Hi, I’ve decided to do a blog every day for advent (well at least try to). These blogs are going to be about various things, some about mental health but also some about other topics. I haven’t planned them yet, so they may be (most definitely will be) rough around the edges. Some may contain trigger warnings; I will say this before the start of the post.
TW (body image, BPD, eating disorder)
I wrote this on a train, I am not a poet so I’m sorry if this isn’t any good.
Day 15- Body (a poem)
My body belongs to ME
it is a vessel; in which I am contained.
Yet, this container is damaged,
it’s been beaten and battered.
You see, If I was a dog, I’d have been taken away.
I’m not a dog though, and so I must stay.
Yet, like a dog, my body continues to love me unconditionally.
I have been hurt beyond belief, I have hurt it beyond belief,
not just physically,
some of this damage, you cannot see.
But it’s not all bleak, and my body and me we are not weak.
For I am not broken, I am a fighter.
I have fought and battled many a day,
We have fought and battled many a day.
But I still can’t find the courage to say,
“I love you body…
I’ll be okay”