Girl Before A Mirror

April 25, 2012
I looked into the mirror before me.
At myself.
Is this who I've become?
Just another teen-aged girl...
In a teen-aged world.
No soul
No integrity
No originality
No self-respect
No grace
No modesty
No hope
Have I really become one of them?
I look into the mirror.
At my clothes:
Brand name tee and ripped up jeans.
Is it really just a statement?
A show of who I am?
Or is it a surrender-
A forfeit to those around me?
I have become one of them.
And I know it.
My thoughts-
Their thoughts
My dreams-
Their dreams
My love-
Their love
My character-
Their character.
It's all the same.
Is it not?
I cannot deny it.
Can you?
I will never be one of purity.
At least... not forever.
Is it only possible for corruption-
darkness to rule?
It seems like they already have won.
Won the disagreement
Won the blood-shed
Won the battle
Won the war.
It is not arguable.
I stare into my eyes.
The eyes are the window to the soul.
Can you disagree?
Into the darkness they plunge the on lookers.
Into the deep they plunge.
The eyes are NOT the window to the soul.
For if they were mine would be black.
Black as a moonless night.
No man is without truth.
Or love.
A lie is a murder.
A covet is an act of adultery.
A wrong is a WRONG.
No exception.
All sin is the same.
I have committed envy-
Therefore I'm murderous.
A sinner inside and out.
I look at my hair in the reflection.
'The hair is given to women for a covering.'
I look at my slashed, highlighted hair.
My body is the temple of God.
Why misuse it?
The God of all creation.
I am his temple.
I'd better start acting like it.
I look at my image.
What people see me as.
I sob.
The girl in the mirror...
is not always who she seems to be.

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walternash3 said...
Jul. 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm
this is really good, plenty of emotion, plenty of truth, etc. this poem has it all xD
hippiechick99 replied...
Jul. 13, 2012 at 7:43 am
Yeah you're probably just being nice XD Thanks though, hope to see/hear some more of your work soon :3
IMAdreamerThis 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...
Jul. 5, 2012 at 4:10 pm

oh my god!!! this is amazing and totally true and relateable!!!! You've captured what most of us have become, pretended, or maybe given into soooo perfectly!!!!! i dont think ill ever be able to look in the mirror  and see the same thing again....... this should be published, people NEED to hear it...

ps. could you please check out my work??????????? this poem is going in my favorites!!!! 5/5

hippiechick99 replied...
Jul. 7, 2012 at 9:09 pm
Seriously? Your favs? that makes me sooo happy :) I will definately check out some more of your work, I'd be happy to. I love hearing the feedback.
hippiechick99 said...
Jul. 4, 2012 at 3:37 pm
Yes, I'm a Christian XD At this point in my life I was really struggling with my faith and I still am... But I'm doing so so so much better. Glad you enjoyed :)
Firetip This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 8, 2012 at 7:26 pm
Oh. My. Goodness. TRUTHTRUTHTRUTH. Conformity wins person by person and you display this horrendously perfectly. This is amazing. 6/5. Awesome job.
hippiechick99 replied...
Jul. 4, 2012 at 3:36 pm
Thanks so much. I know so many girls go through this every single day. I love who I am now and this poem was written in a hard time for me... very true, glad you could relate :)
BucketFiller said...
May 29, 2012 at 6:10 am
Wow!  I absolutely love it, and as a fellow Christian (I'm assuming you are by the content)  I can totally relate!  Definately true, I can't stop thinking about it!  Great job!
lizerina776 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 9, 2012 at 3:32 pm
I really like this! I can totally relate and the emotion is really good :)
hippiechick99 replied...
May 10, 2012 at 11:05 am
I'm sure a lot of girls (even if they're not christian) can relate to how I was feeling here. Thanks for reading, I really apprectiate the feedback. :)
LaceeJade This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 29, 2012 at 6:06 pm
I really enjoyed this poem. It really shows how you feel and uses good description.
hippiechick99 replied...
Apr. 30, 2012 at 8:08 am
Thank you :))
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