In The Mirror

In The Mirror

A Poem by Katherine S.
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I don't know if this really counts as a poem, but I decided to post it anyway..

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Every time I look in the mirror,
I am disgusted by what I see.
If only I could change,
The millions of things I see wrong with me...

They say they see,
A toned, slim body.
But I see,
Rolls, and a hundred stretch marks...

They say they see,
Silky, straight hair.
But I see,
A huge ratted mess...

They say they see,
Battle scars that I should be proud of, along my body.
But I see,
All the times I broke a promise to everyone I love...

They say they see,
A cheery girl, with beautiful looks, and a stunning personality.
But I see,
An utter disappointment, who should be locked away in a cave...

Every time I look in the mirror,
I am disgusted by what I see.
If only I could change,
The millions of things I see wrong with me...


© 2013 Katherine S.



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Such a deep intriguing write,
people say we are the hardest on ourselves.
I used to feel the same way,
i still do at times.
I just woke up one day and said I have to do this,
give that mirror a smile, but on a brave face
even when i was dying inside.
Your write brought this memory back to me.
Amazing writing skills here, deep powerful imagery.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Katherine S.

4 Years Ago

We usually are the hardest on ourselves.. Thank you very much for the review.



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I can't remember who said it but I read a quote once that went something like "our least favourite thing is ourselves because we see ourself every day in the mirror, we can see the flaws that others can't" but I think that imperfections are beautiful :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Katherine S.

3 Years Ago

Thanks. :)
A poem with a message. I believe we are the hardest on ourselves. We can't see the good in our appearance and life. I like the description. Allowed the reader to feel the pain and the disappointment. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


Katherine S.

3 Years Ago

Thank you for the review. :)
Again I love this. Many can relate to this. Nicely done

Posted 3 Years Ago


Katherine S.

3 Years Ago

Thanks. :)
If the tone of the music and words are correct, the artist dislikes the illusions of an image, how ever the reflection does leave one to think and ask the odd question or too. But the one who stands ro reflect, does knows who they are.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Katherine S.

4 Years Ago

Thanks for the review.
wow this is really deep and sad that you can see yourself that way...still a great poem about how people judge themselves so hard even though everyone compliments them!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Katherine S.

4 Years Ago

Thank you. :)
Wow. I have to say, this is one of the more gripping pieces I've read in a while. This is a great read, and an amazingly touchy subject matter that you depict masterfully. Well done

Posted 4 Years Ago


Katherine S.

4 Years Ago

Thank you. :)
Portraying the ugly side to it. A beautiful poem written by this beautiful lady.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Katherine S.

4 Years Ago

Thanks a lot. :)
Mary Christabel George

4 Years Ago

most welcome.
i think that really speaks to being a woman, you're never good enough until you can see it for yourself, but the problem is all those women's magazines and horny men tell you you're either better than you yourself know or you'll never meet their expectations, making you forget to say "f**k em' all, i'm me and i'm beautiful in my own eyes and that's all that really matters in the end." you go girl! lol.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Invisible

4 Years Ago

you are welcome dear lady.
Katherine S.

4 Years Ago

:)
Invisible

4 Years Ago

indeed madam', indeed lol.
Oh so powerful. How many people out there feel exactly the same way?
This needed to be written.
And I like the repetition of the first and last stanzas.
Very effective.
I am from Pittsburgh.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Katherine S.

4 Years Ago

Thank you. :) That's nice.
I really like your writing style, how the last stanza starts with the same line as the first stanza, a line stating what you see, and then other stanza's all start with 'THEY say THEY see'. It comes across to me that you're showing who's opinion of you matters the most; yours, because your opinion comes first, and no matter what everyone else says, your opinion still sticks. Aswell as that, I'm a sucker for the less cheery side of poetry, so I was bound to like this, haha. Well done though, you've written about a delicate topic very well. :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Katherine S.

4 Years Ago

Thank you very much. :) Haha, I'm fond of the darker side of poetry, too.
DarkRainbowPie

4 Years Ago

Any time ^_^
Katherine S.

4 Years Ago

:)

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Katherine S.
Katherine S.

Pittsburgh, PA



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