The Girl Who Never Ate Her Lunch

January 10, 2018
By alyssa0401 PLATINUM, Staten Island, New York
alyssa0401 PLATINUM, Staten Island, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take."

The girl who never ate her lunch

Sat on the opposite side of the cafeteria from me.

I watched as she took out

The delicious food her mom prepared just for her,

And how her face gradually turned whiter and whiter,

Until I was sure it would disappear.

She looked down at her

Diagonally sliced sandwich,

With cold cuts and veggies violently bursting through,

Her luscious, red strawberries,

Daintily chopped into four pieces each,

And her triangle of

Heavenly, homemade pumpkin pie.


However, she rose, with her lunch in hand

And walked over to the garbage can.

She released the perfect plate,

And it plummeted downward,

Along with her dignity.

The bones of her arms

Were desperately poking through.

It scared me.

Her feeble figure sauntered back to her table,

Keeping her seafoam green eyes fixed on the tiled floor.

Inside, her stomach was growling up a true monster,

Devouring whatever was left of her.

She feasted on her chipped fingernails

To try and kill the ferocious beast.

She was not successful.

Every day, I witnessed this girl suffer

And decided to keep my mouth zippered,

And my pretty, little words trapped inside.

But sadly, that was the last day I ever saw

The girl who never ate her lunch.

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