When I look into the Mirror

August 5, 2009
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When I look into the mirror
I see someone that I don’t know
Someone distant
Someone different
Someone, that is not me

When I look into the mirror
I can’t see past
The makeup on the eyes
The neatly straightened hair
Clothes that are way too tight
Who is this person?
Surely it is not me

What the mirror doesn’t tell
Is that there is a little girl inside
A girl that is loving and
Caring and
Helpful and
Trustworthy and
Everything else
That a little girl should be

And when I take it all off-
The makeup and clothes-
The features that hide my inner beauty,
The characteristic that make me who I am
Suddenly appear
When I look into the mirror

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ChickenBoy93 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 5, 2010 at 10:49 pm
very nice. i thought it was really sweet. peeling away the surface to see what is truly there underneath. good.
Katie.T. replied...
Feb. 6, 2010 at 8:02 am
thanks very much!
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