by Amber
(Alabama )

Smile plastered on your face,

You flutter about the place.
Laugh with your friends and toss your hair,
Flirt with the guys-you don't care.
Untouchable, Perfect, the model specimen.
Perfect hair, perfect teeth, perfect clothes, perfect skin.
The guys check you out, look you up and down.
The girls whisper words-"fat girl,looks like a clown."
But you smile so sweet,
kiss your parents on the cheek.
Beam at the teachers-they adore you.
Wave at the students-they'll do anything for you.
A living Barbie,
The exact mix of nice and snarky.
The perfect recipe.
You walk by, think "everyone wants to be me."
But they don't know.
When you cry into your pillow,
Shove your finger down your throat,
Make yourself choke.
Cut red ribbons on your skin,
Run a mile,two,because you hate this place your in.
You want to talk about it.
But to tell would mean you would have to admit,
that you're not so perfect.
You want change,
But don't want the shame
of admitting
of saying
you're not so perfect.
But is the change worth it?

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by: Anonymous

this literally brought me to tears becasue this is exactly how I feel... except for I'm not pretty or even close to being perfect. I recently talked to somone about my "eating habits" and it was one of the hardest things I've ever ever done and part of me actually regrets it. I wish I would've just kept it to myself, everything would be sooo much easier!!! I wouldn't have to deal with half the stuff I'm dealing with now. I feel like I've let everybody down, my family, friends, etc... But the other part of me is glad that I finally spoke up about it becuase now I don't have to try to deal with it all on my own... ya know?

Realization:The "perfect" girl struggles too!
by: Anonymous

I'm what you would call a "wall flower." Quiet, shy, too shy to flirt (I guess that can be a good thing...still!). I've always wanted to have a bubbly personality and know several people that do. It hit me: They struggle too. Or people who are so strong in their faith. They struggle too. If we were just more open and honest, we could love eachother better, and love God more too. When the walls fall down, there's healing (even if there's pain. When you doctor up a wound sometimes it hurts worse than before). I need to learn to stop running from pain and embrace it!

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