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My Fight
by: Anonymous

Every Day is a fight
I don't want to loose
I'm slipping, i'm falling, I'm loosing again!
" Give in, Give up, feed the compulsion"
I'm surviving, I'm healing, I'm finding myself!
"hold me, love me, show me the way"
Every Night there is hope As I lie in my bed,
I feel Rejuvinated with potential
A new day awaits, I have a clean slate
but I always return to the ways I have learned
to reach out in need--and find only food
but my heart is empty and I need your love
Can you love me? Just as I am? I need so much.
All the food in the world won't fill my heart with the love I need.
I am left more empty than before
but I don't feel the emtiness, and I don't feel me
Until a disaster strikes
Now this time I'll heal. I'll heal for my family.
I'll heal for some boy. I will.
But then I am hurt and I always go back
But if you have made it -maybe me too, you beat bulimia-
I want to be you
There is no magic cure
There is a fight
I must never give up
if it takes my whole life
will it take my life?
will I have to tell the world? Expose all my shame, tell of my lies?
I am petrified.
But the fear is far worse when I think of their pain -when they hear I'm this way, I think it would be easier for them to hear I had died.
IF I must fight, at least I know others fight too.
Promise you won't give up on me
Hold my hand, tell me what to do!
Bulimia goodbye, tomorrow hello
we're not a dead match--I'm going to win,
The fight won't end with me giving in!

©2001 Anonymous. Reprinted with Permission.

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