Shattered Image


Looking in the mirror,

she hates what she sees.

A scared little girl,

longing to be free.


No strength to get up,

or face the world.

She hides behind walls,

she's built for herself.


Unable to face these feelings,

she's burried deep inside.

She's caught in a battle,

and there's nowhere safe to hide.


Several angry voices,

They're all screaming the same things.

"Everyone hates you,"

"You're not worth anything!"


Striving for perfection,

She begins to waste away.

No longer in control,

these voices are here to stay.


Scared to fight back,

she's paralyzed by fear.

What will life be like,

If I don't have ED here?

  • Author: BlueiBlondie (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 31st, 2016 08:58
  • Comment from author about the poem: This is about an eating disorder. The reason I developed one was because of past trauma and tapes about myself that I just wanted to forget. Starving myself would quiet my head and make me feel better about myself. I'm new to recovery for an ED and at times it's hard to continue doing the things I know that I need to because it feels so much easier to just starve the feelings away. It's scary to think about not having it to fall back on when I need it.
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  • Christina8

    Beautiful write. Very strong message and I hope you are better now or are on that pathway.

  • scorchedwings

    It's a raw, honest piece and I hope to read more of yours. Writing is a great channel to address our thoughts at the time. X

  • Tony36

    Awesome Awesome write

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