The Danger of Skinny

The Danger of Skinny

A Poem by Kaye Adell
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This is me kind of ranting. I saw a news story about anorexia today and it kind of lead me to this. I'm also sorry readers if you feel like I'm chewing you out.

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Fat is ugly. Skinny is beautiful.
Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. Right?
Words drilled in to heads of middle school girls.
These words will fallow them for the rest of their lives.
Some won't care ignoring the idiocy behind the words.
Some girls are not as lucky, they quit eating and workout to the point of exhaustion.
They are dehydrated.
Becoming thinner and thinner by the day.
They reach a danger zone to the point where they may die.
They don't care they somehow think they must be thinner even though they are practically a walking skeleton.
Their eyes sunken in, hallow cheeks, paper thin skin that barely stretches over the bones of what once was a girl.
How does this happen?
One person calling some random girl fat in the hall way, post it on her timeline on facebook, or through twitter because according to you she's fat just because she isn't athletically talented.
You see before you shot your mouth off she was actually almost at the right weight for her height, but what you didn't know was that her self-esteem was already low and that comment made her hit rock bottom.
She barely eats anything and works out constantly.
You go on with your life and never think of her again.
She however is lucky enough to still be alive after almost dying.

© 2012 Kaye Adell


Author's Note

Kaye Adell
Give me your thoughts I know you have some. This was completely off the cuff writing. So take it for what it is. I felt like it was kind of poetry, but I'm not sure. I don't typically write poetry, so if you agree or disagree on that it would be helpful.

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Well it is not your typical poetry format but the feeling that is behind most poetry is there and i completely understand your points although i would suggest changing you title so you do not offend some people such as my i am not over weight nor skinny but i am at the exact weight i should be at but since i am bigger boned i get called fat. and i have hit rock bottom and gotten up from it several times and they always say once you hit rock bottom there is no where to go but up, But anyways great piece just not the right format but great anyways
~Sky :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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This is really good and showcases the awful things teenagers go through because of labels like fat or skinny. However, not only teenage girls suffer from anorexia, so I thought you should keep that in mind when writing serious things like this. Adults and kids and boys also suffer from anorexia.

Posted 7 Years Ago


a very good piece...captures the cruelty of teenage girls.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaye Adell

8 Years Ago

Thank you, I thought so.
Well it is not your typical poetry format but the feeling that is behind most poetry is there and i completely understand your points although i would suggest changing you title so you do not offend some people such as my i am not over weight nor skinny but i am at the exact weight i should be at but since i am bigger boned i get called fat. and i have hit rock bottom and gotten up from it several times and they always say once you hit rock bottom there is no where to go but up, But anyways great piece just not the right format but great anyways
~Sky :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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