All Nonfiction Bullying Books Academic Author Interviews Celebrity interviews College Articles College Essays Educator of the Year Heroes Interviews Memoir Personal Experience Sports Travel & CultureAll Opinions Bullying Current Events / Politics Discrimination Drugs / Alcohol / Smoking Entertainment / Celebrities Environment Love / Relationships Movies / Music / TV Pop Culture / Trends School / College Social Issues / Civics Spirituality / Religion Sports / Hobbies
- Summer Guide
- College Guide
- Author Interviews
- Celebrity interviews
- College Articles
- College Essays
- Educator of the Year
- Personal Experience
- Travel & Culture
- Current Events / Politics
- Drugs / Alcohol / Smoking
- Entertainment / Celebrities
- Love / Relationships
- Movies / Music / TV
- Pop Culture / Trends
- School / College
- Social Issues / Civics
- Spirituality / Religion
- Sports / Hobbies
- Community Service
- Letters to the Editor
- Pride & Prejudice
- What Matters
One day, while counting all my ghosts,
Whilst weathering the chill of fear,
I considered what scared me most,
And found myself a mirror.
I saw right through the spotless face,
Saw forlorn ashes within.
I reached forth to longingly trace
The mirrored lines of what could have been.
The marble floor vanished beneath me.
I fell fate once more to my own ends.
One path stretched as far as memory sees.
The other past what faith pretends.
I saw that I could start anew,
That luck had witnessed my regret.
I cringed with doubt (it was all that I knew),
But timidly took the first step.
Years later, while letting my mind stray,
Surrounded by all that I held dear,
I revisited my younger days,
And happened across the mirror.
In the glass was a person unbound,
As serene and wise as a tree.
I had conquered the mirror and finally found,
That it showed what I chose to see.