Girls Like Us

by Steph   May 1, 2013

Girls like us,
we're all the same.
Depressing homes,
a life of shame.

Girls like us,
we can relate;
Abusive parents,
lives we hate.

Girls like us,
no need to fear.
Fix your problems
with a case of beer.

Girls like us,
with empty hearts,
Must rid themselves
of their ugly parts.

Girls like us,
we binge and purge,
Until we end up
in the Earth.

Girls like us,
with pain and tears,
Hurt ourselves
to heal our fears.

Girls like us,
live different lives.
Different pains
to sacrifice.

Girls like us,
are we the same?
Hearts and souls,
but different names?

Girls like us,
there is no 'we'.
Once you die,
you're nobody.


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  • 4 years ago

    by Claire Morris

    Wow. This is so wonderful and lovely. I love it.
    It's really true.

  • 7 years ago

    by Tara Kay

    First off, I envy you for having Linda right by you, all the time. She is one awesome girl, and judging from this and her comments, you are too.

    I can relate to some aspects of this, in fact, it hit me hard reading this, the flow was absolutely flawless, and the emotion in here was evident, it came from your heart, and you poured yourself into it, without it becoming just a jumble of emotions, it really is a masterpiece.

    One of the most flawless poems I have read in a long time, with the flow and tone.
    Deserves to be recognised for sure.

  • 7 years ago

    by JaneDoeWrites

    I agree with Linda, this does needs more recognition.

    I loved the overall sombre tone to this. I noticed that you encorporated the eating disorder, and like Tony said really stuck the ending.

    "Girls like us,
    no need to fear.
    Fix your problems
    with a case of beer."

    ^ This reminds me of my best friend. I'm really glad I read this piece, it reminds me of something she'd write for me (:

    Great Job!

    • 7 years ago

      by Steph

      Thank you. I had figured this poem would be relatable to many.

  • 7 years ago

    by The Poet Behind The Poems

    This was a very heartfelt poem

    I felt every truth in your words , I like the style

    And the ending was a really powerful statement ..,

    Really good poem ... Keep writing :)

    • 7 years ago

      by Steph

      Thank you so much. I like to end my pieces with something that hits hard.

  • 7 years ago

    by Marcy Lewis

    I keep reading this. This is my favorite piece that you've ever written. You & I are this entire poem. Seriously just have this short choppy style of writing that kicks serious butt.

    Hence why you're my best friend. I only like you for your poetry and the food at your house! lol jk.

    This is still in the nominations. It needs more recognition.

    • 7 years ago

      by Steph

      Honestly, I wrote it based off a comment you made on the phone. "Girls like us, with alcoholics as parents, really shouldn't drink."
      Bffls 5eva. So sad. I cri every time