Janice Windle


(pains And Regrets Collection) Anorexia - Poem by Janice Windle

When did her will to resist
shift, become
obsessive resistance?
Implacably
pushed aside,
the outsiders could only watch
as every day
their daughter
wilfully,
visibly,
shrank
away.


Comments about (pains And Regrets Collection) Anorexia by Janice Windle

  • Ruth Walters (12/3/2009 1:58:00 PM)

    An important subject as anorexia is such a serious condition. Good poem.

    Ruthie
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  • Onelia Avelar (10/23/2008 3:35:00 AM)

    Janice, this is very poweful sad poem. I like the row definition you give to the parents - they suddenly become 'outsiders, pushed aside' helpless watching as every day
    their daughter...shrank away. Wonderful poem - I like the form and the way you drown a cry. Great poem! Regards, one
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 9, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 24, 2009


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