Why Don’t You See What I See?
“Why don’t you see what I see?”
You see this girl has an eating disorder,
Anorexia Nervosa they say.
All she knows is that she hates how she looks,
But it’s not always been this way.
She was healthy before and full of life,
But her insecurities got in the way.
And past life events were traumatic and tough,
Now her body is having to pay.
She finds herself checking food packets all day,
Adding up all the sugars and fat.
This becomes part of her daily routine,
To make sure her tummy stays flat.
Her clothes are all baggy, and she covers herself up,
To keep bad attention away.
But she doesn’t seem to have any answers as to why,
Her eyes and her face are so grey.
They tell her she’s worthless and not worthy of food,
And they fill her with guilt and shame.
They taunt her and strip her of her rights to survive,
And make her feel like she’s the one to blame.
But what she doesn’t know yet, is there is help out there,
From people who are dedicated and kind.
They can help you recover and get back on your feet,
And help with your frame of mind.
The future can be great for those struggling as well,
Have courage, be brave, be strong.
Speak up and ask for the help that you need,
This disease doesn’t have to be life-long.