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An Invitation to Dinner

Will you be joining us for dinner? You say. I say ‘No’ And I look at the floor. I know that I should, But I don’t think I could, Days are long, I can’t take any more. For you it’s … Continue reading

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Goodbye – a poem for #EDAW2014

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 … Continue reading

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A Father’s View – a poem for #EDAW2014

He watched her sleeping. A baby again, With not a care in the world. But the moment she woke, Her world would cave in on her. Make it almost impossible for them both to breathe. Never had he felt so … Continue reading

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Boy Anorexic – a poem for #EDAW2014

For weeks or months, They didn’t know, Just quite what could be wrong. If he’d been a girl, of course, It wouldn’t take so long. To come to a conclusion About why he seemed to shrink, But as a boy, … Continue reading

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Recovery – a poem for #EDAW2014

She’d fought and won. That’s what they said, But what they couldn’t know, Was that each and every meal time, Dealt another blow, To a thin veneer she’d painted on, In the hope that she could pass, For someone who … Continue reading

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FAT – a poem for #EDAW2014

They looked at her And they saw a fat girl. The kids taunted. The adults sighed. She should eat less, The kids whispered. She should exercise more, Said adults in muted tones. She heard every word. Lazy. Greedy. F A … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Conversation with an Anorexic

I’m so fat and I hate it, I just want to die, She said as she carefully Avoided my eyes. Everyone stares, Just because I’m so fat, Nobody cares, I have an illness that, People think is my fault, That’s … Continue reading

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Other Worlds

When you live in a world, That you don’t understand, It’s hard not to reach out, With a shaking tired hand, To a world that makes sense, Though you know that it’s wrong, Because this is a world, Where you … Continue reading

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Why?

Why do I care what you think of me? Why do your opinions determine who I’ll be? Why is it your thoughts, Not mine, That shame me, Tease me, Taunt me, Why? Why do I care what you say about … Continue reading

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