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I Love Me, I Love Me Not

By , Riverside, RI
i watch the flowers die,
petal by falling petal,
coming to rest at my feet.

i wander around quickly,
hair over eyes and head down,
passing the people on the street.

though no one would guess
the cross that i bear
just by looking at me.

i wonder if everyone i pass by
is carrying a cross heavier than mine
and if i’d be able to see.

now screams and sobs behind me,
the pain of my family and friends
is not enough to make me eat.

i watch the flowers die,
petal by falling petal,
coming to rest at my feet.





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Linda said...
Dec. 30, 2010 at 8:41 pm
This is amazing. I'm not exactly sure what this is about, but I like it.
 
Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 22, 2011 at 8:49 am
this is about the struggles that come with an eating disorder
 
SpringRayynThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Dec. 30, 2010 at 12:15 am
Wow. That is amazing. I can relate, a little, don't get me wrong on that. really awesome work here.
 
Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 22, 2011 at 8:48 am
thank you!
 
natalie_is_my_name said...
Dec. 28, 2010 at 1:55 am
This is truly outstanding! I love, for one, love it!
 
Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 28, 2010 at 8:23 pm
thank you so much!
 
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