Poem -

Bulimia

Body image changes point of view.
Eating to throw up,
While smiling to cry,
Showing the hidden truths.

Guilt lives with shame,
Because they know each other too well.
Crying for help seems coward,
So struggling through is safe.

Overeating depression,
While purging memories away.
Take steps to avoid weight gain,
While slowly killing away hope.

 

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Ebrahim Alkadi

Whatever that the wounds growing , after the night comes the morning....

in the presence of your shiny tears...

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Ella

thanks so much! I wrote this poem to help show others who also struggled with this, that they are not alone!

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Silent Dreamer

I've been through an eating disorder myself, not bulimia but a type of starving and over-exercising. I kept getting thinner and thinner until my heart started working less and less. That's when I started treatment and I healed.. it turned out I had a lot of emotional issues and control issues that caused it.. 

You've nailed it.. this is truly how it feels. It's like this cloud.. I still have it, it pops up when I feel lack of control and emotional pain. Kind of like a coping mechanism. Truly weird how these things work. But I digress lol. Wonderfully written Ella!! 😊

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Ella

thanks so much! this was totally a hard thing to write!

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