A Fight with Mirror

August 6, 2011
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Mirror shows me a girl
Whose chest is flat
Though her tummy is a D-cup,
Whose hair is like a bird’s nest,
Whose face is greasy
Like the French fries she likes
And the burger she eats.

“See this? See this?”
Mirror laughs so hard
Like something is funny.
“You’re so ugly!”

I look at the girl
And we look at each other
Straight in the eyes
And smile.

“You’re a liar,”
I tell Mirror.

“I’m not a liar.”
Mirror makes fake crying noises
And ends up laughing at me.
“You’re calling me a liar
Just because you can’t accept the fact
That you’re not beautiful.”

The girl in Mirror
Sends me a smile of encouragement
Which I accept with no hesitation
“Yes. You’re not a liar.”

Mirror is obviously surprised
By what I just realized.
“So you realized you’re ugly?”

“No, I realized…
That you have poor eyesight.”

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SydneyV said...
Dec. 9, 2011 at 2:26 pm
Great job on this poem:) loved it
CautionwetPaint said...
Dec. 8, 2011 at 6:27 pm
Hi, if your wondering why I am commenting on so many of your works, it's because you won my contest but didn't comment so I figured I'd save you the trouble and comment/rate on my own. So yeah congratulations! :) (I totally spelled that wrong . . .) Anyway, love this poem especiallyy the ending! Your are a great writer!
FreedomIsMyVirtue replied...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 6:16 am
Hey, I've forgotten abou my contests. Thanks, anyway :))) I can't even believe I won...
Rayne said...
Dec. 4, 2011 at 1:45 pm
I like how you won in the end:)
mattisonteeter said...
Nov. 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I'm so grateful you wrote a poem on this! It was so refreshing and reading this helped me out today :)


Garnet77 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 7, 2011 at 2:44 am
That ending gave me chills! (Not because it was scary, but because it kind of just made me think). I really, really love this poem. It's so true, that girls always think they're ugly, but what you said through the poem was perfect. :)
ohheyyyelli said...
Aug. 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm
It seems a bit run-on, not because of punctuation or grammar, it's just the wording towards the end. Also, I don't like the line "though her tummy is a d-cup". I do really like "Whose face is greasy, like the the french fries she likes, and the burgers she eats", it's really good. The last line is cute! I like the message. I'd say it's pretty good overall(:
FreedomIsMyVirtue replied...
Aug. 28, 2011 at 8:26 pm
Thank you for the feedback.
Harebelle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 28, 2011 at 12:45 am
This so creative! I love the first stanza where you describe how the girl sees herself, and the conflict with the mirror is just great!
cowgirl4ever said...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 6:55 pm
Wow! That's almost exactly how it goes alot of times with me and the mirror. I like poems like this because they get the message out there are other people going through what we are going through.
alex198 said...
Aug. 25, 2011 at 11:19 am
I thought this poem was really relatable, a lot of girls experience the same emotions and I think you captured them beautifully in a very unique style. Well done!
DarkenRose said...
Aug. 24, 2011 at 3:20 pm
This is a great poem :)
shadowrider said...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 5:55 pm
This is great! I love the voice behind this piece. Definitely relatable. The rhymes were pretty good too. The message was fantastic!
Megan.J.B said...
Aug. 21, 2011 at 8:40 am
The message of this poem was beautiful and definetely relatable. Good poem.
dark_armor1This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 10:49 am
OMGGGGG! i LOVE this poem !!!!!!!!!!! wow brava! really job well done!! :D
.Izzy. said...
Aug. 19, 2011 at 7:23 pm
I really liked this. Five stars!
Love.Hate.Passion. said...
Aug. 15, 2011 at 7:25 pm
This was really relatable and I love how the girl believes in herself at the end!
JerseyGirl716 said...
Aug. 14, 2011 at 12:28 am
I absolutely loved this poem; you captured something every teenage girl feels. Great job!
JoPepper said...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 12:02 pm
I really like the perspective you show in the end!!!!!  Everyone is beautiful in their own way!!!!!! :)
Danni L. replied...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 11:31 am
ahahahah!!!!oh, wht a witty comeback!! take tht u evil mirror!!
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