When there's no hope, I talk to the mirror.

I am still waiting
For the light at the end of the tunnel
Or a cloud with a silver lining
Or some kind of build-up
So I can stop tearing other people down

Sometimes when you lose hope
Words are meant to help
But when used wrongly
They pose as anticipated needles
To virgin skin

So maybe I've
Exposed my heart too many times
To too many wrong people
And then it leaves me lying
In the fetal position
Embracing the bathroom floor
It's done nothing wrong
It just gets walked on..

So what if I still
Want to be barbie
Reaching for the stars even though I
Can hardly reach the plates
Sitting up in the cabinets, their high horse
My height makes her wonder if it's also how I rate..

Sit still, in the calmest moment
A breakthrough, and then the scream
Of desire and nature and everything that's beautiful,
To stand and face that mirror-
Look myself in the face and yell
It's almost amazing
Until the realization
That nobody else can honestly say that,
And nobody ever will..

Submitted: August 15, 2007

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Well written and expressed. Mournful and sorrowful emotions and feelings. Hope it is not really about you.

For the person in this poem my best advice would be to start talking to God. By way of prayer, purposeful meditation and giving more time and conscious thought to the needs of others.

Happier trails,

Ed Bradley.

Thu, August 16th, 2007 7:49am


Thank you very much. Yes, sadly enough, this is about me. I've tried with God, I didn't get very far. Thanks for reading and commenting, it means a lot. -Mousey

Thu, August 16th, 2007 1:27pm


The angst really comes across in your words. I can relate to where you are coming from. I hope one day you prove yourself wrong; as I did.

I have a friend who has a sticker on his mirror that says, "You're looking at the problem."

Fri, August 17th, 2007 7:23pm


Yikes, is it really that bad? I've been told the emotion comes out, but I don't mean for it to sound so negative. I hope so, too, thank you for your support. I don't know how that sticker would help, it'd probably just make me cry if I reminded myself daily that I don't find myself to be perfect. But still, thank you very much for reading and commenting; it means a lot to me.

Sat, August 18th, 2007 12:02am


wow, you have so much good feedback here. consider yourself 'much worthy' not to worry when you change the world will change with you. the universe follows by your direction. when you eminate sorrow it gives you sorrow; when you eminate peace it gives you peace.
best wishes to you...katie

Tue, October 2nd, 2007 3:07pm


Thank you for your serene advice, I will pin it on my bulletin board. I do get good feedback, my readers are wonderful. Thanks for your time.

Fri, October 5th, 2007 6:22pm

Rosalie Lavoie

I really really loved this poem. I can't explain it, but I just clicked with it. Sometimes I tell myself what I want others to tell me, and it always ends the same way...me lying on the floor and wondering why I try to fool myself.

It was wonderfully written on top of that! Thanks so much for posting!


Mon, January 7th, 2008 10:23pm


I'm so glad that my writing affected you; it's a powerful feeling. Thank you very much for reading, it brightens my day.

Fri, February 1st, 2008 7:23pm

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