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A Light in the Dark

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    Every day I look in the mirror
    Hoping things get a little bit clearer
    I look at my eyes
    And at my thighs
    And take a deep breath
    But I don't think about death
    I'm telling myself a big, loud bluff
    My eyes aren't green enough
    My skin
    Is paper thin
    My chest is flat
    And I'm told that
    I'm seriously underweight
    On my best friend I still wait
    People like my sister better than me
    Lesbians and women like me are not currently free
    I have giant eye-bags
    My brain still lags
    It's too hard to focus
    Everyone else seems to do it, hocus pocus
    My BMI is 16.8
    What will be my fate?
    I don't have enough freckles
    Those tiny little speckles
    My haircut sucks
    I'm out of luck
    My eyebrows are uneven
    And God I can't believe in
    The bridge of my nose is too wide
    And about it all, I sighed
    But I don't shed any tears
    Even though I have lots of fears
    I know there's people who need me
    And so I clear my eyes and I see

    I may not be perfect
    But this is the body I'm given
    Other than this, I love my life
    And this is the only way to live it

    So I'll put down my insecurities
    And I'll take another deep breath
    I know I'm so fortunate to realize this
    Because some others don't get to

    So now I dedicate my life
    To helping others who live in strife
    I've educated myself
    On mental disorders

    And someday I'll be a psychiatrist.

Comments (6)


268 days ago
This is beautiful. You sound like you will be a great psychiatrist. :)
366 days ago
Thank you all ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
373 days ago
Thank you this a was very nice
374 days ago
this is beautiful maya- it means so much to me. thank you for writing it ❤️
as someone with a BMI of 14 something last i checked this resonated hard with me. thank you a million
376 days ago
aww thats so sweet maya :)
376 days ago
I struggle with ADHD and I have lots of friends who struggle with other mental illnesses, and I want to help everyone.