Promises | Teen Ink


April 3, 2010
By sillyaardvarkabc BRONZE, Riverside, Connecticut
sillyaardvarkabc BRONZE, Riverside, Connecticut
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“I pledge allegiance to the flag…”

I pledge
That the most important thing in the world
Will not be the nutrition label.

I promise
That my happiness of the day
Will not depend on the numbers on the scale.

I swear
That when I tell my mother I was with my friends
I will not be lying.

I vow
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.

I vouch
That this year, I won’t make my mother cry.

I promise
That this year, I’ll be different.

“…with liberty and justice for all.”

The author's comments:
This is not from personal experience, just something I wrote, hoping against hope that it would help even just one person. If I have made someone change their decisions just a little bit, then this piece has done its job.

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on Jun. 7 2010 at 6:29 pm
MustangWriter1813 PLATINUM, Crooks, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
" No one can told you back besides yourself " MaKayla Claymore class of 2013

This is good!

Lizzie said...
on May. 17 2010 at 2:27 pm
I love this! It's so true, so real, and so heartfelt. Great job.