The Impact of a Cruel World



                                         They tell
                                       Me my head
                                       Is too big for
                                      My body, I tell
                                         Them they
                                              need
                                To be skinnier, their
                     Parents tell them they need to
               Gain weight, they aren’t supposed to
                      weigh so little at such an age,
             Others tell them to stop eating so much,
                                   “You’re too fat.”
                                 “You’re to skinny”
                   “Why do your thighs have a gap?”
               “Your stomach is bigger than my dads”
          “Are you pregnant?”          “You’re anorexic.”
               “Your waist is smaller than my thigh.”
               They believe the lies and stop eating,
                           from three meals a day,
                           to three diet pills a day
                           They become Americas
                                 pretty stereotype
                                       Until they
                                             are
                                             no
                                             M
                                             O
                                             R
                                             E  

About this poem

'The Impact of a Cruel World' displays what happened to a young child that was shoved into the lies and stereotypes of peers. This poem was written to help others relate to this poem, letting them known that there is more out there than what they are going through.

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Written on May 11, 2021

Submitted by dvanmeter. on February 16, 2022

Modified on April 23, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCADEFGGHIJKLMNOPDDQRDSTUTSK
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,537
Words 125
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 29

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