A Poem by Daniel Gardner

Thought of this while staring at myself in the mirror.

To see a different light
Would be alright
You change your stance
Then take a second glance

You smile a big smile
To gaze at your teeth for a while
A frown creeps across
Has you compare yourself to the saddest clown

Unable to see scars
That are skin deep
Your appearance you hate
For this you don't eat great

You vomit to stay cool
But you fail to see the true fool
You need to relax
You need not to wax

For you are you
You do things no one else can do
But you complain about not being six foot two
You need to believe in you
God knows I do

No one else should matter
Except the person that is you.

© 2010 Daniel Gardner

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Yes! I firmly believe if you change who you are
You aren't you anymore. Always be yourself and
accept yourself as who you are, and you will
get much farther in life.

We chose the path we walk on. It's up to us
to do right and wrong. Accpeting yourself
starts within the heart and soul.

Only you know who you are.
I like this write alot. Awesome lesson here.

Posted 12 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


My god….
After a long time I read a poem….from writers café…
that has a touch of philosophy, reality….
I have no words to explain….

Posted 12 Years Ago

I agree, what's on the inside is most important. A very well created write.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I thought ti was a good poem. I liked it a lot. Thanks for sharing. :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

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This could apply to so many people! Including myself. I mean, everyone's got hidden things and fears and things that they find wrong with themselves. I love this because it's basic in it's idea but can be very deep too, and is so relatable. Great work :D

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poem with wisdom and common sense. I like the feel and the story in your words. The ending was perfect. A outstanding poem. Thank you.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I love the point this poem gets across. Everyone should be proud of who they are and just make the best of what they have rather than being depressed over what they have not got. Awesome!

Posted 12 Years Ago

I like this work, except for the last stanza if this would've benn my work the last stanza would've been four lines like the others, but other than that I like the message.

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is a dark subject. The idea that external beauty is more important than what's inside. Reminds me of my favorite Dr. Seuss quote, “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

Posted 12 Years Ago

woots! :DD

Posted 12 Years Ago

awww! i loved this! it was full of emotion. i could really feel for this piece. it was very well written. the flow was nice and the rhythm too!

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on April 10, 2010
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Daniel Gardner
Daniel Gardner

Monroe, GA

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