Winter

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Reflection

January 10, 2019

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Goosebumps rise on worthless skin
How am I in the body I'm in.
Pinching fingers measure fat
behind unsuspecting peoples backs.
Cry at mirrors, hide in stalls
Try to run behind the walls.
I cannot escape myself
and the ugly will not fix itself.
Searching for something close to perfection
But I can’t bear to face my reflection.
Rising numbers on a scale
Are constant reminder of how I fail.
Try to exercise and eat 'healthy'
Still the ugly won’t be free.
binge almost purge but I am too afraid
To do anything but scold myself for changes that need to be made.
Slowly I am just my calories
And soon I live just to be skinny
Trying to fix what I see before me
Don’t know how to be.
Losing control of the mirror and also the knife
Trapped in a reflection, losing my life.  
yeah... ok.

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9 Comments
  • Winter

    thank you so much!


    about 1 year ago
  • JadeAndSerpentine

    Your writing is so beautiful and powerful. Great work.


    about 1 year ago
  • Winter

    thanks


    about 1 year ago
  • Mangolover

    This is really well done! I love the emotions & all the true facts that stress out all of us in this piece! Great job & keep writing :P


    about 1 year ago
  • Winter

    Thank you! I am pretty young so 'professional' that is a high complement.


    about 1 year ago
  • LyraLynne

    Wow this is so powerful. Props to you for writing about such a hard topic in such a, dare I say, professional way. This is incredibly relatable and a reader can visualize the character in connection to their own life.


    about 1 year ago
  • Winter

    thank you. that made me smile. Same to you.


    about 1 year ago
  • Lopiekins

    *brave, not bravo, thank you auto correct


    about 1 year ago
  • Lopiekins

    You are an incredible writer, and I love the way you addressed this growing issue. We've all been there. There's no use in hiding it. Be bravo and show the world that you're proud of who you are, flaws and all. Because girl? It doesn't matter how much you weigh, or how ugly you are. It doesn't matter what either of those things have escalated into, or how broken you may be. You are loved beyond measure.


    about 1 year ago