For A Teen Girl
Author's note: As a teenage girl in high school, things that I experienced during my first 2 1/2 years inspired... Show full author's note »
TruthI guess I’ve been scared to accept that odd image of art
That stares back at me in the mirror,
Scared to embrace all that pain that I’ve bottled up inside,
Ready to explode like a shaken champagne bottle.
Feeling that no matter how hard I try to seem perfect,
My flaws and imperfections will be thrown right back in my head,
Fearing that no matter how much I try to fit in,
I will be slapped with the feeling of being ostracized.
….But then I realized that I’m beautiful just the way I am.
All the weird things I say,
The quirky things I do.
Then I look into the mirror,
Eyes focused on each other,
I gain the courage to embrace my character,
And whisper to the reflection in the glass staring back,
Only to say,
“I Love YOU”
Finally I’ve accepted the Truth.