Bones

July 12, 2009
By Dawn.Angelicca PLATINUM, Edison, New Jersey
Dawn.Angelicca PLATINUM, Edison, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Nunc aut numquam.


Mirror, mirror, don't talk to me today.
Mirror, mirror, don't talk to me today.
Let me hear what the scale has to say.

The numbers have dropped but fat still remains.
The numbers have dropped but fat still remains.
I'll burn it away with the caffeine in my veins.

Let me punish myself because I need discipline.
Let me punish myself because I need discipline.
The only way I'll learn is if I get thin.

Pride and cigarettes are my new diet.
Pride and cigarettes are my new diet.
This I keep to myself, I must be quiet.

My stomach churns with acid as my stomach craves food.
My stomach churns with acid as my stomach craves food.
I should stop exercising, but I'm not in the mood.

Running water and the sink have become my new friends.
Running water and the sink have become my new friends.
This disease will eat me for longer than it intends.

The shame is building up but I need to keep it inside.
The shame is building up but I need to keep it inside.
I want to escape but a part of me will die.

My bones are just accessories to a body I don't own.
My bones are just accessories to a body I don't own.
This body holds a secret that no one's ever known.

The author's comments:
This poem wasn't about me... I was inspired to write a traditional Blues type poem after hearing about my friend's struggle with anorexia. This is what I imagined her inner voice to sound like. My friend is doing much better as of now :]

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