Bulimic me

Bulimic me Bulimic me

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This is a poem about my now 30+ year battle with Bulimia, its a very personal illness and one that I think if you have never had makes it hard to understand what its like. This is my life I live every day the shame the internal torment the suffering of self.

Thank you for reading.

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Summary

This is a poem about my now 30+ year battle with Bulimia, its a very personal illness and one that I think if you have never had makes it hard to understand what its like. This is my life I live every day the shame the internal torment the suffering of self.

Thank you for reading.

ID Graeme

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Submitted: September 25, 2011

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I bathe my cheeks in tears of shame

As another wave of nausea overcame

 

I look into my soul and what do I see

A frightened boy looking back at me

 

Years of despair and self loathing haunt

Like the school yard bully about to taunt

 

My life a fast and deadly roller coaster ride

Full of ups and downs, with nowhere to hide

 

My body hurts from years of purging my hate

But I am so used to opening the welcoming gate

 

My body is dying, slowly beyond repair

My gums and teeth and my dark thick hair

 

My heart is heavy with my lying and deceit

But my eating and purging I'm compelled to repeat

 

To hide like a frightened child deep within one self,

Is the hardest book to keep upon the shelf.

 

He stares back at me, from deep within my soult

And does not allow me, to again feel whole.

 

The affirmation he seeks is never spoken

And the internal fight I have, is but a token

 

I have learned, tamed the beast that lives within

But with each breath it grows, and knows my sin

 

The belief that one day the inner turmoil will stop

Before my heart and lungs give up and down I drop

 

I live in hope that through my struggles, others will see

That there are simply no winners, when you are like me!


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