The Truth

July 28, 2016

Look in the mirror,

Don’t be afraid.

Go eat a pizza,

And put down the blades.

You don’t need to hurt,

Your pretty all the same.

you don’t need the thigh gaps,

Or the body weight tamed.

Your pretty, i promise,

Just the way you are.

But nobody likes

A girl who’s arms are filled with scars.

A smile from a loved one,

or a walk on the beach,

Are the only goals in life,

you should ever need to reach.

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writerfluid This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 2, 2016 at 10:10 pm
Important themes here. This sends a good message to teens or anyone struggling with eating disorders or self harm. A bit of constructive criticism: I suggest you work on the meter. Some lines have more syllables than they sound like they're supposed to.
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