My True Reflection

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

I was inspired to write this piece because I had my own self-doubts when looking into a mirror to the point that I realised i haven't looked into a mirror clearly for more than a few months and I know many have felt the same way , so I hope this piece hits home for you :)

 Haven't looked into a mirror

In a really long time

Thought that it would get better

But I guess it will take some time


It was never easy to face myself

After I have been beating myself 

For way too long

Despite knowing that this is wrong


I would be ashamed of how I look

And one glance is all it took

To distance myself from my own reflection

And over time, I have long forgotten


My face, my reflection, and myself

The same goes to my past self

Who loved and accepted her own imperfections

who embraced the beauty of God's creation


Now I look in the mirror a bit differently

Trying to remember how it used to be

How to love myself once more

Instead of looking away and at the floor


I wish to look at myself in adoration 

Show myself both love & compassion

Maybe look at myself in awe

Accept myself and every flaw


Now that I have lost my focus

I think I'm starting  to notice

I am opening my eyes for the first time

To see what I've been searching for, this whole time

An angel is everything I can see

A beautiful soul, I didn't think I could ever be


Is this how I looked like all along?

Or is this a side of me that I've never known?

I can finally see myself now

I can finally see my truth somehow


All along, I was living through my own illusion

But I finally reached my awaited conclusion

Now and upon closer inspection

I believe I was blind to see my own true reflection 

Submitted: June 29, 2021

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I like it. Maybe all of us experience this doubt, at one time or another. Beautifully articulated.

Tue, June 29th, 2021 6:58pm


Thank you so much for your insights?

Tue, June 29th, 2021 2:19pm

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