The Mirror

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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.

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