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Empty

Empty.
Starving.
The fact that I kind of like it is truly alarming.

Shrink,
shrink,
shrink.

That's all I can
think, 
think,
think.

I can't stop crying,
constantly lying.
The weight on my mind is 
prying,
prying,
prying.

They say "Why don't you just stop?"
I scream "Can't you see I'm trying?"
 

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Katina Woodruff...

I returned to re-read your poem. It's fantastic! 

5 stars...to the moon and maybe clear to Saturn. 

 

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Penellllllope

Thanks so much for this comment.  It honestly almost made me tear up, as everything you said is so true.  Eating disorders truly suck so much.  

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Katina Woodruff...

Your welcome, it was your poem that stirred my heart. I'm bigger now, than I have ever been in my life, but in the scheme of things, weight is such a subtopic to other life achievements/aspirations. 

Keep writing and sharing your story. After I read your story, I hid the bathroom scale. Course, I'm trying to walk a mile a day. There are a variety of methods for loosing weight and becoming healthy, however after I recovered, that is when I put the most weight on. For a long time, I heard little things about "my chubbiness" and I shrugged it off because, the alternative is: life and death. Most don't realize the aspects of a disorder such as this. 

Just felt like sharing. 
Keep up the fantastic work sharing your 
valuable insights. 

 

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Tony Taylor

WOW!!... this is an INTENSE look inside the world of anorexic thought processes...... delivered in a succinct and powerfully poetic prose style!!......TRULY compelling stuff dear poet sister!!.......ALL STARS!! & PINNED!!..... and... in case no one has said so.......WELCOME to COSMO!!......LOVE & ROCKETS!!.......T xo. : )

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Penellllllope

Thank you so much for reading, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it!:)

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A Lonely Journey

Wow, great job, Penolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllope. 
It's really a great format to get your point across, on a hard subject. Nice writing! 

Matthew. 

PS. I also enjoy the over-abundance of 'L's' in your name. It's cool. M. 

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