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size zerozero
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.]
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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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kimmicon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  New member Professional
This is really great. I once had an eating disorder, i wanted to look like a model from a magazine. I didnt get too extreme with it, but i almost did. I learned to love myself. I learned to be healthy and found that confidence is the key to beauty. I also find that just living a healthy lifestyle (healthy foods, water, exercise) makes the body beautiful and feel beautiful. I eat well and exercise, i tell people, i have to look good for my man and live long for my children, and it makes me feel great!
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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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airehkah Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Thank you so much, it's always nice to know when my writing has left that kind of impression. (:
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The-shell Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
i agree with you and this is amazing really good
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sweetdreamsinsomnia Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Wow this is really good :)
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UnownPerson Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Such a good poem
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airehkah Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Thank you. (:
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Lil-0dd1ty Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
it's funny how a toilet takes your secrets and also your crap.
toilets make good friends :D
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starshinexx Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
gorgeous form!
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amen to all that! What a wonderfully written verse!
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pathetictastic Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It hurts to look at someone who looks thinner than their body's frame allows. Eating disorders are terrifying. Your mind can be a scary thing when it has control of what you see in yourself.
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airehkah Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
They're incredibly scary and saddening. I hate watching all these beautiful people feel so uncomfortable in their own body that they feel the need to go to such great measures to find some sort of comfort and sense of self-worth. It's really awful too because I've been watching how it's gotten to younger kids too. Just a few weeks ago I was baby-sitting my 6 year old cousin and we were going to the pool and she had one of those cute little girl bikinis and she kept asking me if her stomach looked fat. She's so underweight it's insane. A 6 year old should not be worrying about how they look. ):
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pathetictastic Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend is terrified that her father will make her little sister anorexic by his constant stupid comments. The girl is 8 years old and beautifully slender.
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airehkah Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
That's so awful. I don't think I've met a little kid that wasn't adorable, who could possibly bag on a kid about their appearance?? When I was 8 I wasn't worried about my appearance, I wasn't worried about anything. Everything was hide and seek, pokemon, trampolines, star wars, chalk, stuffed animals, and just having as much fun as possible. Weight? Make-up? Hair? Clothes? Fuck that. No one in the right mind would put those worries on an 8 year old. >: (
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pathetictastic Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The dad is just an air head and doesn't realize when he makes certain comments. But the girl is wiiiicked smart so I think she won't take it to heart.
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CaputDraconiss Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
So many poems and pictures and stories are so bitter.
This is sweet.
But in a way that isn't sugarcoating an eating disorder, it's blunt and beautiful.
You've done an amazing job.
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airehkah Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it :heart:
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CaputDraconiss Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You and your talent are welcome. C:
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littlemouse015 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so touching and inspirational, and you have such a knack for finding important words and ideas. I love the ending especially.
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airehkah Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Thanks so much dear :heart:
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littlemouse015 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :huggle:
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lovesmenot2328 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i love itt.
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airehkah Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
thank you (:
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lovesmenot2328 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Of course(:
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TheConducter Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Beautiful. :3
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airehkah Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
thank you c:
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TheConducter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
My pleasure. C:
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bloodyroses96 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful! Holds a strong message that rings true. So sad but so lovely!
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airehkah Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
thank you (:
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IzabellaStormfire2 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Do you mind if I submit this to my group, SpeakAndBeHeard? You poem has a wonderful message, and it would be a welcome addition!
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airehkah Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Oh I'd love that, thank you so much, it's very kind. C:
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IzabellaStormfire2 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!!
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imagineblisstonight Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Really great message.
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airehkah Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
thank you (:
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imagineblisstonight Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
you're welcome. ^_^
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kellyrose95 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
This is very powerful. We're all beautiful no matter what size or shape we are! Keep up the good work :clap:
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airehkah Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Thank you very much. C:
So true, if only everybody realized it. <3
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kellyrose95 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
no problem :)
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Gumi-Sama Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
"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."

Amen to that. I loved this poem. Very distinct and powerful feel. Puts me in awe.
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airehkah Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it, that means a lot to me. :]

Thank you for the watch as well, I'm flattered. C:

<3
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