Bulimic Love Story

by Robert Long   Sep 15, 2017

sitting in the dark
was a girl so alone
she was afraid to talk
for she was only bone

and when she came out
her family didn't know
for she wore long sleeves
so her size wouldn't show

and when she goes to school
they make fun of her
she becomes real depressed
and her self-esteem is a blur

then when she's at an end
along comes a boy
he holds her gently
and shows her joy

he tells her it doesn't matter
if you're thick or thin
as long as you're yourself
you should always have a grin

For you are beautiful
Just the way you are
Just be happy with yourself
And you'll go far

And over time
She became much better
She ate much more
And no longer needed a sweater

Now bulimia is a disorder
That is common to have
But if they get help
The effects are cut in half

Now on June the second
You will be aware
That eating disorders are about
And there is a cure

It's called love
And a caring hand
So help them through it
And take a stand


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  • 2 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    I love the flow and the message that comes with it. Excellent. Take care

  • 2 years ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Loved this, great rhyming and a positive message for understanding of eating disorders. A lovely little tale of love. I would have nominated but unfortunately ran out of nominations. Have added to my favourites. Hope someone else is able to. Well done on a great piece. Milly x

    • 2 years ago

      by Robert Long

      Thx...it means a lot to me to hear such great feedback from a total stranger. I'm also not worried about nominations but I'm not going to stop anyone for nominating...I just like sharing my poetry. :)

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