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Anorexia

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Blondie
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0 posted 05-03-2000 05:37 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Blondie

*a friend of mine wrote this to me a few days ago, so I take no credit for it...I helped him with a few of the rhyming but he did most of it, it really touched my heart and made me think about what I have been doing to my friends and family*

Every night you wake up famished,
And you run straight to the pantry
When you arrive, the hunger's vanished
You're fat, and wonder why we can't see

You're so think it makes me cry, girl
I think you'd drop dead any day
The problem is that the whole wide world
Thinks your beautiful this way

You say you only need to be healthy
That it's just a dieting plan
You always say we just don't get it
But I say YOU don't understand

So say your childhood is to blame
So are guys, maybe they are
But I'd rather take my aim
At famous models and movie stars

You say men are pigs and losers but you
Lure him in with your great tan
He'll follow you around to watch you
Do you need that kind of man?

Your sickness is for people like him
The men will say you can't be fat
Believe me, you're cute and slim
And you deserve better than that

No matter how good you always look
You've got to push it one step farther
The scale pulls you down like a hook
And I wonder why I even bother

It hurts your body, and you can see it
With the fevers and their rising heat
You wonder how you can relieve it
Does it feel better when you don't eat?

You're sick a lot now, in your bed
And you're blind to all that's true
By now the fat's just in your head
But your body's caving in on you

You're afraid of food, it makes me ill
That this came out of 'just a diet'
You yell at me, do what you will
I watch, and just try to be quiet

You won't let me say you're gorgeous
You call me The King of Lies
But every time that I deny this
There's more hope in your dark eyes

I wish that didn't leave my lips
I should have said that I love you
You think my love is for your hips
And that they're all I think of you

It's not that way at all, you know
But I guess you can't accept it
I'm mad but I don't let it show
Now I have all time to regret it

You're getting weaker, day by day
You make me hide your greens and meat
I sit at the bedside and watch you pay
For all the times you didn't eat

Late that night you left this world
Your parents never told me how
No matter what, you killed yourself girl
And all I feel is guilty now

At the funeral, the world
Leaned over, looked into your coffin
They said, "God, what a pretty girl,"
I wish that they'd told you more often.


© Copyright 2000 Melissa - All Rights Reserved
netswan
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1 posted 05-04-2000 12:53 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Ouch  Anorexia the killer -- Ouch
TV with those anorexic crazy people with
ugly collar bones and ---long skinny necks,
and plastic surgery -----to fix every nook
and cranny.

Oh, Blondie -----beauty is inside of people.
Did you know when I was young I went for
that dieting craze ------and did you
know it screwed up my metabolism a lot.

And, did you know when I got older ---
and a bit rounder -----that I get asked
to dance a lot.   ---)

We grow wiser -- and somewhere along life
we have to learn to love and accept who
and what we are --- Yes, take showers, fix
your hair -- and all the things that we
need to do. But we eat to stay healthy,
and exercise ----- the body is an
efficient machine -----when you starve
yourself the metabolism slows down. LATER
when you do eat, the body says" MY GOD
I went hungry I better slow down my metabolism and save this food as fat
for those starving times, and on and on
the viscious cycle goes.

SKINNY IS NOT PRETTY -- if boys have been
fooled into believing these things.
Stay healthy  be vibrant smile with the
freshness each day ------and eat.
And you will see men loving you for you,
not your looks, not your body ------

The essence of a person is in the heart
and the beauty that surrounds them like
an aura -- it is not a physical thing.

Great poem  and such a sad plight.
I know several recovering anorexics.
Some got down to 60 lbs as their bodies
ate pieces of their muscles, and heart,
and liver --------and some die --- bulemics
die also --------

hugs from netswan

Blondie
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2 posted 05-04-2000 06:41 AM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

Netswan~
You havw truly touched my heart and I have to say something about your post made me sincerely cry.  I want to know if maybe I could keep in touch with you, e-mail me please...thanks again  
Kit McCallum
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3 posted 05-04-2000 07:00 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

This poem is an eye-opener, and will touch many.  Netswan gave wonderful comments, and so true.  As stick-thin models parade about the catwalks and catalogues, society falls victim to "the thin look".  I could only wish todays young girls could see the beauty that the old masters of art saw when they painted the lovely and full sized women of their times, for that is how woman are meant to be admired.

I've known several anorexics and bulemics also ... and am thankful to say that with counselling, and good nutrition, they were able to look in the mirror eventually, and see themselves for the true beauties they really are. Best wishes for recovery ...

/Kit
Denise
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4 posted 05-04-2000 10:46 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

The mind is very powerful and potentially deceiving. Try as they may, your family and friends can not change the way you perceive yourself. That change can only come from within yourself. You have to be ready to see yourself as you truly are, as others see you. I have been on a 'diet' on and off since high school. I have probably screwed up my metabolism beyond belief. I have finally found an eating plan that is working for me. I will probably be at my ideal weight in about 5 or 6 months. It is a slow but sure process. I will probably never have the body that I want to have, but then I figure that the one I want is probably unrealistic to begin with. For once in my life I am able to enjoy the food that I eat without guilt. It is very liberating. Food is meant to be enjoyed, after all. I think it is meant to be one of the pleasures of life. Finally I have been able to see that. There is a mega industry out there that caters to our bad perceptions of ourselves and wants us to keep feeling bad about ourselves. That is there 'bread and butter', so to speak. If I have been able to finally rise above that trap, I know that you can. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers, sweetie. Please feel free to e-mail me if you wish to talk.

Denise
warmhrt
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5 posted 05-04-2000 12:34 PM       View Profile for warmhrt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for warmhrt

Blondie,

Oh my dear, I wish you only the best, and hang on to hope. It is there. You can beat this illness. Do you know that it is now believed that when you deplete too much of the body's fat reserves, a change occurs in your brain chemistry, just like in someone who is ... say ... depressed. Then your thoughts are altered, and you see yourself differently than others do. What first began as a control issue then becomes an issue of life and death...a serious perceptual disorder. You CAN beat it.
No matter how many times you fall back, keep taking those forward steps, and believe in yourself. Fight off the irrational thinking,
and concentrate on getting yourself to the point where your body begins to function normally.

My heart goes out to you, and I pray that you use your inner strength (it is there) to recover. It sounds like you have a very good friend there, but all he can really do is support you emotionally. You have to do the work...and not give up.

You will be in my thoughts,
Kris

 the poet's pen...gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name ~ Shakespeare
Blondie
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6 posted 05-04-2000 02:23 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

you guys are just so wonderful
Cutie Putootie
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7 posted 05-04-2000 05:22 PM       View Profile for Cutie Putootie   Email Cutie Putootie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cutie Putootie

Blondie

Eating is the key and I know I tell you this everytime I visit you but "Your body is the temple for the Holy Ghost," and you need to have it healthy.  Go to a counselor, and talk with them, I know you hate them but it'll help hun...it really will.
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