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September 9, 2021
By madss2434 BRONZE, Flora, Illinois
madss2434 BRONZE, Flora, Illinois
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Shattered self image

Who is staring back at me

Tired eyes paint her cheeks

She is not the same as she used to be

Gripping on to what she has left

Drowning in the waves

Dripping from her lips

What she consumed 

Earlier than this

She has lost control



Trying to feel free

Trying to be seen

The author's comments:

this is a piece about a topic i know a lot of people struggle with. self image, body issues, eating disorders, etc. i would like for people to read this and interpret it how they relate to it. I would also love to help even one person wtih feeling like maybe they're not alone.

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on Sep. 13 at 12:44 pm
Amaya_ohara12, America, Arizona
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This was a wonderful writing you did a good jab at telling people that it is ok it to be scared of your body and not many people don't like there body just like you so that was really good i love this poem a lot good job and thank you!!

on Sep. 12 at 7:25 pm
victoriathekoolkid SILVER, Springfield, Oregon
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things change and friends leave life doesn't stop for anybody- perks of a wallflower (A.K.A a pretty lit movie)

this is a really beautiful piece