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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Fearful (08/23/07)

TITLE: Time To Choose
By Laurie Glass
08/25/07


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Iím looking at my plate and panicking.
So terrified of what may happen if
I let myself give in, succumb, partake.
I will not let a morsel pass my lips.

Who knew that food could be a scary thing?
To eat should be a simple task but no,
Thereís more to this than getting nourishment.
To me, to eat means giving up control.

I fear that giving up the only thing
I feel I can control will only make
Me feel like I have failed at evírything.
And so the thought of eating makes me shake.

I know that I need help and I can ask
My loving friends or even the Divine.
But Iím afraid Heíd take it all away -
The only thing I sometimes feel is mine.

I know itís coming down to fear or faith.
Although I feel afraid of what Iíll lose,
Perhaps He has a better life for me.
I know that it is time for me to choose.


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Jan Ackerson 08/31/07
Very good! Great poetic elements, and I'd really, really love for this to be read by lots of teens going through similar eating issues. Thanks for this contribution.
Verna Cole Mitchell 09/01/07
This is a very well written poem on a tough subject.
Lisa Holloway09/02/07
This is a well-written poem. It's interesting how sometimes the things we fear are also the things we hang on to. This is a really insightful piece.
Ann FitzHenry09/03/07
Thank you for sharing "Time to Choose." Your insight will help others understand the pain of eating disorders.

The most eye-opening line:
"To me, to eat means giving up control."
Dee Yoder 09/04/07
A great description of the fear of eating and food. So many are suffering from this disorder now! Your poem sheds needed light on this subject.
Laurie Walker09/04/07
Your thoughts almost directly mirror my sil's view, especially the thought of losing control over the one thing she feels she CAN control. Beautifully done.
Linda Watson Owen09/07/07
Perfect poem for your topic, Laurie! I really like the way you've captured a feeling of stress in both the words and the rhythmic 'feel' of this. The shortness of the poem adds to the 'economy' of the theme of it too. Those elements are beautifully subtle yet very effective. Great job!