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her bony fingers dive in deep
cascading down her throat
her motions cause a heaving weep
a grievous after note
the only way to feel okay
this ritual repeats each day
the only way
the only way
the mirror wants her to obey

to be tiny is all she dreams
she does not see the truth
those fingers make her stomach clean
but steal away her youth
she'd rather die than see that guy
look at her with disgust in eyes
she'd rather die
she'd rather die
than be a "fat" girl, so she tried

their cries of ugly pierce her heart
they tell her she's a pig
it tears her self-esteem apart
she hates to feel so big
she'll be pretty and he will see
she is the girl that he must need
she'll be pretty
she'll be pretty
cause love's only for the skinny
A Trijain Refrain.

A lot of pressure on beauty these days...
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ivorysinkshore Jan 27, 2013  Student Writer
I really like the first stanza. What an better way to describe purging than flat out saying it! I caught on to the meaning pretty fast, which can be good (depends on what you were going for), and I usually take a bit of time figuring out the meanings of your recent poems.

You've come a long way from this, and you were still really good here, now you're even better. :nod:
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
:tighthug: you're so lovely! thank you!
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ivorysinkshore Jan 28, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you! And you're welcome :)
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AlwaysIndifferent Jul 15, 2012
I love this one too
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
Thanks :)
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AlwaysIndifferent Jul 15, 2012
You are very welcome
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deinktvis Mar 20, 2012  Student Writer
i agree with *reader2951, good stuff! but did you mean to deviate from the standard of the form? each stanza is traditionally started with the same line.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
Oh no!! Haha wow I didn't actually know that... I thought that was just stylistic for the individual ones I'd read. Oops... that's good to know for the future... xD thanks
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deinktvis Mar 21, 2012  Student Writer
:nod:
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Parsat Mar 19, 2012  Student Writer
Would like to critique (maybe in the future), but on the first two or three reads I like it! That first stanza is a real killer.
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