Self Portrait

Self Portrait

A Poem by Sarah Marie

I look into the mirror and see
A darkness, an innocence,
Waiting to be set free;
I stare and study what reflects,
Not certain if it is really me. 
Charcoal-colored curls outline my face, 
Wild and careless until they reach my chin-
If only they could curl with grace,
Twisting this way and that into waves
And taking up valuable space.
Ivory skin contrasts my dark hair,
The constant blush clinging to my cheeks,
And the deep copper in my hard stare;
Sculpted brows intensify my gaze
And long lashes-perhaps I am fair?
Two thin lips cannot help but deceive,
Pale with but the softest shade of pink 
Which might make me seem somewhat naive;
There is a chastity in my kiss, 
Yet openness I would not perceive. 
I am to be viewed how one might see
Fit-I have reveled in every thought
From scorn to praise; yet, honestly,
All that is important is my own,
For all I know how to be is me. 

© 2013 Sarah Marie


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This is very good, shows the darkness and light within everyone.
Well done! ^^

Posted 11 Years Ago


This is really quite a lovely poem. What I see, peeking through from behind the words, is the beauty within.

Posted 11 Years Ago


Sarah Marie

11 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind review! I am glad you liked this
Extremely honest and open. You have portrayed yourself to be what each of us had hoped you were...beautiful

Posted 11 Years Ago


Sarah Marie

11 Years Ago

:) Instant smile...thank you as always! I am so glad you enjoyed this!
beautiful.....

Posted 11 Years Ago


Sarah Marie

11 Years Ago

Thank you! :)
You're words are beautiful, gazing into the reflection of you... surface as well as deep beneath your skin. Every line seems to set the colors on the canvas. Thank you for letting us all gaze into your brilliance.

Posted 11 Years Ago


Sarah Marie

11 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind words! I figured that since painters can do self portraits, so should writer.. read more
The 13th Eros

11 Years Ago

Please keep painting. Your words are purest delight. :)
It's an iteresting new approach, I'v enever read anything like it before. I loved how you describe and critique yourself, but the contrast is even better. Another day has passed another beautiful poem writen. Thank you for the fun few minutes and keep writing. :)

Posted 11 Years Ago


Sarah Marie

11 Years Ago

ooo Thank you!! :)
darkness and innocence is very interesting connection. I see here a poem that doesn't only create words from a picture, but also has self-preservation and yet much critique.

Somehow, you beautifully, categorize each part of the face into 2 groups: the dark, and the naive.
e.g. dark hair, lips,brows..

And without forgetting you finish it gracefully, with an elegant touch of: you don't know the bit. I just gave a glimpse.

Posted 11 Years Ago


Sarah Marie

11 Years Ago

Thank you very much for the review and kind words! I am glad you like this!

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Added on February 24, 2013
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Sarah Marie
Sarah Marie

my own world...come visit me!, SC



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Aspiring starving artist: Bachelor's degree in English, minor in professional writing, concentration in writing, unofficial concentration in British literature...2017 more..

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