Nothing | Teen Ink


July 8, 2011
By ohheyyyelli SILVER, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
ohheyyyelli SILVER, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
5 articles 3 photos 178 comments

Each day, you’re wearing away
Your flesh and your fat; your mind and your soul
Pound by pound it rips away pigments of who you are
Days spent counting calories and fighting them off
Until you are only a body, nothing to suggest there is
A person cradled inside of those frail bones
And what person starves them self of all happiness
in search of happiness?
You wake up, and repeat the actions, like a skeleton set on autopilot
Food; trash, fingers; throat, body; sweat, eyes; cry
There is nothing left of you;
You are a disorder

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on Jul. 19 2011 at 1:07 pm
CieraDesiree GOLD, Hagerstown, Indiana
17 articles 1 photo 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind.
You never know what you have until it's gone.

This is sad, but good. I agree with Robyn97=)

Kai17 GOLD said...
on Jul. 19 2011 at 11:59 am
Kai17 GOLD, Spokane, Washington
17 articles 5 photos 339 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Where to, Miss?"
"To the stars."

This was a touching representation of an eating disorder. Bulimia? The imagery was excellent, and the third line from the top "Food; trash, ...." was very disjointed, which lent to the idea of desperation. I love how you realized the person was killing their personality as well as their body.

 Absolutely brilliant.