Reverse Myself

Reverse Myself

A Poem by Solar Redemption

" That's just me "

You’ll hear her say

" I am lesser than beautiful "
I refuse to believe that
I am of worth
What exactly am I?

A courageous soul who is unapologetically herself

Well, the truth is
I look in the mirror to only see
My reflections disappoint
No longer can I say that
My beauty radiates from within

now read from bottom to top

© 2018 Solar Redemption


Author's Note

Solar Redemption
I've struggled severely in the past with my confidence, and I often didn't try to 'believe in myself'. Then when I entered middle school, I started to not care about what people said about myself or my body. It didn't matter for me that I was being called a who're, or a bitch, because I know what I was doing, and what was being said about me wasn't true. They didn't know know me, or what I had been through, so I was gonna show it. I slowly gained confidence in myself, and changed my fashion looks to reflect my personality and how I don't care what people thought about me. Even more slowly, I was gaining confidence in my body.
I went from being a damaged young girl that was severely insecure, to a young adult who is an ambassador for brands, and models their clothing.

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We can as human being go from one extreme to the total opposite via sheer determination, willpower and courage to face our own personal demons and self-doubts. Like you have done yourself. And your poem is an articulate, clever, nice done, poem. Expressing the lessons and confidence you have learnt and grow within you.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Love it and the concept. Being approving of yourself is so important. ❤

Posted 11 Months Ago


Yes!! Love it. Be you, despite whoever, whatever.

Self love always comes first ❤


Posted 1 Year Ago


All I can say is YES. This poem is beautiful, with a little gift at the end. Your words highlight past and a present. The fact that the present is constructed by the past, and that one must live through the past, in order to reach the present. This journey emphasis the struggles of self-love yet emphasizes a need for hope.

This poem marks precisely what I am going through right now. The only difference though is, that I'm a high school student who constantly tells others she is confident in herself, yet doubts every aspect of her body. I want to reach that marvelous sense of "I don't care what others think". Thanks for this!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wow. i love it. the lateral inversion. the mirror
i suppose it comes down to what u believe amid the refuse of opinions the society reflects or that 'schizo-affection' portrays.

i also have a mirror...

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I'm sure some writes from experience or a hidden feeling or a past encounter they regretted... Happy for you that you finally found your confidence. Keep pushing forward, even the shiny gems take time to be polished...

away from that. that piece of work of yours amused me endlessly. I really really enjoyed it.
keep sending me requests

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow amazing how you did it from both ends- clever indeed- and yes let them say what they want we know the truth and is they have issues that they reflect on you- your beautiful no matter what they say...wonderful indeed🌹

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is clever, little cat. I love the way you can read it top to bottom or bottom to top. And I am very glad to hear that you are doing so well with your self-confidence. I am sure that when you have blossomed fully you will be someone truly spectacular. Keep up the good work!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An old saying helped me thru a similar crisis of confidence: "we teach people how to treat us." When we have low self-esteem, we seem to put out a signal that attracts bullies. Sometimes we have to pretend to be confident, even when we don't really believe it at first. Your poem is such an important way to show how this can go in a successful direction, becuz low self-esteem has been common among youth for decades. I've always been a fan of inspirational writing that uses ones own journey as a way of showing, instead of telling, which feels preachy to me. That's why I love the way you share this (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Love how you have approached this poem. It's clever and well done you for the changes you have made to your life.

Chris

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very well done, Emo. This piece works in both directions, with the mood and intention changing with the direction. A perfect Ying & Yang,

Good write.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Solar Redemption
Solar Redemption

Reedley, CA



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Alternative goth, shy, loves music. I typically keep to myself, and am not very expressive. But when I write, it's like I'm some place else. I've been gone for a while, and I'm working on getting.. more..

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