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The Girl of Skin and Bone

February 9, 2011
By tracingxconstellations SILVER, Mechanicsville, Maryland
tracingxconstellations SILVER, Mechanicsville, Maryland
5 articles 1 photo 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.

There she is;
the girl of skin and bone.
Standing there all alone.

She looks into the mirror;
Disgusted at the reflection looking back.
She's ready to crack.

The tears fall;
like razor blades.
Her confidence quickly fades.

To the world she's beautiful;
inside and out.
Losing weight is all she's worried about.

Growing weaker each day;
lack of food will be her downfall.
Soon she'll no longer stand tall.

Starve yourself to be 'perfect';
what a morbid thing to do.
What truly matters is what's inside of you.

The author's comments:
I wrote this because everywhere I look, I see girls talking about wanting to be thinner, skinny, pretty, etc, and they don't realize that they are beautiful already.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Aug. 2 2011 at 5:03 pm
secrets_of_silence GOLD, Gisborne, Other
12 articles 0 photos 439 comments

Favorite Quote:
life had i loved the more
had it but passed away
as quietly as the day
ebbs from the darkening star.

-emanuel litvinoff

so so so so very true

on Aug. 1 2011 at 6:24 pm
MumblingMelanie DIAMOND, Jackson, Missouri
79 articles 0 photos 210 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't be a victim; be a titan.

I truly like it. It's not necessarily an uncommon message, but one that needs to be told until the world understands.

And your "Author's Comment" is very sweet. :) Thank you for writing this!