Anne Blackwood

United States

16
Christian
Theatre kid
Singer
Poet
Twin
Disfusive
A bit empathic
A living oxymoron
WTW mom to FantasyOtter12, lochnessie & everyone
WTW sis to happy butterfly
Kindness Krusader: Blueberry cotton candy
XXFJ

Joined 1/16/2020

Message to Readers

Guess who wrote another poem for the flat-chest girl series? Definitely not me. *is lying*

dissatisfied

May 22, 2020

FREE WRITING

18

they all want to be skinny,
and i wonder
is it wrong that i have learned
to cast aside the body
that they think they crave?

we stand facing each other
like twisted reflections
both a picture of the other's longing
"one girl's trash
is another's treasure"

why do we cling to the impossible?
we are all beautiful
but none of us believe it
i am guilty of self-condemnation
but aren't we all?

lying about our satisfaction
fighting to fit into perfection
like jeans one size in the wrong direction
"no pain no gain"

curvy, curveless
labels that mean more than praise
concepts pointing out the irony
of modern society
This is for K-9crazy's Ultimate Writing Challenge. The phrase I got was 10, no pain no gain.

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12 Comments
  • happygiggles

    This flows really nicely, I really like it! I'm glad that you wrote this, it really shows how every body size/shape is perfect in it's own way and that we don't all need to be the exact same size. (:


    3 months ago
  • CrazyNinjaKid

    Love this, and the message box lols

    I mean, I would begin to deny that but I am a horrible liar so lets not go there


    5 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    "one girl's trash//is another's treasure" <3


    5 months ago
  • Ruthh

    woo hoo hoo flat chest gang ;)


    5 months ago
  • lianhabanana!

    Replying: Yes of course however I would prefer if you added the my hashtag to the title. :)


    5 months ago
  • sunny.v

    i love how you talk about body images in such a refreshing and yet personal fashion! this was to the point, and very empathetic. plus sized or skinny or in between, every body type and shape is beautiful and you express that perfectly! kudos!


    5 months ago
  • Emi

    I really feel like this reflects so accurately on society and teenage girls today. It's very sad, but everyone wants what they don't have; thick-waisted girls want to be skinny, while skinny girls want to be curvy.


    5 months ago
  • birthdaycandles

    I love how you manage to use your own personal anecdote to make your writing so personal, I've noticed it with a lot of your pieces and that's what makes them so memorable to me. You've taken a four word phrase and adapted it into a universal topic, it's not easy to do that!

    Replying: Thank you so much for your comment on my piece, I really appreciate your words, especially considering you yourself are so so incredibly talented! Let's be friends! ^-^


    5 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    I appreciate these self image pieces so much.


    5 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    Yet again,another relatable piece that makes me feel I'm not alone.


    5 months ago
  • acrosstheuniverse28

    Really needed to hear this right now, thank you! "One girl's trash/is another's treasure" pretty much sums it up, and I'm glad you're looking to change that!


    5 months ago
  • mia_:)

    Is the new round out? Also, this is a fantabulous piece!!! :)


    5 months ago