Stomach twists, the smell hits my nose
Food will help you live, food will help you grow
They tell me it's deadly; they tell me it's strong
I must resist the impulse, I must stay strong
Pounds adding on by day, I feel myself grow big
Just a little diet, soon I'll be thin as a twig
The weight leaves my body, but still there is the fat
Day by day by day, I'll be rid of that
Strength leaves my body, they tell me to be strong
Friends won't stand by me; they think I'm doing wrong
Family cries around me, they beg me just to eat
I tell them I'm not sick though, it's just for another week.
Weeks turn into days, days turn into months,
Bones peek though my skin, butterflies turn into moths
But still I will stand by my goal, till every ounce is free
Time stands still; it's going too slow, so I exercise excruciatingly.
Shedding clothing, mirror adorned, staring at my husk.
Parents scream, and siblings cry, friends don't stick around
Pain is there at every breath, heeding every sound.
Death waits for me, this I know, but I must stay strong,
Thinness becomes me, and I long to see
the dreaded results of anorexic me.