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Anorexia

I need to read happy books Not books about girls in paper-thin bodies Because then I start thinking that is cool I want to be like them And the horrifying thing is If Anorexia didn’t sicken me I think I would do it Just for fun No excessive weighing or exercise Not worrying about calories I have a fast metabolism anyway Just to see how little I can eat in a day in a week In a year But I already think I’m beautiful So if I do this then I become less beautiful And hairy And disgusting and gross looking So I won’t. I say as I lick the tomato pie off my fingers Not today. Because I have far bigger problems than girls in matchstick bodies who don’t know that they were already beautiful before they started starving themselves And purging it all out in school bathrooms I will say it again for those girls who want to be thin Who want to be pretty You do not need to do this to yourselves I know your eyes are broken Only seeing calories and numbers on the scale and I can go one more hour, one more day You can’t Trust me. You were already beautiful before you decided that breakfast was too much calories And while we’re at it, lunch And dinner You were already beautiful before you puked in the bathroom Trying to get rid of the things in your stomach that were keeping you from your weight goal You were already beautiful before they brought you to a hospital and stuck tubes in your stomach and your arms and everything is too much calories You were already beautiful before the therapy sessions Before you got told that you were going to get better And you didn’t believe them Do me a favor You don’t have to believe them right this second Because you’re too focused on staying the right size But please Believe them before it’s too late So that you can grow up And live And tell your own story When you do I want you to tell them this I didn’t know it back then, but I was already beautiful And for the ones who are starting right now STOP. Get off social media. Tell your friends to stop talking about impressing the boys. Look at yourself in the mirror And shove down all those voices that tell you that you’re fat And ugly And worthless Because you’re not. Not at all. You are BEAUTIFUL. And don’t let anyone EVER make you forget it. Will you do that for me? Can you promise? Because I can tell you right now I don’t know you or your stories But I do know this You can’t fall into trouble if you never start And you can’t avoid trouble unless you stop So for all you girls out there who hate your bodies Who want to become birds and fly away Stay on the ground You’re safe here Even if sometimes it doesn’t feel like it Tell those voices in your head To go away and never return And remember You’re already beautiful.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




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Date: 4/5/2021 6:16:00 AM
Veronica, this is enough to be the best poem advice ever for a teenage girl or a woman who is too hard on herself. " shove down all those voices that tell you that you’re fat And ugly And worthless Because you’re not. Not at all. You are BEAUTIFUL." Wow! Great job!
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Veronica Figg
Date: 4/5/2021 9:16:00 AM
Thank you so much! I’m glad my writing can be advice to other teenage girls. I’m glad you liked my poem!
Date: 3/17/2021 7:11:00 AM
- Anorexia is actually a deadly disease ... DEADLY ! ... be happy with your body ... you will not get a new one anyway - None is perfect ... and we should be happy about that, Veronica :) - Welcome to P-Soup :)
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Veronica Figg
Date: 4/5/2021 9:20:00 AM
Thank you! I am glad I can bring attention to this deadly disease.
Date: 3/9/2021 11:11:00 AM
Too much TV and other media! Every one wants to know the REAL you. No one wants to guess who is hiding beneath the cosmetics, the clothes, the airs, etc., so be the REAL you and avoid many disappointments! Aloha! Rico
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Veronica Figg
Date: 4/5/2021 9:23:00 AM
Aloha! This is very powerful advice, thank you for sharing!