The Mirror

The Mirror

A Poem by MichaelGrisby

Who Am I?


Standing in front of the mirror you see yourself

A lifeless, soulless, intangible being

You aren’t really standing in front of the mirror

You haven’t been me

You’re not honest with friends, family, and more importantly yourself.

Instead, you lie about being some sort of paragon

Hoping to gain acceptance

Within your friends, family, and society

That’s bullshit and you know it!

Why are you afraid of showing the world me?

Why is it every time you speak, I must keep quiet?

Are you frightened that people will not accept me?

Anger…I feel it in you

Prove me wrong!

Prove to me that you are who you say you are!

Touch my hand,

If the mirror doesn’t break, you are who you say you are


If it breaks, each piece of glass represents a lie that you are

© 2014 MichaelGrisby

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This was an amazing write. I really enjoyed the read. The picture really fit with it. The emotions were really clear. I can relate to this piece honestly. You did a great job. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 10 Years Ago


10 Years Ago

Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed this! :)
Angie Diane♥♥

10 Years Ago

You're welcome.
I could really feel the emotion in this. I also like the picture you added with this

Posted 10 Years Ago

enjoyed this great work thanks for sharing

Posted 11 Years Ago

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to look clearly at oneself and to accept the person that htey see looking back at them in the mirror..what I would tell them is..If God made you..You are not junk....Valentine

Posted 11 Years Ago

Ahh introspection...our visions will become clear only when we can look into our own heart.
He who looks outside, dreams; He who looks inside, awakens. Knowing ourselves is the beginning of all wisdom

Posted 11 Years Ago

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5 Reviews
Added on May 1, 2012
Last Updated on December 22, 2014
Tags: Mirror, Truth, Lies, Pain, Family, Friends, Pride, Self-Respect, Who are you?, Who am I?

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