The thing in the mirror.

The thing in the mirror.

A Poem by Mimi

What is that thing in the mirror?

That couldn't possibly be me standing there.

She's fat, she's ugly; she's not right.

Look at the way she twitches in the light.

She's a monster; she must go.

I bend over the toilet and force the bile to flow.

I gag and I heave.

I collapse and I cry.

I just want to die.

I feel so ugly,

All because of the fat beast within me.

I get up and look at it; the thing looks back, staring.

It mocks me as I begin glaring.

I look down at my ribs; they stick out so much.

My skin is so thin to the touch.

I look so pale,

My bones are frail.

Without a sound,

I fall to the ground.

With a soft, weak sigh,

I lay there, waiting to die.

© 2010 Mimi

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Author's Note

My day-to-day life, living with anorexia, and bulimia...

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Beautiful. I love it. Great job :) Nothing inspires me to write more than my eating disorder.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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im so sorry that has to be horrible to deal with

Posted 13 Years Ago

Very good. I like it. :} it shows the true pain of eating disorders.

Posted 13 Years Ago

Gosh I feel like crying! This reminds me a bit of myself! My insecurities! =(

Posted 13 Years Ago

Wow! This was very nice work. I almost cried it's so beautiful tho. Omg! Im crying! This work is the first that actually got to me! Oh wow! Very beautiful indeed!

Posted 13 Years Ago

Wow this is an amazing poem. There are so many people who experience this lifestyle without truly seeing themselves. I believe this is a good piece to make them realize what is happening. Blunt and straightforward, It is a great piece.

Posted 13 Years Ago

Sad Anna... and a great example of the hardships of the female populace in these modern times were all women must be tiny and frail to be considered beautiful.

Posted 13 Years Ago

I enjoyed the thoroughly, very nice job. Real good here, keep it up. Just try to work with different topics/ideas.

Posted 13 Years Ago

Amazing write. Very truthful. It reminds me of a book I read "Perfect." Nice poem, nice work.

Posted 13 Years Ago

This is a very good piece. My initial thoughts were that you captured the viewpoint well, but from the author's notes I see that this is your reality. I hope that writing it has a positive impact upon your struggle.

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on March 4, 2010
Last Updated on March 5, 2010



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