Dysmorphia

May 17, 2011
By dcadiokc BRONZE, Spokane, Washington
dcadiokc BRONZE, Spokane, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing." -Socrates


I have stared into mirrors
Nay, beyond them
My reflection is that of disfigurement,
But the others do not see what I see
What is elephantine and stout
Others perceive as minute and mousy
But their eyes, they must be deceived!
For who could see a beauty
In a thing like me

I do not believe any utterance
That enters through my canals
For every word is a lie
The cells of my mind
Have me thinking otherwise
As I leave my lunch behind
Don’t worry darling, you’ll be fine
Another day of starvation
of isolation
is another step towards beauty
another into the dark.


The author's comments:
I found the inspiration for this piece from my own experience with anorexia and body dysmorphia, as well as my friends' experiences. It effectively changed my life, causing me to go to some dark places. I was lucky and found a way out. I hope that young girls can learn from my experience and learn that they are beautiful just as they are.

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