The Mirror Is She

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is a poem that my friend wrote about depression and loneliness.

Submitted: February 17, 2012

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Submitted: February 17, 2012

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This poem was written by: Christa Heatherly

on 2/12/12

The Mirror Is She

She never looked in the mirror,

It only held bad memories.

Scars from the chains that won't free her,

Bruises from unfound fantasies,

They sprinkle her skin like constellations

On a sky of deathly white.

It's an agonising disentegration

Of a past she can't rewrite.

Every mistake she has made, on her face,

Like a graph, like purple directions

That lead to every and any place,

But the smile in her reflections.

The roadmap of her bruises,

Read clean by a plate of glass

On her bathroom wall, and the truth is

She has never hid it from the mass;

The people who can't see

The map that stains her skin.

Because the people won't set her free,

Nor heal the scars that need to mend.

They are stuck without a compass

To read the bruises and the flaws.

And replaceing the hurt with numbness,

The same as rendering her a lost cause.

Every turn on the map she carries,

Every jag in the scars on her cheek,

Is a secret that her aching heart buries

Before it tears to let the blood leak.

The people don't know,

The people don't see, but the mirror sees every stitch of woe,

The only one who can hear her.

For the mirror is she and she is it,

One and the same, the two of them each,

Though niether will ever commit

To finding a much needed breach.

She cannot face her shaken countenance

Even if it is what she need to heal,

Because every scar does come with consequences

That she will find is all too real.

The mirror is she,

That which she has never looked into.

The mirror is she,

Writting a past she can't undo.


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