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How to Beat Anorexia

August 21, 2009
By Hay_Wire PLATINUM, Independence, Missouri
Hay_Wire PLATINUM, Independence, Missouri
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Step one,
I will be strong.
This is quite a statement
My very frame feels weak
But I am built to live
I will be tough

Step two,
I will confess
This is fears essence
I don’t know what will be thought
But I don’t like what I know
And now I will declare truth

Step three,
I will love
This is more then just acceptance
For my body is not the enemy
But my mind
I will find comfort in myself

Step four,
I will not hide
This is a disposal of concealing clothing
I am scared of stares
But it is time
I will no longer cover

Step five,
I will eat
Paramount difficulty
Food is a dead weight
But I can still manage
I will live

I will wage this war in my own body
This time not a fight against myself
But a fight to save my life

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Madison_R said...
on Aug. 29 2009 at 10:38 pm
Madison_R, Carrollton, Texas
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This is a great poem! It's so raw and real. I love the phrase "I am built to live".