The girl in the mirror says smile,
But all I want is to cry?
The girl in the mirror says life’s good,
I say how when I am still at home?
The girl in the mirror says everything is alright,
I say no. My life is nothing like I hoped. I am still here with no “real” job, license, or love.
She says everything happens for a reason,
I say why am I still watching, raising this little boy. He is not mine.
She says later I’ll understand,
I say I feel like I am drowning. I am a loser who keeps losing.
She says speak up,
I say I can’t. My mouth goes dry. I don’t know what to say. I don’t know what to ask.
The girl in the mirror says listen to your heart,
I say I’m afraid.
She says I’m strong and beautiful,
I say I’m weak and plain.
She says believe,
I say I am confused.
The girl in the mirror says have faith,
I say I cannot feel.
She says be you,
I say who am I?
She says the future is bright,
I say yes tomorrow is a new day. It will be better.
She says never give up,
I say I will break these chains and fly. I smile and walk away.