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A Mirror's Fracture

June 10, 2013
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green


A flaw.
That’s all I am; a flaw in this elegant mirror. A beginning web of jagged dreams, a distortion of wonderful reflection and desire. I am not lovely; not lovely enough to show the unique light that leaps within my looking glass.
Yet she still tends to me, grasping my mirror’s carved, golden handle in her tiny, warm little hand. Her curls jumble as if she hasn’t tamed it in weeks, her clothes are mixmatched and bruises spread across her arms. Yet she ignores her appearance, tightening her grip on my handle and whispering to both of us, “I’m not perfect.” Walking away with a skip in her step, she seems much happier after she glanced at me.
Me. A flaw.
But I’m not perfect, and like the craters of the moon, we revel in our imperfections and define life within the canvas of a fractured mirror.


The author's comments:
I wrote this to portray that everyone is beautiful in their own way, no matter how they look; there is love and beauty inside of everyone and everything. Hope you like this piece! :)

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Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Aug. 5 2013 at 6:47 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Thank you :)

on Jul. 8 2013 at 7:31 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

This is so perfect i have no words. Amazing. Keep rockin Hannah :)

on Jun. 26 2013 at 5:13 pm
dbk1098 PLATINUM, Rockville, Maryland
20 articles 0 photos 41 comments
This is fantastic!!!! I love how real it is! Like anyone can relate to this  situation! It has a lot of depth as well, which I enjoy!

Valery5 said...
on Jun. 24 2013 at 8:39 pm
Valery5, Riverside, California
0 articles 0 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What's bad for your heart is good for your art."

omg! ! ! it's better thatn GREAT it's it's it's ahhh i don't know the word for it but it is a GREAT piece lol very related 

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Jun. 24 2013 at 8:25 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Im so happy u like it and glad I inspired you in some way. Thats the job of writers, yeah?

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Jun. 24 2013 at 8:24 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Wow! Thank u so much for your wonderful comments :)

on Jun. 23 2013 at 11:30 pm
Sinister-Von GOLD, Shawnee, Oklahoma
11 articles 0 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
never stop doing what you love, The past makes you who you are today. Live for today and not for tomorrow

Tiss i really like this, It tells me that there is more out there that i can learn:) Thank you for letting me read it.

jimmy_a GOLD said...
on Jun. 23 2013 at 9:39 pm
jimmy_a GOLD, Sanford, North Carolina
12 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
Look for me, not with a flashlight but open your heart n free your soul n there my love i shall be

That was beauty man, i think a lot of people feel this way sometimes but we gotta remember that we aint perfect. your flaws are what really make you you! keep writing you have talent

Niquel said...
on Jun. 23 2013 at 5:39 pm
Niquel, Lipan, Texas
0 articles 1 photo 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you don't design your own plan, you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

-Jim Rohn

I saw the link to your poem on the chat site. I love this poem! Very good indeed. Five stars. :) I love these kinds of poems and write poems kind of like this. Most of mine involve r.ape and insecurities. I love this poem. Really great job.