Captivating Reflections

December 4, 2010
By Love,AnotherTeenageGirl BRONZE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Love,AnotherTeenageGirl BRONZE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"The easiest thing in the world to be is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position."

I walked up to the mirror and in it I could see,
a girl about my age smiling back at me.
I made my funniest face and my saddest one too,
and even some that I made up completely out of the blue.
I wondered what it was like for her to be trapped inside of there.
Maybe in a world like hers all were free of cares.
Whenever I look in the mirror, at me she would glare.
But I glared back at her, so I guess it was only fair.
She copied each of my gestures and repeated all of my signs.
And when I held another mirror up, I saw her from behind.
She definitely was not perfect, but beautiful all the while.
And on any given day, she’s there to share my smile.
But one day after school when to the mirror I ran,
I noticed something new about the girl who follows my hands.
At first I could not put my finger on it, but something familiar was sticking out.
She shared my father’s eyes and my mother’s snout.
I did not see before, what I do see now.
What I did not know, I have learned somehow.
I peered up into the mirror, and she gazed back sensitively.
There was only was explanation: The girl in the mirror was me!
I smiled with a smile so wide, that the mirror should have cracked.
And it must have been contagious, judging by the way she smiled back.

The author's comments:
Maybe this is strange, but the last 2 lines were the inspiration for the poem. They popped into my head, so i wrote them down. Within an hour i had a beginning and middle to add to it.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Dec. 26 2010 at 9:41 pm
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"

That's really awesome! C: I think it makes sense to have the end come to you and then the rest. Sometimes for me I think of a line in the middle and stack lines around it to make the poem. I can tell you put a lot of work into this.

on Dec. 19 2010 at 10:39 pm
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

holy schnap! this is amazing!!!! oh my goodness, wow! :D lol- i was about to ask u how long it took to write it but then i read the description thing.. Anyway, you did awesome! I really enjoyed reading this


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