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March 8th 2015, 11:59 AM

This thread has been labeled as triggering, particularly on the subject of eating disorders, by the original poster or by a Moderator. The contents of this thread might therefore not be suitable for certain sensitive users. Please take this into consideration before continuing to read.

A shallow man
will only date a model,
but at least he's

A jerk
will date anyone,
but only make the models feel

A decent guy
will date an average girl,
say he doesn't look at size,
but his actions say otherwise.

A nice guy
will date a fat girl,
but marry
a skinny one.

A good guy
will marry a fat girl,
but wish,
every day,
that she was thinner--
and she
will always know.

A rare guy
will date a fat girl
and not realize
that she's fat.
She will feel
and think
she's a model.

But he's a
and non-model girls are a

There's a solution:
until the fat
Until every guy
that has ever preferred a skinny girl
over you;
over a girl that looks like you
-- or worse --
is even smaller than you,
but not small
would finally
consider you

But don't get too thin.
Guys complain about that too.
Now you're not pretty enough,

Starve until you're
just right --
they'll tell you how great you look;
ask how you did it.

You'll lie,
yet again,
to maintain
the facade.

They'll think
you're disciplined --
but they don't know
just how much.

You can starve so they're happy;
put on a smile
to make them think you are too. Because you never will be --

they've destroyed your mind
with their standards;
you've destroyed it
with striving to live up to them.

You'll marry a guy
who tells you
you're beautiful,
but your eyes are broken;
an ugly,
obese girl
stares back.

She tells you
your husband

She tells you
food is bad,
purging is good.

She tells you
he prefers someone skinnier,
someone better.

You'll never be enough --
all because some
teenage boy
hung up a poster of a
model on his wall --
decided that she
is the ultimate goal,

and, thus,
your destiny emerged.

If this is triggering, please do remove it

Survivors have Scars. Victims have Graves.

Last edited by Horsefeathers.; March 10th 2015 at 02:40 AM. Reason: Merging posts.
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Re: A Modern Epidemic - March 9th 2015, 08:09 PM

I think putting a triggering prefix should be okay. Don't worry<3 I liked it and it speaks a lot to how people think these days.
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Re: A Modern Epidemic - March 10th 2015, 02:41 AM

With the triggering prefix I think it's fine to stay. This was very powerful, and there was a lot of emotion behind it. Your style, as usual, is amazing, and the message behind the poem was expressed very clearly and pointedly. Great work, as always!

throw yourself into the unknown
with pace & a fury defiant.

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Re: A Modern Epidemic - March 10th 2015, 11:03 PM

I like how you did stanzas with the various types of guys!

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Re: A Modern Epidemic - March 12th 2015, 11:06 PM

This is really good!

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Re: A Modern Epidemic - March 13th 2015, 03:24 AM

they've destroyed your mind
with their standards;
you've destroyed it
with striving to live up to them.
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