A poem about “ED” (eating disorder)  written by Niki Policelli

I remember playing dress up

Alone in my room

My big shiny microphone

was actually a broom

I wore makeup and dresses

And lit up the stage

I had very bold dreams

At a very young age

After years of daydreaming

Something started to change

I looked in the mirror

And felt so ashamed

I began this new friendship with

A voice I named ED

A friend and a bully

I let live in my head

He spoke about diets

Tape measures and scales

He said “you shouldn’t sing,

If you look like a whale ”

I dieted for years

Trying to wipe myself out

That is exactly

What my shows were about

Self loathing and hiding

For years upon years

Me standing on stage

Was me facing my fears

People critiqued

They thought that I shouldn’t

but I had to because

ED told me I couldn’t

Some understood

Some really did not

But approval from others

Is not what I want

I want to express something

Tested and true

Follow your heart

Do it for you

You have a gift

Give it life do it well

Don’t let YOUR ED

Hide you in his hell

I wrote a few songs

That’s my victory Lap

I no longer worry

Who will be there to clap

For I owed it to show up

For that little girl

That ED tried to bury

And hide from the world

This one song will take you

To purpose through pain

It’s my happy ending

I call it

BLUE RAIN…..

I know who “ED” is for me,

Who is “ED” for you???

Lovingandleavinged.com

-Niki

(Blue Rain to be released in October )

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Author: mylovingandleavinged

Advocate, Singer, Writer, Producer. Nikki Policelli is the writer producer and performer of her own one woman show titled "Loving & Leaving Ed". A musical which tells a story of a young girl who struggled, battled and finally defeated "ED" her eating disorder. Nikki has been performing and speaking in an effort to raise awareness towards mental health and wellness initiatives. About to release her two original songs, Blue Rain and Red Carpet Drive, Nikki is a perfect guest speaker or singer /performer, guaranteed to add music and reflection to any event she is invited to be a part of. For more information please visit lovingandleavinged.com

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