Thursday, 20 December 2012

A to Z of mental health: eating disorders

Can't eat
Can't stop
Feel sick
Must not

No sugar
No fat
Only veg
All of that

Hate myself
Don't understand
Eat more
Shove it down

Wish hadn't
Never again
Wake up
It starts again


This poem is written as part of my a to z of mental health.  If you or someone you love is suffering with an eating disorder I highly recommend OA - overeaters anonymous.


Claudia Willison said...

Being mentally healthy (I think!) I can relate to some of your poem, especially the last paragraph.

Stopping by from Alphabe- Thursday - mine for letter 'E' @ ImagesByCW is about 'donner'

Sue said...

Ah yes. I am familiar with this go-round.

Well done.


Jenny said...

It is pretty difficult to re-program our heads that food is NOT comfort.

Peace is comfort.

This is a battle I fight every day!

Thanks for an engaging and thoughtful link to the letter "E".