I saw myself

I saw myself

A Poem by LauraKate

I saw myself today. 

I saw myself through someone else’s eyes,

they saw not me -

but the woman I could be. 


She was more mature, 

wiser.

She was radiant 

and had an air of grace

- a knowing look in her eyes. 

She looked like a woman who loved 

unconditionally 

and unapologetically. 


She was peaceful, 

her long hair fell 

in the right places around her face. 

She wore a silver chain

holding a black crystal around her neck. 

Her breasts were full,

her nightgown was loose

she was beautiful,

natural.  


She had tattoos on her forearm - 

she was free 


She was a mother 

and felt complete. 

She had a purpose 

and was filled with love. 


Today 

through someone else’s eyes 

I saw the real me. 

When your heart is aligned 

you see all the joys of the world 

and life 

becomes exciting again. 


I see her now 

I see myself. 

I see you.

© 2019 LauraKate


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My mind fills with hope and vigor reading this. An image of oneself through another person's eyes opens up new perspective. We may have different outlook on ourselves but sometimes other people may help to put us right back on track. I am also wondering, who is the writer referring to at "I see her now" and "I see you". A lover or a past/future self?

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LauraKate

8 Months Ago

Hi Tom, thank you so much for your thoughtful review I really appreciate it. The writer is referring.. read more



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Very nice poem about having outlook. c:

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LauraKate

7 Months Ago

Thank you Jung Lee :)
Your poem Laura is a great exploration of self, who we are and who we wish to be. I think this is a theme behind a lot of my own writing. Your poem will connect with many.
All the best .
Alab

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LauraKate

7 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your feedback, I am looking forward to reading more of your work :)
Wit.. read more
This has two aspects wound up up in this flowing free verse; firstly someone lacking in self worth (a common condition) and someone who has settled with a partner who appreciates her and gives her worth. An interesting place to be. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good as to be self confident is always best.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LauraKate

7 Months Ago

Thank you for your comments John - much appreciated.
Laura
This is a strong example of SHOW instead of tell . . . your message is about the importance of having a role model that one can relate to, that embodies everything a person wishes to be. I love the aspects of this life you show, as being observed & related to strongly -- this is a vivid way to paint a self-portrait of how this narrator wishes to be. I believe we often turn into the people we look up to. This is very inspiring without the usual preachy "you should do this" and "you should do that" . . . this is how to inspire people toward something you believe in, by showing instead of telling! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LauraKate

7 Months Ago

I'm so grateful for your review, Margie. I feel that sometimes we have to be our own role models, an.. read more
This is great, I just love the way your right. And so much of this website is depressing teens, which I like reading, but I love running into this stuff that makes me smile. Thank you and well done.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LauraKate

7 Months Ago

I'm so happy that you stumbled across my page and liked what you found - I'm very grateful! Thank yo.. read more
So beautiful. When someone helps you see what you cannot, this is love I think.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LauraKate

7 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Edie.
Wow! This is amazing.
You have fully described how a true woman has to think of herself. Not only that but what I would call the "Beauty of a beautiful woman."
And I like your being optimistic about yourself.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LauraKate

7 Months Ago

Thank you, Kay. I'm so glad that you enjoyed reading this. I think you saw through to the true essen.. read more
Kay Salisu Titilola

7 Months Ago

My pleasure... Laura
this was a very beautiful poem. extremely empowering. confidence truly does make everything else in life seem a bit more exciting. continue to preach and practice this unapologetic self love :)


Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LauraKate

7 Months Ago

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, confidence is key! With best wishes, Laura.
This is a really enjoyable poem. I like the idea of seeing oneself through the eyes of another. I think we can be over critical and harsh on ourselves at times so seeing us as another does could be quite enlightening. Others are more likely to be kinder with their opinions. Nicely penned LauraKate.

Chris

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LauraKate

7 Months Ago

Thank you Chris, it certainly felt enlightening and I think some of us can be far too hard on oursel.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

7 Months Ago

Most of us are far too critical of ourselves, see all the faults without the positives :)
My mind fills with hope and vigor reading this. An image of oneself through another person's eyes opens up new perspective. We may have different outlook on ourselves but sometimes other people may help to put us right back on track. I am also wondering, who is the writer referring to at "I see her now" and "I see you". A lover or a past/future self?

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LauraKate

8 Months Ago

Hi Tom, thank you so much for your thoughtful review I really appreciate it. The writer is referring.. read more

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