Today I am doing something new. I am joining “Mama Kat’s Writers Workshop” for the first time. The way it works, every week she will give us lovely bloggers “writing prompts”. We are allowed to pick which one we want to write about, and, we can pick more than one prompt to write about. Then we go back to her page, and link up! If this is something anyone is interested in, hop on over and take a look.
The writing prompt I chose for myself…..
What battle are you fighting? Write a poem overcoming. Every day I wake up, determined, that today will be different.
I will not give in to temptation, I will be strong, I will be persistent.
There is more to life, than what I can currently see,
I do not want to miss a chance to make a lasting memory.
I know I can overcome this, I know it in my heart
I need the strength, I need the guidance, I need the prayers to make a brand new start
Twenty some years ago, is when it all began,
somewhere along the way bulimia became my best friend.
I gave it to God, and asked for the help
the answer I was given, it was all within myself.
Just like Dorothy,I had the red glass slippers all along,
I just had to find it within me to fight the demons and be strong.
I cannot even tell you how long the battle took
but at the end of the day I knew, I know longer had to look
I had to accept who I am, and all my flaws
I am a full figured girl, w/ long hair and big bones
Food no longer had to be my saviour
Dairy Queen McDonalds,Taco Bell had finally lost the wager
Goodbye were the days when I would secretly hide
in the dimly lit parking lot in a corner, outside
Devouring the food as if it were my last
never completely knowing if I would be allowed one last chance
The battle has not yet been won,we called a truce for now
It’s a day to day fight, that I have been winning somehow.
I long for the day when I can finally say,
that I have finally overcome
all the damage I have done.