Look At Yourself In The Mirror

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A Poem I Wrote Back On The 24 June 2009. I Love It Though As It Really Speaks About How I Felt About Certain Things Going On In Life At The Time. Hope You Enjoy :)

I would say Go and look at yourself in the mirror...
Maybe it will help you see things clearer
Every blemish and every flaw
The deeper you look; I bet you'll find more.
I'm not being provocative and my eyes are not green
Coz this mirror ain't warped, you'll soon see what I mean.
You look at your journey and how far you have come
This ain't the start, it ain't even begun.

Every contour you count
Every line filled with doubt
Year by Year and hour by hour
These little things are what gave you your power.
They Remind you of who you are
And Where you're Coming from.

Every shade and every hue
It's your heritage that follows you
Don't conceal the truth Be proud of who you are
Your Origin maybe near or Far
But Every step you made has created a scar.
These Scars aren't hideous or unsightly they are more.
They're living proof that you've been through the worst
And you've faced it all before
Every issue that confronted you
Every problem that seemed to grow worse.
You've made it to the other side and in that, you must have pride.

I would Say Go and look at yourself in the mirror...
Maybe it will help you see things clearer
Maybe you'll just realize
Or maybe it will come as a big surprise
Yes. That's you looking back at you I bet before, you never really knew
How everything about yourself Could come shining through.


Submitted: April 19, 2010

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Joseph Eastwood

This is really good, at first i was put off by the paragraph of headache, and then i read it, and to be quite honest, im glad that i did!! i super duper like this xx Joe

Mon, April 19th, 2010 10:02pm

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ThankYouu :D
Yep, Still Trying To Sort Out The Paragraphing Issue.
xD
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Mon, April 19th, 2010 5:09pm

Tree Star

I think everyone needs to step back and do as you suggest in this poem. Personal introspection seems to get lost with the toils of daily life along with the media trying to tell us how to look and how to live. I really liked what you wrote, my only suggestion is maybe break it up into stanzas? It would make it much easier to read ;) I look forward to reading more of your work! Cheers!

Mon, April 19th, 2010 10:06pm

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So True :)
And Thankyou :D
Yes! I Agree... I had it all in stanza's before publishing it, however, once published it just came out like that, and i haven't got a clue how you keep it all paragraphed. :S
If You Know a solution, some guidance would be greatly appreciated :)
Once Again Thankyou and I shall be checking out some of your own work soon.

Mon, April 19th, 2010 5:07pm

thattchick

AMAZING!!!! That's just such a good poem :) People should take a step back and really take a look. Yeah people say they do but really they are just taking a glance. GREAT WORK!!!

xoxo-K

Sun, July 18th, 2010 6:13pm

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Much love

Sun, July 18th, 2010 11:14am

KalebAlex

I need to print copies and start handing them out to certain friends, I really like this poem.!

Mon, July 19th, 2010 3:30am

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Ahaa :P
Thankyouu :)

Sun, July 18th, 2010 11:57pm

yepitsme

Loved it :)

Tue, July 20th, 2010 7:42pm

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Thanks! :D

Tue, July 20th, 2010 12:43pm

Scrawls and Doodles

when read with the right tone, this one's certain to makes even the meanest and toughest audience swoon! :)

its nothing like the poems which emphasize too much on "looking inside" or about "keeping your feet on the ground" the ground-breaking reality expressed felt like a nice gentle puch in the face :D

i love your writing style; its rare to come across. keep up the good words flowing out... good luck!

Tue, July 20th, 2010 11:10pm

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Thankyou :D x

Tue, July 20th, 2010 9:54pm

Scrawls and Doodles

sorry, typo. i meant the ground-breaking reality felt like a nice gentle punch in the face :)

Tue, July 20th, 2010 11:12pm

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s'alright :P hehe

Tue, July 20th, 2010 9:56pm

turbokitkat

if only people could understand themselfs like in the poem it is like looking in a mirror and judging you're self on what u may look like but it is you're experience that is wat counts not what the experience has left you.and i like you're poem it is very deep and meaningfull!!!

Tue, July 20th, 2010 11:45pm

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:D Thankyou :)

Tue, July 20th, 2010 9:52pm

sweet angel

great poem friend
keep it up and continue writing
I love that mirror idea tho
but wenevr I look in the mirror
I see me staring!
:D sorry stupid joke .

Wed, July 21st, 2010 1:22am

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xD hahaa... :P
No problem. at least you can see the obvious aswell ;)
and thankyouu :)

Tue, July 20th, 2010 9:51pm

Fashionzombie

I liked it; very deep and I can see where you are coming from (: I find I can't 100% relate, I hate who I am and everything about me - But I think this poem helps reinforce others pride in their personality, or physical looks.

Wed, July 21st, 2010 8:53am

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Thankyou :)
its a shame you feel that way about yourself :(
because for someone who can grasp the sense of pride in this poem
you must be a pretty awesome person yourself...
i know this might sound clique... but don't let people and past experiences bring you down.. do and be what you want to be..and as long as your happy then that is what matters most.
take care :D

Wed, July 21st, 2010 2:22am

Timothy D Paschall

i don't often like poems that rhyme, but this one is nice. Too often, writers substitute rhyme for meaning. But in this instance, the rhyme and meaning serve as companions and bed-mates. What I mean to say is, most people write rhyming poems of the most simplistic nature. The rhyme forces the content down a path of narrow focus, and the poems generally suffer. Most of us are not Longfellow or Byron. You have captured the beauty of meaning flawlessly in a very modern and up-tempo way.

Wed, July 21st, 2010 8:58am

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wow! :) thank you
and yes i definitely understand what your saying. I'm usually not a big fan of rhyme within a poem, but i felt it worked well in this :D

Wed, July 21st, 2010 2:25am

All SMILES

:) I like this one too. XD This one is actually really catchy and it just flowed really nicely. Again deep but I love the topic. So many people have trouble accepting who they are or just being themselves. This is extremely inspirational. XD Again, you are an amazing writer. You put so much meaning behind your work, it's incredible. Keep writing!
-Smiles XD

Wed, July 21st, 2010 10:19am

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:D thankyou so much!!

Wed, July 21st, 2010 3:26am

Whispers

This amazing! Its so truthful and people do need to be proud of who and where they came from. Loved it!!! :D
Can you please update me when you have more up?

Wed, July 21st, 2010 6:07pm

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Thank You :D and will do :)
x

Sat, July 24th, 2010 7:02am

lethologica

I like it, I have to admit between the 2 you have I like this one, just something about it. Your very good at writing keep it up!

Fri, July 23rd, 2010 7:02am

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:D thank you, i very much prefer this one too :P hehe

Sat, July 24th, 2010 6:59am

Christian Taylor

Really like this one! Good work!

Sat, July 24th, 2010 4:51pm

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Thanks :)

Sat, July 24th, 2010 10:00am

jeffhzlprk

Thats a very good poem!

Sat, July 24th, 2010 4:56pm

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Thank You! :D

Sat, July 24th, 2010 10:00am

LuckyLiar11

Wow. This was really..intense. Sometimes I feel this exact same way. Like, is this really me? Behind all the foundation, mascara, eye shadow, and lipgloss, is this really who I am? This is could be a song, it's so good(: You truly are a talented writer! Please keep me updated with new poems!

To the next poem!

Sat, July 24th, 2010 7:38pm

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:) thank you! :D ahh...song? funny you should say that, because i actually am a singer/songwriter lol. But thank you so much, it really gives me the boost to carry on writing when I get so much supportive people like yourself encouraging me :) so thanks x

Sat, July 24th, 2010 5:08pm

novemberyana

wow. this is great! you should totally continue with it. i hope you will return me the favor! thanks so much for the great read and for the favor!

xo Liyana

Sun, July 25th, 2010 12:49am

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Thank You :) and of course I will :D x

Sat, July 24th, 2010 5:54pm

Irishteenagegirl

This was so good!!
It was really poiant and I like your style. You're really talented and thisw poem dissussed an issue that a lot of people go through and it was really refreshing to read!! :) xxx

Sun, July 25th, 2010 12:50am

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wow thanks! :)

Sat, July 24th, 2010 5:53pm

HeatherBeastly

This was really good (: i think you really have a skill you should go for professional ! keep up the good work.

Sun, July 25th, 2010 2:41am

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wow.. :D thank you so much. you don't know how much it means to me to hear comments like this :)

Sun, July 25th, 2010 6:01am

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