She’d always been a sickly child Right from the very start Something was twisted inside of her People suspected something was wrong with her heart Her mother would fuss a lot Protectively taking care of all her needs With medication and doctors aplenty Administering her story book reads
She’d go out to play with her friends And after a little while start feeling faint Something was twisted inside of her A grim picture of health she would paint In the evening she would be too unwell To sit with the family at the dinner table She would spend her time throwing up Always nauseous , forever unstable
In no condition to attend school like the other kids Her mother was her entire world But something remained twisted inside of her That refused to let her be just another girl Her mother would feed her food and medicines Slowly watch her slurp the hot soup No matter how many drugs were given to her She was asked to be kept cooped
Somehow she dragged on till she reached fifteen People would tell her ma how sorry they felt That something was twisted inside of her How they were sad they couldn’t be of help Her mother would weep, be comforted And then go back to attending to the sick People would rally around her mother Who tried to make her better using every trick
And then one day after being unwell for a while She finally died and was at peace Something no longer was twisted inside of her Her soul at last found the much needed release At her funeral her mother was inconsolable Her father serious and heartbroken He’d managed to dig up her medical records And was left with a horrifying token
The following week her mother was arrested For having kept her daughter perpetually ill For that something that had been twisted inside of her She refused to go quietly until She was shown how she’d fed poison slowly To her unsuspecting, trusting little girl Ruled a homicide she was thrown in jail for life Her nasty mind finally to the world unfurled
A dark place is the mind of a mother who manages To twist something inside of her own child Just so that more attention can be drawn To herself and more sympathy derived Labelled a mental illness it survives In parents who outwardly look loving and upright Munchausen by proxy is a disease that takes The life of an innocent and naive child
Munchausen by proxy is a mental illness in which a person acts as if an individual he or she is caring for has a physical or mental illness when the person is not really sick. Often the victim is made to look sick by the person in order to gain attention and sympathy. As a result, they do real harm to their children in order to fabricate symptoms. Munchausen by proxy is a serious mental condition that should be reported in order to stop the person from being a caregiver to a child who naively accepts the help thinking of it as love and affection.
childauthor_345Damn you left stunned at writing of this rollicking and thrilling writeup on a concerning note
lovenotes_from_carolynAstounding, astonishing, awesomely penned depiction!! Munchausen was highlighted in the Bruce Willis film "The Sixth Sense," back in 1999. It was so jarring that I never forgot that part of the movie. Your depiction here of Munchausen is penned to perfection, eerily eye opening, and thoroughly chilling!
pallavi4@lovenotes_from_carolyn thank you so much ! Your encouragement means the world to me. You’re absolutely right, sixth sense did show this disease in detail. It has remained etched in my mind too since. It was horrific and extremely terrifying .
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stardust_writesOmg, this was really heart-wrenching . Any form of abuse, be it mental, physical or verbal shouldn't be tolerated. I really appreciate you for writing this. More power to your quill!! ✨
stardust_writesThe explanation in the caption was on point and just depicted the scenes as we read those lines. That's the power of a brilliant Writer, they bring you images just through their lines ✨
darkmoon696@stardust_writes hey I really appreciate it fellow writer!! I am very much happy that people can go through the same line of imagination that me myself have put through!! Thanks a lot for your time and the repost too!!
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