A Fight with Mirror

August 6, 2011
By IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
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Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé


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.”


The author's comments:
Girls have been feeling like they're the ugliest in the whole universe. That's why I decided to write this ballad, my first ever ballad. I'm not pretty - round oily face with a big nose and acne. But not being pretty doesn't mean not being beautiful. I'm ugly but I'm beautiful.

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on Dec. 12 2011 at 6:16 am
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
41 articles 0 photos 650 comments

Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

Hey, I've forgotten abou my contests. Thanks, anyway :))) I can't even believe I won...

SydneyV BRONZE said...
on Dec. 9 2011 at 2:26 pm
SydneyV BRONZE, Henry, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
Love is not what you do but who you are.

Great job on this poem:) loved it

on Dec. 8 2011 at 6:27 pm
SpringAhead GOLD, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't call me crazy, it drives me nuts!"








~Anonymous

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!

Rayne GOLD said...
on Dec. 4 2011 at 1:45 pm
Rayne GOLD, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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I like how you won in the end:)

on Nov. 14 2011 at 6:59 pm
mattisonteeter GOLD, Los Angeles, California
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I'm so grateful you wrote a poem on this! It was so refreshing and reading this helped me out today :)

Thanks


on Sep. 7 2011 at 2:44 am
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

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. :)

on Aug. 29 2011 at 4:04 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
35 articles 0 photos 782 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

You're welcome!!!!! :D

on Aug. 28 2011 at 8:28 pm
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
41 articles 0 photos 650 comments

Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

Thanks to all of you and I hope mirror eat that comeback ;)

on Aug. 28 2011 at 8:26 pm
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
41 articles 0 photos 650 comments

Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

Thank you for the feedback.

on Aug. 28 2011 at 4:23 pm
ohheyyyelli SILVER, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
5 articles 3 photos 178 comments
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(:

Harebelle GOLD said...
on Aug. 28 2011 at 12:45 am
Harebelle GOLD, Vancouver, Other
14 articles 1 photo 121 comments
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...
on 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...
on Aug. 25 2011 at 11:19 am
alex198, |, Other
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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!

on Aug. 24 2011 at 3:20 pm
SweetPolarBearHugs PLATINUM, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"All conflict in literature is, in its simplest form, a struggle between good and evil." - unknown author.
"All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream." - Edgar Allan Poe

This is a great poem :)

on Aug. 23 2011 at 5:55 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

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...
on Aug. 21 2011 at 8:40 am
Megan.J.B, Sault Ste Marie, Other
0 articles 0 photos 185 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Here's the real truth. There are eight million people in this city. And those teeming masses exist for the sole purpose of lifting the few exceptional people onto their shoulders. You, me? We're exceptional."
- Green Goblin. :)

The message of this poem was beautiful and definetely relatable. Good poem.

on Aug. 20 2011 at 11:31 am
Chibi_Danni PLATINUM, Melbourne, Florida
24 articles 3 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
!~Danni always loves her bunnies~!

ahahahah!!!!oh, wht a witty comeback!! take tht u evil mirror!!

on Aug. 20 2011 at 10:49 am
Jessi_suarez1 GOLD, Kissimmee, Florida
16 articles 0 photos 98 comments
OMGGGGG! i LOVE this poem !!!!!!!!!!! wow brava! really job well done!! :D

.Izzy. BRONZE said...
on Aug. 19 2011 at 7:23 pm
.Izzy. BRONZE, Broadview Heights, Ohio
1 article 0 photos 388 comments
I really liked this. Five stars!

on Aug. 15 2011 at 7:25 pm
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
0 articles 0 photos 356 comments

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.~

This was really relatable and I love how the girl believes in herself at the end!


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