Mirror

Mirror

Self image is a mirror,
Never getting anywhere.
Moment you feel good,
Reality crashes through.

Eyes stare back,
To see disappointment,
Swimming through lies.
Reflection blurs perfection.

Spend hours preening over alluring disguise.
Nausea is strong.
conservation of energy in action,
Leaving you in angles and shapes.

Can't escape the leering surface.
Left, right, up, and down.
Faces of mirror cry out.
Glass shatters as emotions run away.

Walls you can't walk through,
Fracture away from each other.
Seizing all images.
Heart starts to venture,
while in process of mend.

Therapy is required.
Stretch of days spent to recuperate.
Mental picture smear the mind
Coating images,while thick as blood.

Self image is a mirror,
Never getting through.
Moment you feel acceptable
Actuality collapse along,
Leaving disappointment.

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Emily Wright

You are SUCH an amazing poet!!!!ย  I love it!!!

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Ella

Thanks!! I read some of your poems, and you are super talented

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charlotte

i really do like how you write and i enjoyed reading this !

its strange , sometimes when we look in the mirror we are like oh actually i am ok the next minute our opinion of ourselves shifts and we are like oh actually i don't like what i see or i cannot accept the image before me....

it feels so hard sometimes to continually accept ourselves especially if we have been through trauma's or abuse ....ย  because it really does affect how you feel about yourself and i guess then we need therapy to get to a point where we can feel a lit better about ourselves..

i can relate.

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Ella

This poem is about me and my struggles, and learning to avoid the mirror or just to "like what I see in that surface."

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Ella

thanks!!!

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Ella

thanks so much!

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Alexis Krysyna

"Self image, (IN)or (IS)ย a mirror." I found the first line very interesting because it could go either way.
Congratulations on your achievement and a well-written piece of poetry.
Alx

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Ella

thank you!

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Dmitri Rudder

Although the rhyme scheme is a tad light, I can appreciate the flow of this poem, not as one piece in solid bloc, but as several stanzas, within which individual lines are ensconced. Perhaps I think too far into these things, but...
I do like the unique anti-metering presented in this piece, almost like a mosaic of words, it's quite beautiful.

Well Done, And congratulations.

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