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Distorted Mirror

April 19, 2015
By AnnaSharudenko BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
AnnaSharudenko BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
3 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality. -Edgar Allan Poe

The mystery grips her still,
A bleak scene, contrived by her will.
Sorrowful eyes gaze displeased,
A grotesque form is what she sees.

She is a creation of her own vile past
A fragile mind in a hideous cast.
Her past misdeeds have ripped her heart
Drops of bitter despair from her eyes start.

From a dark featureless visage,
The glass reflects a sinister sneer,
A baleful presence extinguishes her inside.
She is fading slowly out of fear. 

A terrifying reflection of the actions
A demon penetrating and capturing her soul.
An unfamiliar expression
Wrapped in the darkness by brutal control.

Her frigid hand steadily touches the mirror,
How did I summon this terror?
She did not foresee or contemplate the pain
Though the warnings were very plain.

A voice yells out, “Get up right now!”
With a stunned expression, bulging eyes beneath her brow,
She sits up in her bed.
The dreadful dream has fled.

Which is the true experience?
The dark vision or the plain day?

The author's comments:

A simple school poetry assignment inspired me to write this piece. I was always a deep thinker and had difficult questions, the answers to which are impossible to find. Recently I've been faced with some difficulties in my family. As a result, these experiences have made my soul, my thoughts, and my mind grow significantly in a short period of time. I have become wiser and more mature. My poem, "Distorted Mirror", shows an example of how the actions you commit may affect your future. I want people to see that sometimes since you can't change your past, your future may be ruined. 

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This article has 9 comments.

SpyGirl4ever said...
on May. 6 2015 at 8:39 am
SpyGirl4ever, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
0 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Handcuffs? There's got to be a compliment in there, somewhere." - Rose Hathaway, Vampire Academy

@Anna_Sharuda, wow! this is amazing!

on May. 6 2015 at 6:15 am
WritingFrenzy SILVER, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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@Anna_Sharuda, This is amazing and I can relate with everything said. You have some AMAZING talent. You can make the people "Feel" what is going on, it is truly captivating. Keep Writing!

on May. 3 2015 at 1:21 pm
Ekso_Ekso BRONZE, Cypress, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 2 comments

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Wow! This is really moving. I can feel the girl's self-revulsion, fear, and despair. Keep on writing 'cause this is awesome!

Maria21 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 26 2015 at 4:44 am
Maria21 BRONZE, Athens, Other
3 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Wisdom begins in wonder.

I have no words to express myself. It was great!! You are really talented. You should definitely continue writing. I can wait to read more of your creations. :)

on Apr. 25 2015 at 7:15 pm
ElisaTheDuck ELITE, Rigaud, Other
323 articles 5 photos 166 comments

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I love this poem! It's haunting and mysterious and dark and compelling all at the same time. A perfect combination, and don't we all have that hidden part about us that only we know it's horrors and battles?

on Apr. 23 2015 at 11:17 am
compassion GOLD, Nowhere, Other
12 articles 17 photos 153 comments

Favorite Quote:
Expect to have hope rekindled,expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways! The dry seasons in life do not last,the spring rains will come again.

Truly beautiful. I really feel every word in the poem. Love the flow. The words. The rhyming. I am glad that there's someone out there who is practical about life rather than abstractly optimistic. You know what i mean, don't you? Past definitely affects the future. Though, hope helps. The authors comment was as influential as the poem itself. Thanks for sharing.

HammadWaseem said...
on Apr. 23 2015 at 11:11 am
HammadWaseem, Lahore, Other
0 articles 5 photos 283 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be proud of who you are.

You can't see me
-John Cena

Ooh, somebody stop me!

WOW! Thats wonderful! @Anna_Sharuda Will you check and comment on mine? :) TeenInk.com/video/dancing/114206/The-Unbeatable-Breakdancer

on Apr. 23 2015 at 10:13 am
Darke_Moone GOLD, Melrose, Massachusetts
13 articles 4 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some people are worth melting for." ~Olaf the snowman ^.^

this is amazing. You are such an incredibly talented writer! Keep going! I wanna read more!

on Apr. 23 2015 at 10:04 am
AllSoPlayfulWhenYouDemonize BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
3 articles 0 photos 228 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Our passion is our strength."
-Billie Joe Armstrong

Wow. You're amazing, Anna! This is beautifully written!