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I never really knew myself until I stared at the mirror and looked past the collection of parts that I called me.

Mirror Mirror

Mirror-mirror on the wall
show me what you see
if you really reflect it all
show every piece of me

behind my eyes, behind my smile
deep into my soul
linger for a little while
show me all you know

not just a figure standing here
reveal all that's inside
show me, even though I fear
here and now, it's time

show
the bruised and battered place in me
the piece that just can't cope
the part that longs to be set free
the side where life's a joke

the innocence hiding behind the sin
the adult inside the child
the heart that won't let anyone in
the piece of me that's mild

the place in me that's always red
the part that's forever blue
the side that follows what is said
the piece that's always confused

the place in me that thinks I’m right
the part that knows I’m wrong
the side that's bloated up with pride
the piece that can't go on

the coward inside the fighter
the genius next to the dumb
the part that's drunk with laughter
the side that shies from fun

so, mirror-mirror on the wall
I’ll step back so I can see
if you really reflect it all
and show every piece of me

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9 Visitor Comments

nimi
omg loved it i've been searching for a poem or qoute for this drama project, which is about insecurity, and urs is totally insightful, and very helpful. thank u thank u tahnk u very much
Jim
I enjoyed this poem and was moved to let you know.
Heather
I vote for thi spoam because it is very well written and expresses a deep and intense meaning.
laura
THIS POEM SPOKE TO ME!
Sue
This poem says many of things I think about everyday about myself. I like this type of poem: it's rhyme scheme and tempo.
Sara
Thought your poem was excellent,and made me think about the way i look at my own self.Very inspiring
Avrel
this is so true. this is a very in depth poem and i have also written a poem that reflects the same. i love the way it is written and it's easy to understand and relate to. this is next to shakespear.
NJ
brilliant..no other word comes to mind...:)..
nad
this poem is everything about what i feel.i like it!

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