Anorexia

January 3, 2011
By 2cute4memphis BRONZE, Bartlett, Tennessee
2cute4memphis BRONZE, Bartlett, Tennessee
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She looks into the mirror,
hating what she sees,
ugly,
full,
obese.

She steps into the fitting room,
the dress refuses to zip,
weak,
inadequate,
disquisting.

Her desire is out of control,
something must be done,
resolved,
planned,
empty.

She cannot give into her body,
She is in control now,
empty,
strong,
unrelenting.

She looks into the mirror,
barely a skeleton,
strong,
empty,
beautiful.

She pushes you away,
not caring about her consequences,
empty,
beautiful,
alone.

Dressed in her best,
skin so pale,
empty,
beautiful,
dead.


The author's comments:
This work actually is the develpoment of alot of things. I have struggled with my own self esteem and often felt what the girl in my poem feels now. I had also struggled with my relationship with food during different periods of my life. I also read a book called "Wintergirls". Which helped me to understand alot more about this problem and helped me to understand why I had felt the way I did. I had also watched a video a girl had made on youtube where she was talking about how her sister had died because of anorexia. Her sister had written a journal during her sickness and she put some of the entries in her video along with pictures of her. It was a very moving video and so I decided that I wanted to do something that would not only help other girls overcome there sickness, but also to help oversome my own self esteem issues.

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