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June 23, 2009
By Meg Clowers GOLD, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Meg Clowers GOLD, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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the towel wrapped around
hangs, no breasts, no hips
just twelve ribs and
a stomach indented
bright pink nail paint
as if to distract
us from what we see,
the sallow, sunken face
her bottle-dyed hair
the only weight on her body,
what does she see
in those poorly veneered eyes?
does she see all the knobs
of her bird-hollowed bones,
or the chubby little kid
who was always picked
last in gym class?

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on Aug. 24 2013 at 9:29 pm
bethanyebethany BRONZE, Clinton, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"I would love to be made perfect, but instead, I have the grace of God." -Audio Adrenaline

Wow, I love this! It's so good.  This is really amazing. Oh, and we both live in East Tennessee!!

chastity said...
on May. 21 2010 at 1:10 pm
wow this is so great!!!!

imawriter? said...
on Feb. 24 2010 at 8:13 pm
Wow. The topic is somewhat disturbing, but I liked it. You shed a little light for a subject that is avoided and ignored. Great job!

Cow94 GOLD said...
on Sep. 6 2009 at 4:53 pm
Cow94 GOLD, Salmiya, Other
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I can somewhat really relate to this. Thanks for reminding me. =)

on Aug. 20 2009 at 3:20 am
Stephanie Lapierre BRONZE, Kensington, Connecticut
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made me think nice!

on Aug. 13 2009 at 3:36 am
I like the poem it reminds me of the time I was in 6 grade.

Shannon_ GOLD said...
on Jul. 31 2009 at 7:58 am
Shannon_ GOLD, Atlanta, Georgia
12 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
For we are the children of The Lost Generation and Truth is blind.

Good poem... very detailed but very eerie.. if thats whats you were going for then good job... but yea good job... read my poetry if you want

Renna BRONZE said...
on Jul. 21 2009 at 12:05 am
Renna BRONZE, Louisville, Georgia
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UUmm wow....a very deep throught circles my mind after reading this...

on Jul. 17 2009 at 4:26 pm
yourworstnightmare BRONZE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
The best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. (Teddy Roosevelt)

Wow, that was...slightly disturbing. I loved it, though. Great job! Keep writing!

LIKEwhoaa GOLD said...
on Jul. 13 2009 at 1:23 am
LIKEwhoaa GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
13 articles 0 photos 126 comments

Favorite Quote:
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-Charles DuBois

it's interestingg, i like that it wasnt in 1st person like most poems about this topic usually are...somewhat disturbing, but it grabbed my attention. Good job ohh and check out my work pleasee:)

on Jul. 12 2009 at 1:33 pm
SkaterGurl17 GOLD, Jasper, Georgia
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this is Amazing! good point!!

on Jul. 11 2009 at 8:09 pm
montreal132 SILVER, Rush, New York
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It was touching, and very well written. But it also seemed like a topic I have seen done over and over, or something i would have to read in health class. But that aside, your imagery was disturbing as the subject, and i enjoyed it.

LilJ<3 GOLD said...
on Jul. 7 2009 at 11:43 pm
LilJ<3 GOLD, Gloucester, Virginia
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i liked this. it had a sort of creepy edge to it but i think thats what completes it. great job.

SarahB BRONZE said...
on Jul. 3 2009 at 5:09 am
SarahB BRONZE, Woodstock, Georgia
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This is a very good piece. I agree, it's slightly disturbing, but definitely a style i love to write and read. Inspirable.

on Jun. 28 2009 at 10:45 pm
HurricaneHaley BRONZE, Springboro, Ohio
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Alyssa-Rosee said...
on Jun. 25 2009 at 6:52 pm
Alyssa-Rosee, Winchester, Other
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heyy love the poem. it's rather eerie (:

IanG. SILVER said...
on Jun. 24 2009 at 8:19 pm
IanG. SILVER, Gainesville, Florida
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Hmm...very disturbing...i like it :)

on Jun. 24 2009 at 1:34 am
Courtney Billow BRONZE, Richfield, Pennsylvania
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This amazes me. =]

Feel free to check out my work. =]