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Pledge MAG

November 23, 2008
By sarah.s SILVER, Attleboro, Massachusetts
sarah.s SILVER, Attleboro, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect; it means you're capable of looking beyond the imperfections." --Anonymous

From this point forward
I will not stand
to be unhappy
any longer.
I will not stand
to be broken down,
broken apart,
From this point forward
my success does not depend
on my waistline
and my strength does not depend
on my weakness.
My biggest fear is not
the nutrition label.
From this point forward
I will not worry those
who love me.
I will not look at those
with hip bones
and rib cages
and be jealous.
I will not be afraid
to eat the birthday cake
you made me.
I will not measure
every morsel as if
any more would make
it poison.
From this point forward
food is not my enemy
and Ana is not my friend.
Size zero is not beautiful
and 90 pounds is not ideal.
I am no longer
enslaved by my scale
and it is not an awful day
when I weigh enough
to donate blood.
From this point forward
the only things coming
out of my mouth will be
I will no longer be called
From this point forward
I am

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miaq96 SILVER said...
on Oct. 16 2011 at 3:00 am
miaq96 SILVER, Karachi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
never run after success,be such a person that success runs after you.

just amazing...u are very strong person.

on Oct. 13 2011 at 9:56 pm
zliddellz SILVER, Zeeland, Michigan
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Thank. You.

gleek1234 GOLD said...
on Sep. 24 2011 at 5:24 pm
gleek1234 GOLD, Burlington, Vermont
17 articles 0 photos 130 comments

Favorite Quote:
You did let me go you left me broken and heartless, crying out for help, with no one to answer my calls-Shilpa Pierpont-Hale ( poem) Love hurts

wow... oh my god... that was amazing!! i am so sorry you had to got hrough that, but i am glad you better now! thank you for the poem it was beautuful a peice of art :)

on Sep. 24 2011 at 4:06 pm
jasont727 PLATINUM, Calabasas, California
46 articles 18 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
If there was no change, there would be no butterflies.

Inspiring message and spectacular word choice. Thank you.

on Sep. 24 2011 at 12:44 pm
Anonymous_7 SILVER, Branson, Missouri
6 articles 0 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
-The only time you can get away with murder is when writing a book!

I love this! It is a very inspiring poem! Keep it up! would you mind commenting/rating my poems? It would be most appreciated! Thanks.

AgentMandark said...
on Sep. 24 2011 at 9:10 am
AgentMandark, Wantagh, New York
0 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get ahead in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them."

As someone who has marked her stomach with scars, struggled with being overwight, and hangs around a bunch of skinny friends, I am inspired by this poem. Thank you so much. It is beautifully crafted and worded.

The structure is brilliant, the diction overall indescribably amazing poem. I hope you march forward to become an incredible writer someday :).

on Sep. 2 2011 at 7:15 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
11 articles 2 photos 276 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

AAAHHH!!!! I love it!!

Bbruch BRONZE said...
on Sep. 2 2011 at 12:25 pm
Bbruch BRONZE, Peoria, Illinois
3 articles 0 photos 7 comments
WOW! This poem speaks so loud!!! The way you wrote this poem is just fantastic! Great job, great dedication! Good luck in future writing! You are truly wonderful!

on Aug. 14 2011 at 11:47 am
EyesofBlueFire GOLD, Belleville, Illinois
15 articles 0 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." Dumbledore, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling.

I love this, absolutely love it. I think there's a time when almost everyone feels something like this, and has to make a decision. The beauty and rhythm of your words just puts such a message to it. :) Keep writing.

on Aug. 11 2011 at 10:44 pm
xKeli826x BRONZE, Middletown, New York
1 article 1 photo 57 comments
Amazinggggg! :) loveee it

on Aug. 11 2011 at 1:46 pm
nikka12345678999 BRONZE, New Orleans, Louisiana
4 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
hold fast to dreams for if dreams die life is a broken wing bird that cannot fly

very positive loved  ittt

on Jul. 23 2011 at 12:41 pm
devikaarora GOLD, New Delhi, Hawaii
17 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dont tell me sky is the limit when there are footsteps on the moon !

it gave me such a positive feeling.
i am truly inspired !

clumsyturtle said...
on Jul. 20 2011 at 6:56 pm
It was so inspiring!!!!! Keep up the good work!

on Jul. 20 2011 at 6:16 pm
maggetatorisawesome GOLD, Crestwood, Kentucky
12 articles 1 photo 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Take away this mask of flesh and bone and see me for my soul alone."-Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
"All of your friends are gone, and you were barely holding on."-Your Friends are Gone by Circa Survive

Beautiful!! Such amazing self-motivation, I wish I could borrow some XD

on Jul. 20 2011 at 5:27 pm
SavannahMcKenna PLATINUM, Waterman, Illinois
30 articles 2 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dream a better dream

Thatts reallyyyyyy awesome! I wish mine could be as great....check em out...

AliLinnS GOLD said...
on Jul. 20 2011 at 3:39 pm
AliLinnS GOLD, Heislerville, New Jersey
12 articles 0 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love you, sweet Kate. And I'm truly sorry about this. I do feel...everything." -Casanova
Kiss The Girls by James Patterson

That is beautiful, Honey. Good for you. You should be so proud, I know I am. :)

on Jul. 20 2011 at 11:52 am
FallingAlways GOLD, Franklin, Wisconsin
11 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The worst mistake anyone can make is being too afraid to make one." -anonymous.

This is so inspiring and so true. I'm very happy that you made this poem because it made me feel better about who I am, too.

And I'm so glad that you're going to try and be healthy again.

on Jul. 20 2011 at 11:01 am
ElleNicole BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
2 articles 0 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."

I love this. =)

LovelySerena said...
on Jul. 20 2011 at 6:10 am
LovelySerena, Dededo, Other
0 articles 8 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches on the soul. ~Emily Dickinson

Beautiful! Amazing! Lovely! Help, I'm running out of adjectives!

on Jul. 16 2011 at 8:13 pm
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
12 articles 2 photos 122 comments

I love this so much. Once I thought those, uh, "women" were beautiful, but now I know better (well, after reading about the extreme unhealthy measures they took to get that way). I took this pledge.

I wrote a poem with a similar theme, about true colors, thus the title "True Colors". Check it out and offer some feedback! (^_^)