After the emotion’s spent,
And no more feelings left to vent,
There’s only one more thing to say,
Goodbye my angel – wend your way
To happy places, free of fear,
And know that as we shed our tears,
We’re missing you, but we are glad,
That you’re no longer feeling sad.
We know it hurt you, every day,
To live, well half-live, life this way,
We tried to help, but didn’t know,
How to make your problems go.
We fought so hard, but didn’t win,
Your demons wouldn’t let us in.
We’ll miss you every single day,
Remember all your special ways,
Hold the older memories dear,
And wish the happy you were here.
The final poem in my eating disorders awareness week series was inspired by hearing of a life stolen by anorexia. A 21 year old girl who lost her battle last night. This poem is for her, and her family and for anyone who has ever lost a child or a loved one as a result of a mental health problem. My heart goes out to you and I promise to do all I can to protect other people’s children. It’s my life mission.