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My Reflection

September 13, 2009
By Candiicali225 SILVER, Manhasset, New York
Candiicali225 SILVER, Manhasset, New York
7 articles 0 photos 2 comments

This lock never opens
And this key never fits.
This secret’s left unspoken
Some things I can’t admit.

Like how I feel so lonely
When I’m walking in a crowd.
All I’ve ever wanted, only
Was for you to be proud.


And I walk another step
Looking back at my regrets.
Hoping you could make me change my mind.
But this want is overrated
I’m just sick of feeling hated
In a world where everyone’s so unkind.

But I look at my reflection
She has nothing to say.
She’s not proud of where I’m going
Or what I’ve become today.
She faces me with graveness
And looks me in the eye
Tells me I got to change
But I find I can’t reply.

So I take on another challenge
As I walk out the door.
Pray that someone will find me
And know that I can be something more.

And then I stop in my footsteps
I’ve got no where to go.
It’s funny how I can be so clueless
And suddenly I know.

That the one thing I am missing
Something that I must do.
Cannot hide away, I know I must face the truth.
Life won’t get any easier
If you don’t even give a care.
It’s not only for you that life seems unfair.

So I look at my reflection
And I brave myself for her.
She’s the only one I’m scared of
Yet the one that I prefer.
And she faces me with graveness
And she looks me in the eye.
Tells me I got to change
From my life, from my lies.

And I look around and realize
I’m always left alone.
And these scars I’ve tried to swallow
With the pride I’ve never known
So I turn to her, and dry my eyes
And take off the ring and say goodbye
Thank God it’s me she has shown.

And I look at my reflection
She nods, and gives a smile.
I’ve never felt this welcome
In years, it’s been a while.
And she faces me with graveness
And she looks me in the eye.
Thanks to her, I can be happy again
Now I’m willing to try.

The author's comments:
When I looked in the mirror, I saw a beautiful, developing teenager. However, amongst everyone else, I felt ugly, fat, and strange. My friends all said I was pretty, but the compliments wore off within a matter of minutes. I was never quite happy with who I was. This song expresses the feeling of looking in the mirror, perfect just as you are, but finding it hard to accept, and how deep down, the voice within you isn’t happy with how you treat yourself. This song shows that, to feel accepted by others, first you must accept yourself.

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wonderous said...
on Oct. 2 2009 at 3:00 am
yeah!! this song you made can change the world!! that's how good it is!

on Oct. 1 2009 at 10:41 am
Candiicali225 SILVER, Manhasset, New York
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Thank you!! I'm thrilled that I made a positive impact on your life. My goal was to release my feelings in a song as a "creative outlet" and the fact that it's productive makes me beyond happy. There are always people out there who won't like you or what you do. You just need to ignore them. Life is short, so why spend it on people you don't care about? Anyway, thank you!

on Oct. 1 2009 at 10:39 am
Candiicali225 SILVER, Manhasset, New York
7 articles 0 photos 2 comments
Thank you so much!!

on Oct. 1 2009 at 8:14 am
katiebug12 SILVER, Tulare, California
5 articles 2 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
A dream is like a seed. Plant it. Take care of it. Never forget about it. And it will bloom into amazement(:

oh my gosh this is a good song. you made me really happy. everything in this is about me too i feel like im not alone anymore. you made me change my viewpoint on myself. i want to give you a hug and say thank you for this relief that i am beautiful no matter what, but i will still think people will always hate me though. cuz they do ):

wonderious said...
on Sep. 23 2009 at 6:56 pm
i love this!! great work!


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