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skinny.
wearing all the cool clothes
skinny.
boys looking at her like she's a treat
skinny.
give the dogs some bones?
skinny.
the scale went down since yesterday
skinny.
maybe if she hits the double-digits?
skinny.
pretty yellow skin, dry like a desert
skinny.
distinct ribs caging a fragile heart
skinny.
wrists like pages from pop-out books
skinny.
just another mile... another mile... one more
skinny.
she's so cold, turn up the heater... higher
skinny.
and it's not even winter
skinny.
another mirror check, keeps it in her pocket
skinny.
sharing all her secrets with a porcelain toilet bowl
skinny.
riding in a beautiful ambulance on prom night
skinny.
wrap your hand around her thigh
skinny.
your fingertips touch your palm
skinny.
skin stretching over a skeleton
skinny.
she's so cold, just so cold
skinny.
lying in a pretty coffin
skinny.

[better pray her body holds up her wings.
better pray they don't have mirrors in heaven.]
Old poem 04

I am not against skinny girls.

I am against eating disorders. I am against society saying what's beautiful and what's not. I am against hating your body. I am against putting yourself down. I am against saying only girls have eating disorders.

I am for accepting yourself, even when it's hard.

You are gorgeous.
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Gentle-Shadow Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student General Artist
..... Deep. 
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Curls4life Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You seem like you put your heart into this, and it's a really expressive peice, well done!!
I'm only 15 and i have a naturally curvy frame, but my parents always hint that i need to lose weight and it's driven me to be incredibly weight obsessed and-i hate to say this- really insecure about myself, and from a really young age. It's sad how we have forgotten the beautiful miracles we all are, regardless of what we look like.
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fayfay13 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
*claps* beautiful yet sad
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marbearcarebear Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This poem is really powerful. I'm finally starting to see the picture of what I want in my mind is distorted from a healthy weight and that all these years of hell that I was wrong. We were wrong. So many people are wrong, and the goal is unattainable. You hit 125, then you want 110. You hit 110, you want 100.
"I just want to be 83 pounds," I told myself at 94. "Then I'll be happy." Then it was 79....

The ultimate goal is death and that's not something I'm willing to trade in for to look perfect.
This poem reminded me of that. Thank you <3
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eilastar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist
I find this poem beautifully tragic.
There is a stigma associated with anything larger than small, apparently...
It is sad that there are so many beautiful people out there struggling to be something they are not, to the point that they will kill themselves to achieve, so called perfection.
It's just as sad for little girls to come home asking what anorexic is because that is what they call her at school. The humans in this world can be so cruel.
If only everybody thought like you.
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airehkah Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
It is sad.
We live in a society where everyone wants to question everyone else's body and classify their shape. What is healthy? What is skinny? What is fat? What is curvy? What should a girl look like? What should a boy look like? What is beauty?
People want to say that if they're not attracted to someone that person isn't attractive and if they can't consider that person attractive that person isn't beautiful. Everyone is beautiful, no one should be told they aren't.
What's worse is that we're all so focused on appearance we forget good health and people either stop eating or eat too much or don't exercise enough or exercise too much. Then the people around them say things like "You're too skinny" "You're too fat" "You have too many muscles" "You're all skin and bones"
No one ever asks people if they're okay with themselves.
Thank you for the input, it's always nice to know there are people who think the same way.
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eilastar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist
I believe that beauty is found on the inside. The content of ones souls bears ones beauty not the external shell of a man.
Keep writing beautiful poety.
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Fernstream Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
This is so perfectly written. Great job... It's touching, and really sad.
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airehkah Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Thank you (:
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Fernstream Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Hey, thought I'd let you know that months later bits of this poem stick in my mind. It's haunting, in a way. Well done.
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