Self-Identity

February 27, 2013
By Misfit95 PLATINUM, Dover, Ohio
Misfit95 PLATINUM, Dover, Ohio
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I take a long, hard look into the mirror
And wish the image was a little more clear.
The girl inside returns my stare;
We have the same eyes, lips, and hair,
But I want to see the aspects to which others are blind—
What goes on in her mind?

Is there a storm brewing behind those blue eyes,
Or is there a gentle ocean beneath clear skies?
Is she plagued by nightmares?
Does she wonder if anybody cares?
I sigh and run my fingers through my curly locks—
Every movement she mocks.

Who is this girl?
Is she a common rock or a precious pearl?
Does she harvest greed
Or help those in need?
Does she hide behind her tears,
Or does she conquer her fears?

I reach out to touch the surface that shines;
Her fingertips press against mine.
Does she seek love and affection,
Or does she shy away from attention?
Can she sing like the caged bird?
Does she simply want to be heard?

Can she accept reality,
Or will she embrace insanity?
Can she have a fresh start?
Will she follow her heart?
I take a ragged breath and begin to cry;
Who is she—Who am I?


The author's comments:
I wrote this for a scholarship contest. Everyone goes through a phase in his or her life in which he/she tries to figure out whom he/she is. I'm still trying to figure out who I really am, so I guess this poem reflects that.

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on Dec. 31 2017 at 12:58 am
Misfit95 PLATINUM, Dover, Ohio
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Sorry for the very late reply, but my name is Willow.

Chr1st1na said...
on Dec. 6 2016 at 6:14 pm
I'm doing a project on this poem and I was wondering if someone could please tell me the author's real name?

on Feb. 22 2016 at 6:19 pm
afloridagirl PLATINUM, Port Orange, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Maybe the Journey isn't so much about becoming anything but unbecoming everything that isn't really you

this is so amazing! i loved this poem, honestly i felt like i was the girl in the mirror. you have such amazing talent!

Ajapril said...
on May. 7 2015 at 9:49 pm
This is a really great poem.

on Mar. 7 2015 at 8:12 am
Misfit95 PLATINUM, Dover, Ohio
26 articles 0 photos 97 comments
Thank you (:

on Mar. 7 2015 at 8:12 am
Misfit95 PLATINUM, Dover, Ohio
26 articles 0 photos 97 comments
Thank you :) Glad I could help!

on Feb. 13 2015 at 9:22 am
intermissi0n GOLD, Bangor, Maine
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I really liked this piece! Very self expressive.

on Dec. 8 2014 at 9:41 am
I like your masterpiece. You really helped me with my project!!!!

on Mar. 11 2013 at 10:26 am
Misfit95 PLATINUM, Dover, Ohio
26 articles 0 photos 97 comments
Thank you :)

on Mar. 10 2013 at 8:09 pm
casperwatson PLATINUM, West Hartford, Connecticut
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Your piece is very beautiful and self expressive, keep on writing.  


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