Mirrors

March 17, 2011
By MirrorImage1403 SILVER, Harleysville, Pennsylvania
MirrorImage1403 SILVER, Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne


All the pain and hidden scars,
And secrets locked in iron bars,
The thoughts I've kept inside my mind,
The person who I've tried to hide,
The feelings deep inside my heart,
In what I thought were hidden parts,
The glass reflects, and reveals all,
Mirror, mirror, on the wall.

It tells the truth, it cannot lie,
But truth just doesn't satisfy
The crying of my aching heart-
A life that has been torn apart.
The hurt revealed within the glass-
No longer hidden by the mask-
It shows when my tears start to fall,
Mirror, mirror, on the wall.

But, I look again, and then I see
Another part of the same me.
A beauty that was hidden deep
Awakens from its winter sleep.
Displayed across the glass, I see
It's been there all along in me.
The painful image starts to fall,
Mirror, mirror, on the wall.

A brand new image falls in place,
The tears stop flowing down my face.
I scan the glass in disbelief,
While my heart breaks in new relief.
The lies are gone, the truth is clear.
A beautiful me stands without fear
In front of the glass, that reveals all,
Mirror, mirror, on the wall.

I do not fear the mirror's eye,
For I no longer believe the lie
That beauty's just above the skin-
True beauty resides deep within.
The glass reveals who I've become,
The battles fought, the victories won,
I see the beauty in it all,
Mirror, mirror, on the wall.


The author's comments:
My friends were the inspiration for this poem. I have been dealing with a disorder for 7 years now, and with their help, I have finally overcome the mirror image of myself to realize that my inner beauty is what counts. I hope that this helps you to recognize the same- never believe the lie, because you are beautiful!

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on Oct. 7 2011 at 8:58 pm
MirrorImage1403 SILVER, Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thank you, thank you, thank you. This comment means more to me then you know. That's why I wrote it- because I understand what so many other people go through, and I want them to know that there's someone who cares.

on Oct. 7 2011 at 8:28 pm
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

Beautiful , Emotional , and Inspiring.

Whoever you are , wherever you are , realize that people like you make me proud.

Your poem conveyed mature emotion and your rhyme scheme flowed magnificently throughout. Keep it up!


Dark_Mind GOLD said...
on May. 16 2011 at 6:58 pm
Dark_Mind GOLD, Little Rock, Arkansas
11 articles 0 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sounds like a Personal Problem."

I really love this Poem.! It just flows all together and the rhyme scheme is fantastic...Can't wait to read more of your work...Good Job MirrowImage.! :)

on May. 11 2011 at 7:53 am
This is AMAZING!

lilstewie622 said...
on May. 10 2011 at 9:07 pm
absolutely incredible!!!! i love it!!! my Best Friend has serious talent!! :)


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