I talk honestly and openly about my experiences with mental illness, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome through the lens of feminism, fat acceptance and process theology. I also do recipe and book reviews. My mission is to spread the message that hope is always real for a better life, despite living in a world that is often very harsh.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Two Recovery Poems

What Do I Want?

Do I want to lose or want to win?
If I should lose the weight,
Will I win my own self-worth?
If I should lose my body
Will I regain my soul?

No!-my soul is a part of my body
And my body is a temple.
I must take care of it
Or I will not live.

And what is living?
Is it a skeleton zombie
Is it curves of strength and wisdom?

Perhaps to lose is to win
Maybe it’s more like surrender.
If I give up what I want,
Then perhaps I will get what I need.

(I wrote this poem the last time I was in the hospital using only magnetic poetry.)

Life's Rhythm

Rhythm in us
Ecstatic voice
Sing red and orange
Our time is full.

When you slather
Sea, dirt, and air
Leave your lounge
Wait for this storm.

Imagine popsicles
Orange and red
Leave lunch
Taste life!

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