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Man in the Mirror

September 28, 2013
By Fallenangels SILVER, Allen, Texas
Fallenangels SILVER, Allen, Texas
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That man in the mirror isn’t me,
His dark eyes and cold glare is all I see,
Controlling my thoughts controlling my mind,
It seems there is no hope to find,
I once was joyful, I once liked life,
But this man has only brought strife,
For years he has ruled my world,
In my head, his dark banner is unfurled,
His touch is cold, my heart suffers,
My life is hopeless, my soul hungers,
Momentary things cover this pain,
But soon no more scars can be lane,
Without this man I don’t know what I’d do,
Would I survive, or would I subdue,
Is there a world outside this shell?
I feel like I’m living in hell,
The man in the mirror tortures my soul,
The man in the mirror takes all control.

The author's comments:
This poem is about depression and how takes over your mind and the man in the mirror rules.

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This piece is so intense! It makes me want to read more and more. 

on Oct. 28 2013 at 2:16 pm
DevilDancer SILVER, St. Charles, Michigan
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east_of_ada said...
on Oct. 5 2013 at 4:13 pm
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very truthful; it's a suffocating sense that humanity synthetically produces in our own warped minds, that i get from this~ada

Nessa13 GOLD said...
on Oct. 4 2013 at 12:44 pm
Nessa13 GOLD, Charlestown, Indiana
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I really liked this !!! It was full of truth and something that any person going through can understand ! Great job