Poem about Sadness

How People See Themselves In The Mirror

I went through a tough stage in my life, and I started writing bits and pieces down, and eventually my feelings and emotion turned to words on a page. I want to share this with others so that maybe they could relate and I could know that I'm not the only person who feels this way...

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The Face In The Mirror


Published by Family Friend Poems March 2019 with permission of the Author.

What do you see when you look into a mirror?
Do you see a face of grace 
or the belief of grief?
Do you see a blessing of success
or a complete defeat?

When a girl looks into a mirror,       
she sees fat,                                                                                         
so she pays the bills for her diet pills.
She sees hideous,
so she touches up her make-up                                                                                                                         
and compares what she wears.                   
She sees undeserving,                                                       
so she reclaims the blame                                             
and hides her connection to any affection.

When a boy looks into a mirror,                                                                           
he sees unloved,                                 
so he goes through books on how he should look. 
Though it seems fair,                                                             
his heart is never really there.                                                                   
He sees weak,                                             
so he hides, sealing his feelings                                           
and turns into someone stern.                                                                   
He sees disappointment,                                                                           
so he confides in their lies,                                                               
and his fears become his tears.                                                           

When you look into the mirror,                                                                           
you allow the face you see to speak:                     
You're not good enough,
you're not smart enough,
you're not strong enough.
You're not

Shake your head
and tell them no.
Look again, just a little deeper
and you will see

that there is a strength you hold,
your beauty untold,
your love unfading,
your glory awaking,
a passion you hide,
a light living inside.
It's your story,
and it is full of glory.

A mirror is just glass,
and you are so much more.


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