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Letters to Ana

May 6, 2014
By megthepoet ELITE, Winnipeg, Manitoba
megthepoet ELITE, Winnipeg, Manitoba
212 articles 23 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We know what we are, but not what we may be" - Shakespeare

1. Dear Ana,
I would never speak to my four year
old self like you speak to me.

2. Dear Ana,
You are burning down the childhood
home I used to love.
3. Dear ana,
How could you call a four year old

4. Dear Ana,
I have too wanted to unhinge my body
to replace the extra fat with needles and
pins, to unfold myself in this skin

5. Dear Ana
how could you do this to yourself?

6.Dear Ana,
why don’t you feed the hungry children
you shove perfection down their throats

7. Dear Ana,
your voice is so controlling

8. Dear Ana,
This is my body, not yours

9. Dear Ana,
stop interfering with my
definition of beauty

10. Dear Ana,
I can see your rib cage and hip bones,
you are ill.

11. Dear Ana, you are still distorting
my self image.

12. Dear Ana, you will never be
perfect and neither
will I.

13. Dear Ana, I can still hear your

14. Dear Ana, you cant mold me into your
standards any longer,

15. Dear Ana, Bulimia yanks hair out by the
roots, why don’t you just cut it all off.
here are the scissors
here are the razors.

16.Dear Ana, My body is a ragged
broom stick. I am
burning it to shreds.

17. Dear Ana, why don’t you feed
the poor with
all of the food I have not

18. Dear Ana,
I was seven once I realized the
symphony in your voice.

19. Dear Ana, I turned 17 this
year. Ten years you have whispered
the word fat so many times it’s
carved into my skin.

20. Dear Ana,
This is the end of our relationship.

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This article has 3 comments.

on May. 10 2014 at 2:33 pm
Failiwillnotfall PLATINUM, San Marcos, California
28 articles 4 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I understand that love and tragedy go hand in hand, for there can’t be one without the other, but nonetheless I find myself wondering wether the tradeoff is fair."
-Nicholas Sparks

Beautiful. It's unfortunate that so many other teenage girls are still best friends with Ana. I love how this poem captures the idea of breaking that friendship. It's beautiful, great work. 

megthepoet said...
on May. 9 2014 at 8:07 pm
Thank you! :)

on May. 9 2014 at 7:54 am
skydancer666 GOLD, West Babylon, New York
10 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
on my own i am clumsy ..... but on your shoulders i am free to be me

i can relate to this so mucch keep up the good work!