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So I Have to Be Beautiful?

May 28, 2013
By ChelseaMe SILVER, Conway, Arkansas
ChelseaMe SILVER, Conway, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
Beauty is an abstract noun

So I have to be beautiful?
What does that mean?
The voices all tell me
that natural is obscene.
I must cower and hide…
That’s how beautiful seems.
Curvy; not wide.
Tall, thin, and lean.
Ana, my best friend
Mia by her side
We’ll last until the end;
until I finally die.
When beautiful escapes me
and thin won’t get me through.
When I can’t get real beauty
and reliefs there are few.
My best friend, Ana, will murder me.
She’ll be out to get you too.

The author's comments:
I wrote this about how I've seen eating disorders and body images effect people. The current pro-ana and pro-mia trends online prompted me to write this.

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