A Poem by Natalie Beck

When you are your own worst enemy.


Dear mirror on my wall

Please show me my gravest flaw

Is it the echo that stares off your shine?

Is it the motionless fixated straight line?


Or does it run deeper, beyond your plane

To the darkness that nestles inside my vein

Or doubt that is buried within my brain

Which no amount of talking releases the chain?


Your surface beholds my first impression

Each morning you are my obscured obsession

No surprise at what I see, a clear mystery.

That cannot be solved from the likes of me!


There must be others, who sit and gape

And pray to be greeted by a different shape

Instead of menacing eyes, and hopes of escape

Clawing nails down your length I scrape.


So what is my main fault, answer me this!

And send me into the inviting abyss

Send me with the knowledge of my mistake

Remember seven doesn’t affect me if you should break.

© 2013 Natalie Beck

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How on earth has the world cast you into the shadows? (probably because they envy your greatness).....This deserves more praise, for it is awesome! Well freaking done!

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Tags: mirror, self, enemy, hatred, reflection, thought