You Are More Than A Number



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How far will you go till there’s nothing left
It’s like an infection that spreads through out your mind until it takes over every waking thought
Not eating dinner this week, being too scared to eat lunch in the cafeteria in fear of being judged, Standing on the scale every night just to end up crying on the bathroom floor.
Anorexia is real, and it isn’t only associated with those that are a size 00.
It’s an endless cycle of body shame, hunger that never goes away, and guilt
GUILT
After eating that one meal you decided you deserved…
The guilt takes over your mind, and the cycle begins again.
Now is the time to put an end to this cycle!
You deserve to eat
You deserve a healthy meal.
You deserve to feel good about yourself no matter what the scale says.
Forget societies beauty and body standards
You deserve to be comfortable in your own skin.
The scale does not define you
Know your worth
You, are more than a number.
 

About this poem

People today are constantly being looked at as a number on a scale, this poem is highlighting that a number is not equal to your worth.

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Written on January 17, 2022

Submitted by ismithpounds on March 16, 2023

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Scheme AAAABCDEFFGHIJKLMNOPQ
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 959
Words 187
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 21

Isabelle Smith-Pounds

Isabelle is a Junior in high school who is currently pursuing a writing career, she also is the CEO of a nonprofit organization named Take Care USA! more…

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