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Best Anorexia Poems

Below are the all-time best Anorexia poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of anorexia poems written by PoetrySoup members

Anorexia Nervosa
A child
No more than 12 years old
Sees images of women
She looks in the mirror
She doesn't see the image
Her body doesn't fit the mold
Movies, TV and...

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Categories: anorexia, angst, childhood, death, health, loss, sadbeautiful,
Form: Free verse

she shuns me from embracing her these days
her brittle fragile body no longer compliant
thin skin lifeless and sagging begging for help
knowing she needs support but...

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Categories: anorexia, dark, depression, health, loss,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Shunning Anorexia
You are not a member of our family
Therefore we choose to lock you outside our door
Banishishing you to never
Never again darken our door
Your emaciated hands...

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Categories: anorexia, freedom, together,
Form: Free verse
tHe siLeNt cRiEs oF aNorExiA .
my stomache burns 
i do not want to eat 
he says i shouldnt
i agree 
he stairs with disgust
i look away with shame 
after every meal...

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Categories: anorexia, depression, devotion, forgiveness, girlfriend-boyfriend, husband, life,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Anorexia
Each weight increase signals defeat
never failing to leave you blue.
For when you strive to stay petite
every pound's repulsive to you.

You stare in the mirror of...

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Categories: anorexia, angst, depression, emotions, feelings, imagery, mental
Form: Quatrain

Anorexia the Impostor
Calculating and cruel
It poses as your friend
Offering comfort 
A sense of achievement.

It isolates 
Jealously guarding the relationship
Until it infiltrates 
Every cell of your being
And claims...

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Categories: anorexia, health, recovery from..., sad,
Form: Personification
The smell sprays spreading
Of delicious food
From a palace above
In a poor hut bellow
Smoke of boiling water
Potatoes for hunger

Servants chivvy    

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Categories: anorexia, cry, judgement,
Form: Free verse
Four Stages of Fire
the smell of burning body helps me sleep at night
i'd rather ignite this spark in my stomach than shove bread down my throat
singe this...

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Categories: anorexia, food, health, moving on, old, self,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Star on the Brink

The anorexia is not conspicuous,
being half-submerged, just
breaking through.
She’s a powdered mirage.
Her skin a hyaline shear
drawn over a necklace
of clavicle bones.
She knows her chest
is returning to...

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Categories: anorexia, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shame On Us
Twelve bottles of water 
Lots of lettuce
Lettuce only
Lettuce Lettuce Lettuce
Lettuce and water
Water and lettuce
Twelve bottles of water
She looked like a war-torn waif 
Shame on us...

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Categories: anorexia, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
The Last Laugh
I’m not an ego maniac
you know the type that gives others a heart attack
I get my vital nutrition 
From a dietitian
Who only asks for my...

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Categories: anorexia, christian, corruption, evil, life, rap, slam,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member America the Worlds Hope for Peace and Prosperity Has Become A Culture of Death
America the Worlds Hope for Peace and Prosperity Has Become A Culture of Death

How did this happen?  America, how did you become a culture...

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Categories: anorexia, america, forgiveness, visionary,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Many Flowers, Few Thorns
Sheltered in the south of the south,
its culture breathed out the dance of love to the world.
Once established,
as the historic natural park for gigantic dinosaurs

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Categories: anorexia, community, education, environment, history, nature,
Form: Ode
character sketch of me
Born in Cincinnati that buckeye state 
January 13th 1959 – 57+ years to date
A tangle of arms & legs testing lungs, which sounded great
He kind...

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Categories: anorexia, age, angst, anniversary, anxiety, birth, emotions,
Form: Bio
Medical Conditions of Cartoon Characters
Medical Conditions of Cartoon Characters

By Elton Camp

Barbie and Ken look just right
Cartoon characters are no delight
There is old Porky Pig, if you please 
Obviously he...

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© Elton Camp  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anorexia, funny,
Form: Rhyme
The Hunger Games
She put a suicide note in my coat
She's in deep pain like the titanic
But I feel I can be her life boat
I can't respond to...

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Categories: anorexia, dark, emo,
Form: Rhyme
She Looked in the Mirror
To: Mandy Jo

She called me her friend. She was one of the few.
She saw in me things that no one else knew.

I was backward and...

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© Kevin Pace  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anorexia, lifewords, beautiful, me, beautiful, friend, me,
Form: Couplet
Old Soul
Maybe I'm an old soul
The things that should appeal to me are not interesting
Some probably think that they should be
I'm in the hip-hop generation, but...

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Categories: anorexia, black african american, faith, hope, inspirational,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member One day
To the person with a stammer:
You will be a public speaker one day.
To the person in a wheelchair:
You will run a marathon one day.
To the...

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Categories: anorexia, dream, happy,
Form: Free verse
Just do you
With my fusion of lyrics and rhythm
There is no confusion that I’m refusing to simply be disillusioned
With intellectual distribution
I do not have hesitation to let...

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Categories: anorexia,
Form: Free verse
T h I n
T      h      I      n

Thin girl
What are they selling you
In those...

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Categories: anorexia, food
Form: Free verse
Toothpick wrists and gay thoughts
I was born 6 lbs. 9 oz. with blond hair and blue eyes. 
I was also born gay
I am anorexic. 
And you would think people...

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Categories: anorexia, anxiety, depression, gender, , 8th grade,
Form: Prose
Hollow Shell
I am a ghost, drifting aimlessly from place to place.

All will power is sucked out of me, like a black hole in my soul.

My two...

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Categories: anorexia, devotion, faith, health, hope, life, on
Form: Free verse
Anorexia, weight loss, fever

Frail frame of weakness shiver

With collapse of castle of immunity

Opportunistic infections eager

TO prey on the victim

Whose eyes in deep socket gleam

Kaposis Sarcoma,...

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Categories: anorexia, caregiving, inspirational, introspection,
Form: Free verse
No one loves me
I cry for help and there is no 
This is what I knew it would be
I shouldn't have believed in 
their lies


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© Ana Jusino  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anorexia, cry, depression, emotions, feelings, how i
Form: Rhyme