 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

Hey Felicia!! I'm doing well; how are you?? Thank you so much! I submitted this my junior year of high school, so it's been quite some time and I am definitely doing much better now. I actually submitted it because of journalism class, hehe!

Good to hear from you! :)


on Apr. 13 2011 at 11:30 pm
feconnolly BRONZE, Attleboro, Massachusetts
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Sara! Its Felicia from Attleboro and journalism! Just saw this up here congrats! Hope you're well.

on Apr. 4 2011 at 8:34 pm
little-miss-mistakes GOLD, Plano, Texas
18 articles 2 photos 70 comments

Favorite Quote:
even after all these years the sun has never said to the earth, you owe me... look at what a love like that can do, it can light up the sky

this was beautiful!!!! i hve  friend going through a problem like this and i showed her this poem and she cried... she has it posted in her locker..... thank you so much for writing this!!! stay strong!!!

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on Apr. 2 2011 at 10:02 pm
caedanse, Springfield, Ohio
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Oh, how I love this so~ it was so powerful and I believe anyone can relate to it.

on Apr. 1 2011 at 10:31 pm
KelseyM.McNamara SILVER, Camarillo, California
5 articles 0 photos 2 comments
very inspiring! i loved it! :)

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on Apr. 1 2011 at 8:06 pm
AliBali BRONZE, Bremerton, Washington
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women rarely make history."

Inspiring! (:

on Apr. 1 2011 at 8:02 pm
littletipoftheshoelace GOLD, San Diego, California
15 articles 1 photo 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Create like a god, work like a slave.

that was so beautiful:) i pledge too!

on Apr. 1 2011 at 7:14 pm
dancingintheflames GOLD, Kirksville, Missouri
18 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
She stood in the storm and when the wind didn't blow her away, she adjusted her sails<3

I loved this poem! it was amazing and i bet that everyone can relate to it somehow!!! I PLEDGE!

on Apr. 1 2011 at 5:12 pm
DownTheRabbitHole SILVER, Arroyo Grande, California
5 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"what other people think about me is none of my business"

That was beautiful. & i hope ur doing well. You have great talentx)

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on Apr. 1 2011 at 4:46 pm
Auburn BRONZE, Topeka, Kansas
4 articles 1 photo 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
I tell myself lie after lie and I play the part of a girl with many different hearts but none of them were ever meant to hurt you.

Thank you for writing this. You inspired me to battle my anorexia and understand that 85 lbs is not healthy for a 13 year old.

thank you. so much.



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