A Poem – Week Forty-Six

This poem, written on October 11, 1996, is a humdinger. It basically took all my teenage angst and insecurity and put it into poetry form.


Looking in the mirror

To see what there is to see

Staring but seeing nothing special

Seeing nothing but me

Looking for my special part

But seeing nothing

But my lonely heart

Making up stories

About someone else

Trying to believe that

I’m not the only one who loves myself

I look in the mirror

And I see ugly and fat

I can’t see below the surface

I do believe that

I am smart and pretty

But it won’t shine through

Looking in the mirror

To see what I see

I look for a while

And I see

Nothing that is me.

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