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A Mirror Image

December 27, 2010
By PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"


She was beautiful and graceful
And I a mere reflection
Clinging to any mistakes and insecurities I could find
Thinking nothing, but her
How pretty her tan little face was
And how flawless and clear her skin was
How every one of her strides glided along the school halls like an ice skater at work
How the teachers adored her
And the boys gawked as she glided past them
And how her grades stood high and mighty to the rest
And I only a mere reflection
Invisible to society
Hidden among her faults
Waiting until she trips
And feeling good and laughing from her blunders
My identity becomes wiped from society
As i become nothing more than a monster
The evil feind
The devil of imperfection
I begin to feed off of insecure mortals
And hide behind each mistake
I'm the terror they hide from
I sneak into their nightmares amd torment them
For only there can I be seen
I am the pimples hiding the beauty of a girls cheek
And the glasses shielding her crystal blue perfect eyes
I come in many forms
And feed off their imperfections
Imperfections is my addiction
And nothing can stop me
Until I myself can become perfect
Free from her reflection
Free from her mirror image
Which I already know will never happen


The author's comments:
When I was in gymnastics I always strived to be perfect, but there was always another girl who was a little better so this is a poem I wrote to express how i felt.

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on Jun. 1 2011 at 11:01 am
RFrocker23 PLATINUM, Ballwin, Missouri
22 articles 1 photo 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

This was interesting..kind of vicious, but i liked it. I can definately relate. Could you please look at my poems Size Matters and Golden Hearts? I'd really appreciate it.

on Apr. 24 2011 at 1:08 am
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

THANKS!! :)

on Apr. 6 2011 at 8:47 pm
FatesMistake13, Springerville, Arizona
0 articles 0 photos 157 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes." Oscar Wilde

"The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame."

that was really well written and a beautiful way to show your feelings :) good job

on Mar. 16 2011 at 11:49 pm
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

Thanks and sure i'll check out some of your work!!!

on Mar. 15 2011 at 3:56 pm
writingcheetah7 GOLD, Barr., Rhode Island
10 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

this poem is reallyy good!! like other people have said, it was really honest and true and you conveyed the feelings really well!! :) great job!! if you could check out some of my work that would be GREAT!

on Mar. 12 2011 at 2:00 am
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

why thank ya!!

on Mar. 12 2011 at 1:59 am
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

Thanks! :)

on Mar. 12 2011 at 1:59 am
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

your welcome!!!:) AND THANKS for checking out some of my writing!!

on Mar. 12 2011 at 1:58 am
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

Thank you so muchh!! :))

on Feb. 21 2011 at 11:12 am
Sparky14 BRONZE, Hamilton, Montana
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Your life is your own, live it."

That was Amazing!!! Super cool there gymnast person. I like it a lot although it took me a couple readings to understand it I lover it!!! =]

JessieJ SILVER said...
on Feb. 5 2011 at 3:22 pm
JessieJ SILVER, Charlotte, North Carolina
5 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
\" Don\'t ever give up on something too important to lose.\"

THIS WAS SO GOOD.EVERYTHING U WROTE JUST FELT HONEST AND I LOVED IT. THNX FOR CHECKING OUT MY WRITING TOO. KEEP WRITING.

on Feb. 4 2011 at 7:05 pm
dontforget GOLD, Cortland, New York
15 articles 0 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The best things in life are left unseen. That's why we close our eyes when we cry, kiss, and dream."

I really liked the simile of the way the girl glides down the hallway is like an ice skater..and the end, the imagery where you say you appear in their nightmares...really good poem!

on Feb. 2 2011 at 10:58 pm
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

I love to write in a way that the readers could relate to!!! and i'm glad you liked reading this!! :)

Vidra PLATINUM said...
on Feb. 2 2011 at 8:16 pm
Vidra PLATINUM, Midlothian, Virginia
46 articles 17 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I write only because
There is a voice within me
That will not be still.”
-Sylvia Plath

Oh and fave lines:

"My identity becomes wiped from society
As i become nothing more than a monster"


Vidra PLATINUM said...
on Feb. 2 2011 at 8:15 pm
Vidra PLATINUM, Midlothian, Virginia
46 articles 17 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I write only because
There is a voice within me
That will not be still.”
-Sylvia Plath

Oh. My. Gosh. It is exactly like you read my mind. I mean, SPOT. ON. I feel like this almost all the time. AWESOME poem. I can relate to this SO much. :)

on Feb. 2 2011 at 9:20 am
Volleystar15 GOLD, Wauconda, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You asked me what was wrong, i smiled and said NOTHING.
Then i turned around and whispered EVERYTHING."

"When i see you smile and know that is not for me, that is when i miss you the most."

thats really good! it is so descriptive! Very nice job!!

on Jan. 30 2011 at 5:43 pm
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

thank you :):):)

on Jan. 30 2011 at 5:42 pm
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

THANKS! :)

on Jan. 26 2011 at 8:25 am
CanNeverHoldMeBack GOLD, Manhattan, Kansas
10 articles 0 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
friendships are like glass. sometimes it's better to leave them broken then hurt yourself trying to put them back together again.

i liked it! really good way to express your feelings!

Yarek GOLD said...
on Jan. 23 2011 at 6:21 pm
Yarek GOLD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
13 articles 1 photo 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Im allergic to cheating and I hate failure and im in love with achivement above and beneath it"-Lil wayne

Love it too there is some spelling erros but its understandable it happends to me but after all its really amazing


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