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Skeleton MAG

October 21, 2009
By ZebraWithoutStripes ELITE, Blue Springs, Missouri
ZebraWithoutStripes ELITE, Blue Springs, Missouri
102 articles 8 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
To make a difference in the world, you have to be different from the world.

It started with words
not sticks or stones
But look at her
just skin and bones

She thought she could be beautiful
if only she was thin
First an empty stomach once
and then again, again

They laughed at her, that's all it took
to decide she'd show them all
But instead of standing strong
she tripped and took the fall

She's handing over everything
on an empty silver plate
Exhibit A for all to see
today that's what she ate

Just one less pound she promised,
she wouldn't fail herself
But now that isn't good enough
each goal a bigger wealth

Standing at the crossroads;
life and death as ends
Confused and beaten down
she can't see past the bend

She's lost and slowly fading
hunger and will collide
Two paths and no way back
a battle fights inside

The choice is hers
to lose or win
And on the choice
her life depends

It started with words
not sticks or stones
But see her now –
just skin and bones.

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on Apr. 25 2010 at 6:58 pm
Just.A.Dream SILVER, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
Part of the J7X team. :)

This poem is sooo meaningful!

The story in this poem is amazing.

on Feb. 6 2010 at 5:24 pm
Arachnophobia BRONZE, Park Falls, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” -Stephen King

(okay, just made my account lol).

I can't say i...liked...the ending, but it was great. :D

on Feb. 6 2010 at 5:09 pm
I love this poem, so so so much. :) We read it in our Creative Writing class, where we get a monthly issue.

Bleeder GOLD said...
on Jan. 27 2010 at 8:33 am
Bleeder GOLD, Peoria, Arizona
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beautiful and strong i love it and its so powerful and i wondering if you can checkout my poems

on Dec. 29 2009 at 4:02 am
LoveBam14 BRONZE, Bakersfield, California
3 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you stand for nothing, you'll fall for anything.

Very True, Beautiful, && Strong.

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thalia847 GOLD said...
on Dec. 28 2009 at 10:20 pm
thalia847 GOLD, Tempe, Arizona
13 articles 4 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be Who you are and say what you feel because those you mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"

Very inspiring, beautiful and powerful! i love it

on Dec. 28 2009 at 6:56 pm
BadDreamsComeFrom... SILVER, Covina, California
5 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Have no regrets because at that moment it was exactly what you wanted."-unknown and "You want something, get it, period."-My brother

wow very inspiring! great job

Jenn said...
on Dec. 28 2009 at 2:54 pm
This is really beautiful, good work, Very inspirational..