Girl Before A Mirror

April 25, 2012
By hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
11 articles 0 photos 224 comments

Favorite Quote:
"... How dreary to be somebody-- How public like a frog;
To tell one's name; the livelong June-- To an admiring bog"
-Emily Dickinson


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.
Light.
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.
This
Is
NOT
me.
I sob.
The girl in the mirror...
is not always who she seems to be.


The author's comments:
This piece is inspired by the modern artwork "Girl Before a Mirror" By Pablo Picasso.

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on Jul. 13 2012 at 7:43 am
hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
11 articles 0 photos 224 comments

Favorite Quote:
"... How dreary to be somebody-- How public like a frog;
To tell one's name; the livelong June-- To an admiring bog"
-Emily Dickinson

Yeah you're probably just being nice XD Thanks though, hope to see/hear some more of your work soon :3

on Jul. 12 2012 at 7:11 pm
TheLastShadowChaos BRONZE, Hohenwald, Tennessee
3 articles 0 photos 17 comments
this is really good, plenty of emotion, plenty of truth, etc. this poem has it all xD

on Jul. 7 2012 at 9:09 pm
hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
11 articles 0 photos 224 comments

Favorite Quote:
"... How dreary to be somebody-- How public like a frog;
To tell one's name; the livelong June-- To an admiring bog"
-Emily Dickinson

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.

on Jul. 5 2012 at 4:10 pm
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
20 articles 2 photos 262 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

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


on Jul. 4 2012 at 3:37 pm
hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
11 articles 0 photos 224 comments

Favorite Quote:
"... How dreary to be somebody-- How public like a frog;
To tell one's name; the livelong June-- To an admiring bog"
-Emily Dickinson

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 :)

on Jul. 4 2012 at 3:36 pm
hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
11 articles 0 photos 224 comments

Favorite Quote:
"... How dreary to be somebody-- How public like a frog;
To tell one's name; the livelong June-- To an admiring bog"
-Emily Dickinson

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 :)

on Jun. 8 2012 at 7:26 pm
Mantequilla SILVER, Eagan, Minnesota
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Oh. My. Goodness. TRUTHTRUTHTRUTH. Conformity wins person by person and you display this horrendously perfectly. This is amazing. 6/5. Awesome job.

on May. 29 2012 at 6:10 am
Eowyngreen SILVER, Metamora, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"If you don't want to be forgotten, shortly after you are dead and rotten, either do something worth writing, or write something worth reading."
~Benjamin Franklin

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!

on May. 10 2012 at 11:05 am
hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
11 articles 0 photos 224 comments

Favorite Quote:
"... How dreary to be somebody-- How public like a frog;
To tell one's name; the livelong June-- To an admiring bog"
-Emily Dickinson

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. :)

elizamc83 GOLD said...
on May. 9 2012 at 3:32 pm
elizamc83 GOLD, Concord, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"From now on, I don't care if my tea leaves spell 'Die, Ron, die,' I'm chucking them in the bin where they belong." -Ron Weasley

I really like this! I can totally relate and the emotion is really good :)

on Apr. 30 2012 at 8:08 am
hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
11 articles 0 photos 224 comments

Favorite Quote:
"... How dreary to be somebody-- How public like a frog;
To tell one's name; the livelong June-- To an admiring bog"
-Emily Dickinson

Thank you :))

LaceeJade GOLD said...
on Apr. 29 2012 at 6:06 pm
LaceeJade GOLD, Bucyrus, Ohio
17 articles 4 photos 136 comments

Favorite Quote:
♥ I've made mistakes in my life. i've let people take advantage of me, and i accepted way less than i deserve. But, i've learned from my bad choices, and even though there are some things i can never get back and people who will never be sorry. i'll know better next time and i wont settle for anything less than i deserve. ♥

I really enjoyed this poem. It really shows how you feel and uses good description.


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