Friday, March 27, 2015
The Shadows of the Internet
Today, as part of my journey
to bring mental illness out of the darkness,
I explored the shadows of the internet
where individuals promote the madness.
Girls and women hating their bodies,
reveling in each pound lost.
While other sufferers give "support".
No one thinking of the cost.
Cutters posting instead of getting help.
Photos of self-harm are on display.
"Don't report me, just unfollow".
Just accepting their disease is here to stay.
You offer support and advice.
They dismiss it, they don't have a problem.
Ignoring the enormous price.
Say they're "pro-recovery",
still they restrict their food.
ride the unstable swing of each mood.
In these dark corners of the internet,
where illness is not only ignored but worshiped,
lives hang in the balance
and friends who should protect are ill-equipped.
If only it were as easy
as fighting shadows with a flashlight.
But nothing will change for them
until they put up arms and fight their fight.