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Broken Mirror

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. 




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Your_Apathetic_Basketcase said...
today at 12:59 pm
@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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today at 7:38 pm
@Your_Apathetic_Basketcase thank you so much! I really appreciate the feedback it means a lot
 
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