Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I flipped through a magazine,
And saw a stick
Of a woman.
Her skin stuck to her bones,
Her muscles were so small,
They were non-existent.
They called her a model,
My mom said she looked bulimic.

What kind of model
Was she to be,
Certainly not a role model.
Are we as women
Trying to attain the shape
Of a skeleton?
Why must people
Shove pictures of women
Who are 6 feet and taller
With limbs so small
It's ridiculous.

Why don't they show
Real people.
Black, white,
Tall, short,
Slender and curvy,
For that is who we are,
And if they are to represent us,
they should look like us.

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