Cold, Hard, Stick Thin Truth

by ღtheღcrunkღpirateღ   Dec 17, 2005


Wishing to be thinner
she decides not to eat
doing hundreds of exercises every night
before going to bed with a sigh of defeat

her tiny frame now wallowing
in clothes that were once her size
she blinks blearily at the world
through sunken back eyes

she saunters down the corridors
on her scrawny stick limbs
telling concerned friends
that she just wants to be thin

naked she stands before her mirror
scrutinizing every inch
still not liking what she sees
but getting there should be a cinch

bones now protruding through tissue like skin
receiving worried glances everyday
she becomes more withdrawn and disconnected
she's wasting away

~this is not something i am personally going through, i just thought it would be interesting to try and write about it

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  • 15 years ago

    by juss an allycat

    Hey mah fellow kiwi!
    love ths line: "in clothes that were once her size" the rhyming works for this poem, i like it! the opening line is also god, its simple but introduces the poem well

  • 16 years ago

    by Bleeding Mascara

    Wow this poem is really sad uve made a strong point and im surprised i thought only an ex annamia cood write like this its like u studied it for year ur words are so specific its like a book bravo

  • 16 years ago

    by SammiBABY

    It is really hard to put down in words but you've done it beautifully! you are an honest writer and that is an amazing trait! good work!

    sammi morris

  • 16 years ago

    by Jason Meres

    Powerfully captured from your position, an engaging style with near-perfect wording. Very well done indeed.

  • 16 years ago

    by Russell

    I also people that went through this.You took the emotion from it very well.It is really hard to see someone go through something like this...your good writter..keep up the good work

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