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Trichotillomania

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Trichotillomania

It's not Halloween yet but I have a trich,
No treat. OCD. Since thirteen.
I pluck, I pull, I tweeze, rip, yank.
Hair, lashes, and brows.
Made me once feel so ugly underneath.
A nervous tick, a passerby of boredom. Still unsure.
What causes such a thing, many are unaware.
I am not even sure myself.
All I know is I overcame it after 9 years of struggle.
I feel beautiful again.
I feel like me.


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  1. Date: 11/6/2013 8:24:00 PM

    Kristy, lovely win Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 7:55:00 AM

    Thank you everyone! Means a lot to me <3

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 7:38:00 AM

    Well done and congratulations on your win xx

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 12:24:00 PM

    Great that you shared part of yourself or something that you know about others aliments..Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 8:18:00 PM

    i has actually heard of this conditon not long ago on a show of some sort...you captured the feeling well in this piece...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 4:48:00 AM

    - Congratulations on your winning poem, Kristy! - Pleased to read good poetry .... Really well written! - Thank you. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 9:14:00 PM

    Kristy, enjoying the wonderful win... LINDA

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 9:09:00 PM

    Wow, an amazing poem and congrats on the contest. I had no idea there was such a name for that condition

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 6:35:00 PM

    Kristy this was a touching poem; thank you so much for entering my contest and congratulations on your placement!

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 5:35:00 PM

    A wonderful poem,welcome to poetrysoup. I believe u will find here a safe haven where u can unleash ur potentials. Wishing u the best in poetry! Baron Of Ebullion.