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“I pledge allegiance to the flag…”
That the most important thing in the world
Will not be the nutrition label.
That my happiness of the day
Will not depend on the numbers on the scale.
That when I tell my mother I was with my friends
I will not be lying.
That when I say I just have a stomach bug
I will be miserable instead of ecstatic.
I give my word
That I’ll drown in books and music
Instead of self-loathing.
I assure you
That this year I’ll be different.
I will not look to models as idols.
That this year, I won’t make my mother cry.
That this year, I’ll be different.
“…with liberty and justice for all.”