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Mind over Matter / Mind vs. Body / #NotAChoice

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Mind over Matter / Mind vs. Body / #NotAChoice

by Ola Mazzuca

 

Do I have much choice, when,

My brain is connected to my body?

Do I have much choice, when,

These are the results of trauma?

Do I have much choice, when,

This is how I cope?

Do I have much choice, when,

My work/life balance does not exist?

Do I have much choice, when,

I listened to that person’s opinion?

Do I have much choice, when,

No one understands how I feel?

Do I have much choice, when,

I can’t find another way to live?

 

Why would I choose this, when,

I genuinely enjoy food?

Why would I choose this, when,

It is my right to health and nourishment?

Why would I choose this, when,

I know it is hurting my body,

My love life,

My friends,

My family,

My future?

Why would I choose this, when,

I am slowly killing myself?

 

Eating disorders are not a choice,

For they are results of things past,

a reflection of inner turmoil,

more than what’s on the surface

or in the mirror.

 

Eating disorders are not a choice,

When we are struggling to decipher,

Who we are, and what we need,

To keep our heads up high,

And push through.

 

Eating disorders are not a choice,

Because weight is not the issue.

Numbers hold no value.

We just need support,

Time and space to speak our minds,

And a chance to see the light.  

 

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