The fear of it all
The hate of oneself
The reasoning

The lack of it
The abundance of it
The feel of it

To live
To die
To escape

The cycle one goes through
The torture one feels
No one understands

Escaping with food
Then right back where you started
On and on and on!

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I have had a love for poetry and journaling since my high school days. It has been a way for me to get my feelings out. I am currently working on my memoir, and this poem along with a few others of mine can be found in it. My book has helped me to remember things that are not so pleasant but have helped me to heal some old wounds. My poem, "Escape," deals with my struggle with myself and the lifelong battle with obesity. As I wrote this poem, it helped me to see my struggle for what it is: a struggle with myself and all the hurt from long ago.