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Looking in the Mirror

June 10, 2011
By Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee


Looking in the mirror...

I see my smile is bright,
Held in place by feelings burning strong,
My whole expression is alight:
Thank you, deceptive smile.

My eyes are brilliant and shining
Not filled with tears or down-cast,
That happy glimmer is kept in place:
I owe you one, beguiling eyes.

I am held up lightly, casual and carefree...
Muscles unclenched, tension-free
My body language lies:
I am grateful, loyal physical matter.

The thoughts raging in my head, however
Are stubbornly uncooperative.
Brutally honest, inescapable.
Screw you, inner turmoil.

I let my eyes fill with tears,
Let my smile slip away,
Let my shoulders sag with the unbearable weight.
Thanks, Reality.

I turn from the reflection,
Not yet ready to see how honesty unfolds.
I allow myself to be overwhelmed by true emotions.



Thank you, self.


The author's comments:
This is just something I wrote to show that... sometimes I feel like I can fool everyone around me except the one I'm trying to persuade the most- myself.

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on Aug. 8 2011 at 6:10 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Thanks so muchl, I will! That is a huggge compliment :)

on Aug. 7 2011 at 1:10 pm
Angie.Hudak GOLD, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
10 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hope for the best, expect the worst."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." -Bob Marley

This is deff the most beautiful piece of writing I've ever read! I completely love it, tagged as my favorite, for sure(: keep up the work, and I'll be sure to keep reading!

on Jul. 25 2011 at 8:32 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Thank you thank you :)

on Jul. 25 2011 at 7:32 pm
Hazel-daisy GOLD, --, Other
19 articles 0 photos 324 comments

Favorite Quote:
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else - Erna Bombeck

In three words i can sum up everything I've learned in life: it goes on -Robert Frost

Live, Love, Laugh - ______

Hope, Love, breathe <3 - Me

very relateable, i feel like this...basically everyday, but a good piece! :)

on Jul. 12 2011 at 3:54 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Muchas gracias! :)

on Jul. 12 2011 at 3:09 pm
CieraDesiree GOLD, Hagerstown, Indiana
17 articles 1 photo 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind.
You never know what you have until it's gone.

Very good and easy to relate to, I love it!

on Jul. 11 2011 at 4:16 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Aw thank you both so much! :) Your comments mean an awful lot to me :)

on Jul. 9 2011 at 11:43 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
1 article 1 photo 250 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

I love this! I love the ending the most, and the deceptive smile part. Dude, if i could this would be 87 stars! This should be in the magazine.

on Jul. 9 2011 at 8:41 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 353 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

This is really creative yet very relateable! i feel your emotion! Good Job! :)


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