Not a Skeleton..[anorexia]

by Lovesick 4 Jesus   Jul 5, 2007

Looking at her, you don't know
Because she's not so thin
Dismissing thoughts of pain and hurt
No reason to peer within

NO bones that can be seen
Still haunted by layers of fat
Needing this to help her
Yet no one looks at that

Don't have a deadly sickness
They look and see a smile
She's happy and she's loving
All living deeply in denial

They see a ballerina
A beautiful dancer to be
But if they knew my heart
How I long just to be free

How I suffer from depression
How I lose against myself
How I'm dieing from starvation
And no one wants to help

Taking away my life
Taking away my dreams
They think that makes me better
But it makes Mrs. Ana scream

Don't tell me how to live
Please don't tell me what to be
Because I'm not a skeleton
Doesn't mean there's no disease


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  • 8 years ago

    by Rusheena

    I'm blown away. The emotion is so raw and real in this poem, and it feels like you put your heart into it. Great job! 5/5

  • 12 years ago

    by waking up inside

    Very well put. 5/5

  • 12 years ago

    by NIDAL

    Wow a heart felt plea for help...good work ...enjoyable read...5/5 vote and comment on "my doubts" "gifts of sorrow" "arabian sands" thank you

  • 13 years ago

    by nobody truly knows me

    Aww! i love this. you described the situation really well. this true? please tell me in a message. anyways....nice job....5/5.

  • 13 years ago

    by isabel

    Sad but wonderfully reminds me of a friend of mine...she's not thin yet, but i still see she's not eating...
    nice write...
    keep going