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My friend Ana

I've been broken into pieces,
Too sharp to touch,
Too hard to find.
Take a deep breath babe,
I know I've gone too far,
Maybe...
My new tight fit jeans sure look swell,
But I can't feel my hands or feet anymore

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Please use care (this is a sensitive subject for me, do not critique harshly)
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This is a poem about anorexia, I wrote a few years ago,
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If i hadn't read your poet notes i would have had a good laugh at the fact we as women would go to some serious lengths for feeling good, However, i now see its about anorexia, its most disturbing and so thought provoking, i'm guessing that it's your friend called Ana? I feel the pain and I hope that the future will be brighter and she can resolve this awful problem somewhat, i also have a friend in this condition, she does live quite well but i see her sometimes and i just want to cry, i know you will know what i mean.

Thank you...Teddy

Thankyou I've suffered with eating disorders for many years and its a common thing for people to refer to having a friend called Ana.

Thankyou so much for your message xxx

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Hello, I don't believe I've read your poems before. Anorexia is a tragic condition that many people, mostly girls, suffer from. You've expressed so well in just a few verses. Like Teddy, I would not have known it was anorexia without the footnote. Perhaps you could include the word in your poem? Just an idea. All the best to your friend Anna, Gracy

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"My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies; fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly, my friends.” – Freddie Mercury

Thats a great idea the poem was a bit longer, I wrote it a few years ago so I only remember these lines but its definitely something to think about xx

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