Anorexia – a poem for eating disorders awareness week 2014

It’ll kill you.
They told me.
I couldn’t care less.
The thing that I knew,
But I could not confess,
Was that unless it killed me,
Then I’d always know,
That there’d been,
Just a little bit,
Further
To Go.

Anorexia - a poem by Pooky for eating disorders awareness week 2014

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14 Responses to Anorexia – a poem for eating disorders awareness week 2014

  1. This was so disturbingly true. Well written and presented.

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  2. I know this is a part of your world Pooky so good on you for showing this support. I hope one person benefits, that would always be a start.

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    • PookyH says:

      That is my hope in the work I do every day. Each time I hear of a child someone has been able to help, or someone who’s found the courage to seek support then I feel like my time has been well spent.

      As for this, it’s actually something I’ve never really articulated before. The fact that I got better before it killed me genuinely felt like a failure for a very long time.

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  3. Very unique subject matter for a poem. Nice stuff! Will have to return to read more of your verse. Many thanx for visiting my blog and have a wonderful day. Peace

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  4. Short and so very powerful.

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  5. Nothing at all like alcoholism and yet the very same. A powerful and disturbing poem Pooky.

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  6. wbdeejay says:

    These EDAW poems are giving me a great understanding of the issues that many people struggle with. So glad you are doing this, Thankyou.

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