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Pledge MAG

November 23, 2008
By sarah.s SILVER, Attleboro, Massachusetts
sarah.s SILVER, Attleboro, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect; it means you're capable of looking beyond the imperfections." --Anonymous

From this point forward
I will not stand
to be unhappy
any longer.
I will not stand
to be broken down,
broken apart,
From this point forward
my success does not depend
on my waistline
and my strength does not depend
on my weakness.
My biggest fear is not
the nutrition label.
From this point forward
I will not worry those
who love me.
I will not look at those
with hip bones
and rib cages
and be jealous.
I will not be afraid
to eat the birthday cake
you made me.
I will not measure
every morsel as if
any more would make
it poison.
From this point forward
food is not my enemy
and Ana is not my friend.
Size zero is not beautiful
and 90 pounds is not ideal.
I am no longer
enslaved by my scale
and it is not an awful day
when I weigh enough
to donate blood.
From this point forward
the only things coming
out of my mouth will be
I will no longer be called
From this point forward
I am

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Maddie265 said...
on Oct. 15 2020 at 8:39 am
Maddie265, Ewing, New Jersey
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I absolutely love this poem!! I believe it's talking about an eating disorder and trying to face it and overcome it. This is a very serious topic, seen commonly amongst girls. I love how that's the subject because there should be awareness spread about it.

violetverses said...
on Jan. 14 2020 at 2:04 am
violetverses, Ballston Spa, New York
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This is beautiful and inspiring

Fantastic poem,very nice

eunoia BRONZE said...
on May. 7 2017 at 7:46 pm
eunoia BRONZE, Stamford, Connecticut
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This is so inspiring!

on Aug. 10 2016 at 2:38 pm
pineappler03 SILVER, Waterford, Connecticut
6 articles 1 photo 61 comments
This is so inspirational. You managed to take beuaty and turn it into how it should truly be defined. I can see how much heart was put into this poem. Amazing job!

on Nov. 3 2015 at 8:45 pm
breatapp1 BRONZE, White Castle, Louisiana
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It has been said time heals all wounds,i do not agree.the wounds remain ,in time the mind protecting its sanity covers it with scar tissue,and the pain lessons,but its never gone."

This poem is a strong transition of importance in a persons life, and also a strong perspective of the phrase"starting over". "From this point forward I am Inspired,Indestructible,Independent",this is putting into perspective on how you will view yourself as a better person once you put unnecessary worries to the side ,and also how differently you will view your self-worth .

on Jul. 17 2015 at 4:27 pm
pleaseandthaiku BRONZE, Knoxville, Tennessee
4 articles 0 photos 3 comments
A brilliant challenge of an impractical standard of what it is to be a perfect woman. More women should embrace this pledge. You have truly inspired me on this Friday afternoon.

on Mar. 19 2015 at 6:21 am
Iamwhoiam17 GOLD, Lake City Fl, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
Just be yourself,if you are happy that's all that matter's.

I really love the way it was written! :) Great job! can you check out some of my poems,please

GeorgiaL said...
on Jan. 26 2015 at 8:13 pm
GeorgiaL, Melbourne, Other
0 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
'To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transport'.
-Yann Martel

Really nice

Hanna O said...
on Jan. 6 2015 at 7:55 pm
Hanna O, Fortworth, Texas
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This is an amazing poem and it is relatable. It is also very strong powerful. It's beautiful.

Sarah23 said...
on May. 21 2014 at 12:21 pm
Sarah23, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"be the change you want to see in the world"

I love this peom, I am very glad that i read this today, and it should be shown everywhere

on Apr. 2 2014 at 8:30 pm
Laugh_Live_Write BRONZE, Mukilteo, Washington
4 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All our dreams can come true, if only we have the courage to pursue them." -Walt Disney

This is a very good poem. You did a wonderful job. :)

a7moura said...
on Nov. 8 2013 at 12:38 pm
Living with american girls for the past two months I see how you girls can put each other down. It's crazy how people in america care about opinions. Opinios sometimes are stupid and you took a step forward to be successful in your life. Great Job

Presley B. said...
on Aug. 20 2013 at 8:22 pm
All girls should read this, the girls who see themselves as obese and overweight who are really underweight. I'm glad you wrote this topic the way you did because if somebody had written this any other way i wouldn't have the same opinion. Good job!

on Jul. 9 2013 at 3:32 am
AdrianaMartinez SILVER, Goose Creek, South Carolina
7 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
Carpe Diem .

Absolute perfection. This poem can be related to most, if not all, teens out there comparing themselves to someone who you think looks better. I loved the refrences; they fit in perfecty in the poem. And not only that, your choice of words was great, and it all flowed very smoothly.

RosePal GOLD said...
on Jun. 16 2013 at 8:59 am
RosePal GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
10 articles 0 photos 1 comment
That was beautiful! Recovery is a long road but you're walking it <3

lollipopz101 said...
on Mar. 13 2013 at 12:16 pm
i really admire this, u did a great job

on Nov. 30 2012 at 3:28 pm
Deej6595 BRONZE, Billerica, Massachusetts
3 articles 0 photos 369 comments

Favorite Quote:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

Thank you for writing this for all of us. I can relate to this and I am going to show this to many people.

on Oct. 24 2012 at 10:04 am
ElmoCarlon BRONZE, Hillsborough, North Carolina
1 article 0 photos 5 comments
I love this. :) And I am proud of you!

on Oct. 2 2012 at 3:00 pm
Fishtailz BRONZE, Bound Brook, New Jersey
1 article 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Not all those who wander are lost

Wow. I'm new to teenink and so glad I joined. Really relatable poem