Anorexia

By , Riverside, RI
her only comfort to me,
don't let me see
your brown eyes cry
don't let me hear
you asking yourself why

but i don't want any sympathy
any empty sympathy
throughout this long story
i've had enough of that already

hide me with a smile
but smiles can lie
because in the empty mirror
my brown eyes cry

she says, you'll faint
well, what if i do?
there's nothing for me to fall against
but the cold hard floor and you

and all that will happen
crumple away softly
just like falling asleep
nothing to catch me

she asks me why
she says, don't you feel empty?
but maybe if i'm empty
i won't feel any pain





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musicgirl757 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 11, 2009 at 2:17 am
It was one of the most beutiful, powerful poems i've ever seen. it was depressing, yet it was unbeleibly good. i can relate, and i felt a little tear while reading it.
 
Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 22, 2011 at 8:46 am
i know i've never commented back on this, but thank you so much for liking this poem. i was recently hospitalized twice for my eating disorder, so i was looking back on some of my poetry from a few years back...thank you so much, your comment meant alot to me.
 
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