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Eat

Eat

A Poem by TurtleClark

you see that piece of cake

it looks strangely like my inadequacy

quick eat it all

hide it from the world

they don’t need to know how not good enough we are

oh and look there’s all the times they called us “too skinny”

make sure you consume all of the fries

we don’t need them to hear it

wait don’t forget the names they called you

open that pack of oreos and eat every last one

silence the voice calling out

latching on to your greening skin

now now my dear don’t get sick

don’t let them see what words do

what touches do

don’t let them see that ice cream or that pie

no no you are strong you are whole

that sadness you feel turn it into snickers

or maybe even the last scoop of cobler

you know no one wants to see you

know you talk to you but that table in front of you

but just to make it better

you see your body

it won’t tell anyone our secret

not a word of it

it will stay thin and curved

ready for more prying eyes to survey and judge and disect

© 2015 TurtleClark


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"Silence the voice calling out "
"Don't let them see what words do "
"You see your body
It won't tell anyone our secret "


Nice writing !! Loved those lines ....

Posted 3 Years Ago


The idea is great, words are mouth watering and why should we really care about anyone judgement.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Great idea, that impresses with originality and honesty, that keeps the theme alive, with a great style.

Posted 5 Years Ago


A powerful poem to create thoughts to ponder.
"you see your body
it won’t tell anyone our secret
not a word of it
it will stay thin and curved
ready for more prying eyes to survey and judge and disect"
In a world of perfection. Make us feel incomplete. I liked how you led to the strong ending. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago



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TurtleClark
TurtleClark

Harrisburg, PA



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