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Broken Mirror

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A. Dillon

I see my face, but it is not mine,

I love others, but cannot feel loved

I know who I am, but don't know myself

I wish for things to improve, but don't deserve it


I am surrounded by people, but am alone

I try my best, but it isn't good enough for me

I push to the limit, but find I am am not enough

I am tired, but can't sleep.


I am a broken mirror,

One where you can see what should have been reflected

Is being warped and tainted by my mind.

There is no fix for a broken mirror,

Even if you put it back together there will always be the scars,

Scars that remind me of the split in me.


Those I love love me,

Those I hate hate me,

But the fissures in the glass show the deceit seeping through.

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A. Dillon

I just wanted to try something new, writing this gave me a different perspective on the issue. I am fully aware of how much of an "emo teen" moment this is, but I like it. 

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On 2/20/2020 at 7:13 AM, A. Dillon said:

I am fully aware of how much of an "emo teen" moment this is, but I like it. 

I like it, too.  It speaks to the " emo geezer" in me!  The broken mirror analogy works well, I particularly like the part about how fixing it still leaves the scars.

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Interesting I would read this today. I had a dream that I was looking back at myself in a mirror. When you look at a mirror do you see what the mirror shows you or do you see what you want to see? The mirror shows your face and body but not your soul yet your soul is not hidden because that is who you truly are. Beauty fades but our soul is forever! So when you say in your poem scars remain that’s because the scars are a part of you. I once fell and cut up my knee so bad I needed stitches. I still have the scar. Scars are us and we are beautiful even with our scared up lives. Everyone is always looking for beauty in the mirror when the beauty isn’t in the mirror staring back at you. It’s the one looking into the mirror because if the person didn’t look in the mirror there would be nothing to reflect. Beauty is found in the inside mirror of our hearts and souls. 

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Sally Stone

It would be interesting for you to capture a different "emo teen" moment in prose as well, then compare how your emotions change from time to time.  This time, a broken mirror, but perhaps the next time you snapshot your feelings, the reflection will be more positive.


These current words are quite poignant.





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