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Considering the Lies

I consider the lies
Made up of light
Reflecting in the mirror,
The image of who
I’m perceived to be.
Hair the color of wheat,
Flowing around my head
Threatening to strangle me,
Stop the words.
My slight lips
That struggle to hold up the smile
I’m so well known for.
Big cheeks
Held in place
By that forced grin.
My plain nose.
A freckle here and there.
I see it all
Through my mismatched eyes.
One a light clear blue,
For the easy happiness
Most immediately see;
The other is darker, deeper,
A dirty oil spill in the ocean
Of my all-seeing eye.
The difference only noticeable
When I’m not wearing
My coat of shadows
Or my camisole of light.
Only when the light and dark mix
Can I be who I truly am,
Can the real me be seen.
Bright or gloomy,
Morose or happy
With nothing to hide.
I have been lied to.
Called beautiful and strong.
Called perfect and amazing
When I’m only average.
Those words are meaningless now,
Shattered like the mirror
That mere seconds ago
Held all the answers.
I consider the shards full of lies.




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JATBZ said...
Apr. 30, 2011 at 10:34 pm:
It was very deep at the end, but the beginning throw me a little. I was lost to only find myself in the middle where the I guess darker part of the poem starts creeping in. 6.5/10
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 1, 2011 at 9:13 am :
I don't really understand your comment... What made you not like it?
 
JATBZ replied...
May 2, 2011 at 8:30 am :
The imagery at the beginning originally cause a little ? come up, after I reread it a few more times it is a lot better than what I thought, but still I prefer the simplistic writing styles I guess thats what got me. 
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 2, 2011 at 8:54 am :
Oh. I think poetry is supposed to be a little more complex? So don't hate :P
 
JATBZ replied...
May 2, 2011 at 10:09 pm :
lol I wasn't trying to hate :p Just expressing my opinion and this situation it's probably not the best, for I am most likely bias due to my preferences :) Because everything is bias
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 3, 2011 at 8:52 am :
Tony, you're an idiot. I already knew it was you. :P
 
Tony_56 replied...
May 3, 2011 at 10:55 am :
Well, Alex thank you. I'd hope you knew it was me especially when I told you when you got your article published in the magazine. :P
 
Tony_56 replied...
May 3, 2011 at 10:58 am :
See I've read this thing so many times I'm starting to like it...Uhhh Something that should have happened the first few times I read it.
 
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PJD17 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 24, 2011 at 9:41 am:
very deep and personal  excellent work with this
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 1, 2011 at 9:12 am :
Thanks so much :) I'm glad you got it.
 
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