Pledge | Teen Ink

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

Similar Articles


This article has 518 comments.

on Apr. 1 2011 at 5:12 pm
DownTheRabbitHole SILVER, Arroyo Grande, California
5 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"what other people think about me is none of my business"

That was beautiful. & i hope ur doing well. You have great talentx)

Auburn BRONZE said...
on Apr. 1 2011 at 4:46 pm
Auburn BRONZE, Topeka, Kansas
4 articles 1 photo 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
I tell myself lie after lie and I play the part of a girl with many different hearts but none of them were ever meant to hurt you.

Thank you for writing this. You inspired me to battle my anorexia and understand that 85 lbs is not healthy for a 13 year old.

thank you. so much.

on Apr. 1 2011 at 2:33 pm
Alex_Durham GOLD, Vineland, New Jersey
14 articles 1 photo 234 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

really good... even people who don't have problems with their weight can relate to this... excellent job!

on Apr. 1 2011 at 12:33 pm
WaterGirl23 BRONZE, Nutley, New Jersey
4 articles 5 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." -William Shakespeare

this is so beautiful and well written! it can inspire so many people to live for themselves, and not to please others. can you please comment on some of my work please? :)

on Apr. 1 2011 at 9:08 am
Monkee63 SILVER, Independence, Kentucky
9 articles 0 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I want to feel my life while I'm in it"- Meryl Streep
"Live, Life Love"
"Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain, but you can't have a rainbow without a little rain."

I really really love this! You did an amazing job!

on Apr. 1 2011 at 9:00 am PLATINUM, Tosa, Wisconsin
24 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into a void, and that oblivion is inevitable... and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you." Augustus Waters

o. my. god. i don't know what to say! speechless

on Apr. 1 2011 at 8:24 am
Amazing poem with a powerful message! Keep writing!

secrets said...
on Mar. 26 2011 at 10:21 pm
Right on girl!!!!!!!!! no one can tell us how to look and our bodys are beatiful no matter what!!!!!!!!! i love this peopm inspiratonal!!!!!!!!!!!!!! keep writing

Raingirl231 said...
on Mar. 15 2011 at 7:09 am
This poem has been amazingly inspirational to me, my class, and everyone who read it. thank you so so so much. keep writing!!

Davii BRONZE said...
on Mar. 10 2011 at 9:16 pm
Davii BRONZE, Toronto, Other
1 article 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
like is the wishy-washy content of love.

this is an incredible poem. i love the imagery you create :)

on Mar. 10 2011 at 8:52 pm
this is an amazing poem... its so powerful.... i luv it!!

on Mar. 10 2011 at 7:46 pm
StrangerOnTheStreet BRONZE, Ijamsville, Maryland
2 articles 1 photo 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
life is whats happening when your not looking.

extremely powerful. and it personally touched me


on Mar. 10 2011 at 7:41 pm
StephanieI SILVER, New York, New York
5 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
What does not destroy me only makes me stronger

this poem is amazing, many of my own are about being strong, being myself and not alowing myself to be put down

on Mar. 10 2011 at 6:30 pm
random3rainbow SILVER, Montpelier, Ohio
6 articles 0 photos 41 comments

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

love it. we should all take this to heart.

on Mar. 10 2011 at 5:02 pm
this is one of the best poems i have ever heard; please keep up on the awesome work! i agree: this is simply amazing!

on Mar. 10 2011 at 4:44 pm
bellastar SILVER, Janesville, Wisconsin
8 articles 0 photos 7 comments
all i can say is that this is simply amazing...beatiful.

on Mar. 10 2011 at 4:04 pm
Shadowgirl113, Anchorage, Alaska
0 articles 1 photo 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
~"Dream as if you'll live forever,live as if you'll die today"~"To love is to risk not being loved in return.To hope is to risk pain.To try is to risk failure,but the greatest risk in life is to risk nothing."~

Absolutely beautiful and very inspiring

on Mar. 10 2011 at 2:06 pm
HannSawyer15 BRONZE, North Brunswick, New Jersey
1 article 0 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I say... lets speak it. Lets fight it. Lets write it. There's nothing to hold on to if it's already gone."

Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

on Mar. 10 2011 at 11:05 am
ShadowWriter BRONZE, Kiowa, Colorado
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Just Do it

Two words I can say. Beautifully Written

on Mar. 10 2011 at 6:36 am
art.girl2424 BRONZE, Farmington, Connecticut
1 article 0 photos 4 comments
WOW. this is a realllyyy beautiful poem :). <3 !!