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  I wrote this poem after I had been getting research for a paper on eating disorders. "Just a Little Bit More" was my third attempt and was edited four times before it finally reached this webpage.

Just a Little Bit More

She gazes at the mirror, analyzing her reflection:
Dark circles under her eyes, yellowed skin, and thinning hair,
Not much more than skin and bones.
She half smiles in pride at her emaciated figure.
Encouraged by the compliments people give,
Telling her how good she looks,
She resolves to become even thinner,
And says, “Just a little bit more.”

When will enough be enough?
When will you be satisfied?
When will you accept who you are?
You will never be thin enough to meet
The impossible standard you have set for yourself,
Why won’t you accept who you are?

Closing her eyes,
She performs what has become more than a ritual
But a way of life,
An uncontrollable obsession,
Purging her body in a desperate attempt to look like the models in the magazines,
She rises off the bathroom floor,
Looks at the image in the mirror and whispers
“Just a little bit more.”

When will enough be enough?
When will you be satisfied?
When will you accept who you are?
You will never be thin enough to meet
The impossible standard you have set for yourself,
Why won’t you accept who you are?

It will never be enough
Snowball effect, it just gets bigger and bigger
At first she controlled but now it is controlling her.
Everyday she thinks that today will be the last
That she will finally be thin enough
But everyday she examines the image in the mirror
And reasons,
Just little bit more.

When will enough be enough?
When will you be satisfied?
When will you accept who you are?
You will never be thin enough to meet
The impossible standard you have set for yourself,
Why won’t you accept who you are?

Why won’t you accept who you are?
(Impossible standard)
Why won’t you accept who you are?
(It will never be enough)
Why won’t you accept who you are?
And stop believing that you will reach perfection with
Just little bit more.


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