Every day as youngsters we hear from our peers these clothes make me look so skinny, it’s better if you pose like this it makes you look slim. We say all this as if being a little chubby or fat is bad. Why can’t we normalize being fat? Bullying your friends for being fat doesn’t make you seem popular or cool. And this doesn’t end here; people are bullied for being skinny too. You may have been a victim or a villain. God has made us all with the same blood and flesh after all. Why not appreciate all forms of beauty?
I would like to talk about mental health. Nows let’s say that I have a rotten tomato in my hand . Nobody in their right mind would eat it because it would make you sick. But we eat rotten dirty thoughts almost everyday . And you know what happens when we eat these rotten dirty thoughts? We get sick!
What is the meaning of life? Why are we cursed to forever walk the empty hallways of life? Lights of hope flickering over head. The twisted warped hallways that pass as perfectly pristine, because that is what I show people. What we all show people. To society we are perfect. Robots, running the same routine. But why? Why is it that society judges us when we wear the mask that is society?
I used to feel like running away and daydream of leaving everything and everyone behind. Not forever, just as long as it took for me to feel better. To be okay again. I thought that if I went somewhere new and different, that I’d be different, and by different, I mean feeling like my old self again. I felt unsettled, discontent. Like I was being pulled towards something but I couldn’t see what that something was. And that “not knowing” caused me anxiety, stress, feelings of depression and sadness.
My name is Amberly Clark, I am 14, and I wanted to try my hand at poetry. I love to write articles and short stories, but nothing can portray a message so deeply as a poem. I wanted to talk about mental health. As teenagers, we often feel like we are drowning. Like no one understands, and I hope that with this poem people finally will.