Broken Mirror

September 1, 2016
By laurengenevieve BRONZE, Huntington, New York
laurengenevieve BRONZE, Huntington, New York
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I know that it hurts and you feel like a pawn,

You've cried and collapsed and you just can't go on. 

I tried biting my tongue to help you get through,

But when I lost my words I lost myself too. 

Your judgements are harsh, your expectations are tough,

I may not be perfect, but aren't I enough?

 

You made me look in a broken mirror;

the longer I looked, the more became clearer.

I said I was strong but you knew me too well,

you sent me to heaven but you put me through hell;

showed me the mirror when I thought I'd awoken,

and I, like the mirror, was easily broken. 

 

I'm done with the hate and I'm done with the lies,

the back-handed compliments and long shower-cries. 

Done hiding my body and shutting my mouth,

I locked myself away, and I want to get out. 

I know that you suffer, but I'm in pain too,

I am strong, I am beautiful, I am worthy just as much as you.

 

But you made me look in a broken mirror;

the longer I looked, the more became clearer. 

I said I was strong but you knew me too well,

you sent me to heaven but you put me through hell;

showed me the mirror when I thought I'd awoken,

and I, like the mirror, was easily broken. 

 

What do I do? Should I be there for me, or be there for you?

When I suffer, you don't, but I won't, I won't. 

 

I matter when you say I don't -

I'll rise back up when you think I won't -

Does it make you feel better? If it does, that's sad.

I wanted to help, but not when the price is all the confidence I ever had.

I won't trade me for you

I matter too

I remember

 

You made me look in a broken mirror;

the longer I looked, the more became clearer. 

I said I was strong but you knew me too well,

you sent me to heaven but you put me through hell;

showed me the mirror when I thought I'd awoken -

I'm not a mirror, I won't be broken

I won't be broken. 


The author's comments:

I had a friend who was like a broken mirror, always showing me the the most negative view of myself. She called me fat, short, shy, weird, basically preyed on all my insecurities to make herself feel better about her own. My heart goes out to anyone in a similar situation; you're not as alone as you may feel. 


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on Sep. 11 2016 at 7:38 pm
laurengenevieve BRONZE, Huntington, New York
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@Your_Apathetic_Basketcase thank you so much! I really appreciate the feedback it means a lot

on Sep. 11 2016 at 12:59 pm
Your_Apathetic_Basketcase ELITE, Orlando, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Just remember, if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off."
-Derrolyn Anderson

"Don't trust everything you see, even salt looks like sugar."

"The sea speaks more honestly... To those willing to drown." -J.D. Hard

@laurengenevieve I really love this song, and I can relate to it as well. You should continue to write songs! You said this was your first one, it certainly sounds like you have written some before. Anyways, have a good day :D


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