Like Vomit

April 22, 2010
By , Muncie, IN
Every time I eat I feel as
though I am suffocating.
The fat is surrounding me
until I can’t breathe.
My mother is asking
me what’s wrong.
I can’t tell her
what’s been going on.
How there’s nothing
she can do.
I hide behind the food
Growing bigger and bigger.
No one can tell that it’s
because of the pain inside.
The secret is pulsing
in me trying to get free.
I cram food into my mouth
just to push the secret back.
Every day it comes back
up from my stomach
like vomit.

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lildutchgurl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 23, 2010 at 9:06 pm
WOW. true story? hang in there...i really lkd it and thnk you could go far with this poem! it touches on an issue girls every where are dealing with, and has great imagery that really brings your point across
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