My Girl

By @MeaningfulMee
My Girl

A poem I wrote, tears in my eyes, staring at a picture of me and her, Me and My Girl

Chapter 1

My Girl

My body,

she defies me.

I let her define me.

I am at war with my skin,

my bones.

The way my clothes wrap tight,

round rolls of fat.

I hunched over scales,

I cried in mirrors.

Did everything,

anything.

Smoke filled my stomach,

fog masking hunger pain.

Fingers down my throat,

tryna turn back time with saltwater and the back end of a toothbrush.

Wrote ugly on the back of pictures,

just to paint them a little clearer.

Everything,

anything,

in search of that perfect figure.

Let a boy undress me,

stood naked,

replying,

“I’m sorry”.

Black rivers running from tired eyes.

Wondering where I pulled the short straw?

Wondering why?

those girls are beautiful,

Sculpted like art.

Enchanting smiles and picture-perfect tighs.

And then there’s

me.

But now they figure,

that my girl,

she looks like me.

The girl whom I love most in the world.

With that smile and those eyes,

the ones that light up the darkest of nights.

I look at her,

and I love what I see.

And they say that my girl,

she looks like me.

I am still at war with my skin,

my bones.

The way clothes wrap tight,

round rolls of fat.

I still hunch over scales,

still,

cry in mirrors.

I am still at war with my skin,

my bones.

But now…

Now I wanna fight.

I wanna win.

I’m gonna fight and I’m gonna win.

Cos this girl means the world,

way more than a perfect figure or pretty picture on a wall.

I’m not gonna fail her.

No,

I won’t let her down.

Cos my girl,

she deserves it all.

And my girl is perfect,

her skin.

Her bones.

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  1. FutureAuthor64

    This is such a beautiful poem and I’m sure there will be a lot of people reading this and really identifying with the words. You’ve done a really good job. Also I saw that you have YUNGBLUD and Lewis Capaldi in the music section of your profile and just wanted to say I absolutely love both of them 🙂

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  2. GoDucks10

    I absolutely love this and I could relate to it in the smallest way. I have struggled with feeling like I weigh too much and I’m not skinny enough and I’m just slowly starting to realize that I don’t have to change. I do exercise every day and I work on eating what I like in good amounts and I definitely feel better about myself. Even though I’ve never met you I know that you are perfect the way you are and you don’t have to change for anyone!

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  3. HPfan

    MeaningfulMee. You have absolutely no idea how much these words have touched me. This poem is relatable in every which way. This is one of your best poems for me. You are such a talented writer and please..please..please don’t stop writing!!

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  4. NyratOcnarFiD310748

    Such an amazingly written poem. I love it so much. Thank you for sharing this. And stay strong! You are so beautiful, don’t let anyone tell you different–including yourself 🙂

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