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I am a girl with many talents, or so I am told. But I feel all alone in this world. I long for a man who will love me and a clean piece of paper. I have so many emotions bottled up inside myself and the only way I can get them out is to write. It keeps me sane. This poem is about me and my life. I feel like I'm drowning is an ocean and I am the best swimmer in the world. I am a poor girl who just wants to be happy.

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nadiya
i can connect with the poem,goodwork
brittney
i loved the poem keep up the good work
Kessa
I LOVE THIS POEM SO MUCH
jasmine
it makes you think twice you should'nt change yourself to please some one.

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Reflection

I am looking in a mirror,
but all I can see is me,
trying to be
what I want to be
instead of what I really am.

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Sisko
i love this poem. it's short and simple but so true and i feel the exact same way sometimes, in fact i wrote a poem somewhat like this once but longer and not nearly as good. :)
steven
this is a great poem
sherrell
goood
Desiree
I loved this poem its short but very meaningfull and i can honestly say i can relate.
Negine
Wow Olivia! your really good with this poem stuff!I bet you Shakespeare is so jealous.
kayla
so simple, yet so true
Chelsea
Although this poem is very short it is very well written, i love writing poetry as i feel the same as you, i love to read other teen poetry as thats where i get my inspiration from. When people hear the word poems or poetry straight away they think ryhming but i think feeling. I just thought i should share what i thought about your poems and it was very touching and gave me a bit of a wake up call.
Kimyata
olivia your poem was short but filled with an important messege for the world if you don't know I am a poet too i write all the time mabe we can e-mail each other and mabe one day we will meet. (ps) keep writting olivia your words can change lives
May Ann
wow! two thumbs-up! great poem. Short but very inspiring. Continue touching lives Olivia!
kitta
I can really relate to the poem it is short sweet and to the point
Brittany
this poem is short but it is also good because somethimes wen poeple look in the mirror is a person of them and then it isn't because at different places they act different then what they really are
eric
i thought it showed that alot of pple try to be some 1 eals but they arnt and its not allways every one eals it is usulay your sealf
Courtney
hey good poem i dont think the length of the poem means anything but the words make it what its is its a really pretty poem keep up the good work!
Britt
OMG this is such a great poem. It is short and i love it! It has such a strong meaning! Thanks for sharing it.
Tera
I really likd this poem because when I read it sumthing just touched me. Likesometimes when I lok in the mirror I want to be somethng else like Idont like my image.
jonh
this poem is very good and beautiful.
JazaRae
I think this poem is awesome. I love how I and mostly every teenager in America probably even all over the world can relate to this write.
Rachel
Hi my name is Rachel and I am 16 years old and I wanted to say that I love your poem. I write poems and lyrics and very talented at doing it. I cant wait until i become a famous singer. well me and my two friends. But ant way im going to bring out a poem book that I wrote.
Selah
Short and simple, but with a very deep meaning. Very nice. Very inspiring! Keep up the good work! Godspeed!
laura
That poem is fantastic!; short, snappy, honest and frankly. im lovin it! it reminds me of the christina aguilera song reflection; "when will my reflection show who i am inside" good job!
Kate
I really liked this poem it reminds me of how i feel sometimes. Looking into a mirror and wanting to see someone else.
Dana
This poem described my situation perfectly! I know that people don't like what they see in the mirror (and I am one of them) but you described my opinion on myself perfectly. You put it beautifully into words also.
Ashleigh
I like this poem but it does make me sad. About all the girls who try to be something that they're not. I mean every one wants to be popular sometimes and be in with the in croud but people should like you for who you are.
Jasmine
wow thank-you so much for sharing this poem. i feel the same way!
Christine
It doesn't matter what age you are everyone can relate to this one I'm 20 and I can
Tennille
this poem is toughing and it keeps running threw my min ill give it a 10 outta 10 great job!
sHtDeLLe
I just want 2 say dat dis poem realli touched me coz everytime i look in da mirra i try 2 b sum 1 im not. i think dis poem is realli good n realli realates 2 me in every waz possible thanks 4 makin me wake up 2 mi self b4 its 2 late. thankz.
LEKEDA
Yes this me kedaboo and anit no one else name is kedaboo there's only one kedaboo in this world.
tiffany
i love it! it is what i see every morning. someone that is really not even me.
xavier
i think this poem is really good i think we all can relate to some thing like that it was a really deep poem
Mark
Very nice and touching poem. it easily can relate to anyone in this world. it might only be 4 lines but there is so much to reflect upon. AMAZING POEM!
Nuraz
3 words. 'Short and Sweet' gd job girl!. tts sounds lyke me. lol
joyce
i think one of God's special challenges is "self-identity. " A quote I came across once states, "Figure out who you, then do it in purpose. " It's natural to fear to be accepted in the world, however, it is up to you on who you want to become to be. Therefore, choose your decision wisely!
madison
the peom was good considering how short it was
margaret
it was good
Rach
hey it's a really great poem. even though it's short. dat's lyke me.
Angie
I think this is a poem many people will be able to relate to. It is short and sweet, Keep it up!
Gabby
Wow i can't believe u wrote that poem! Its just so beautiful. I wrote a similar one almost exact. I wanna thank you for writting that because I know now others feel the same way too.
Roxy
I liked your poem. I feel that way a lot of the time too. I just wish it would have been longer. Good Job. Please Keep Writing!
Olivia
your poem was very meaningful i really feel like the same i have felt very lost lately and my life is very beautiful. I really love writing too and helps me sort out my emotions while struggling to grow up. I've learned lately to stop analyzing things in my life and just live my life to it's fullest. Life does have a very perposeful meaning, that i havent yeat found. but until i figure it out im just going to make my life the best tale around. haha that rhymes! lol anyways great poem!
Alisa
Very very powerful poem and you are right, we are alway truing to be something we are not.
ALICIA
GRIL I KNOW MANY TIMES I TRY TO BE WHAT IM NOT ONLY TO END UP BACK WHERE I STARTED FROM. BUT THE ONLY THING U CAN DO IS BE WHO YOU ARE AND I KNOW IT'S HARD MAN DO I EVER.
G
Were all scared even the the toughest of us. How to conquer our fears is the KEY How can we do it! Believe there is a reason for you being here on earth.Believe that one day you will invent something that humanity will benefit from including the enemies that you might hate or made you hate.Believe that by doing this you will not only find yourself; But, find the people who made you this successful (Including your enemies, and that my sweeti is what you call POWER which enessence make you an angel in GODS eyes)! So when you look in the mirror. Remember that you are here because GOD wants you to be here! And remember never to loose FAITH, Because when you look in the mirror I also see me.
Riaz
i now got into this whole poem thing and i thought that it had to be long for it to be good but yours is so short and sweet i find that it is excellent and appeals to almost everyone.
Deanna
hey your poem is so true, it actually makes you think about your past even when it was bad! Good luck on more great poems!
martin
i like it
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