Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, mirror, on the wall
Who's the fairest of them all?
She who's tall and she who's thin,
She who gets a workout in
She whose thighs are far apart,
She who has an ice cold heart.
She who's slim and ever brighter,
She who weighs in ten pounds lighter.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Why can't I just be that tall?
Why can't running make me fitter?
Why can't I be so much thinner?
Why can't puking make me slim?
Why can't starving suck me in?
Why can't eating make me smile?
Why can't I just run ten miles?
Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
I know I'll always take the fall.
When I'm starving, bingeing, choking,
I will never give up hoping
That someday I'll make it there
Someday they'll whisper and they'll stare
About how I could get so thin?
They'll never know what's done me in.

Comments

RebeccaYSPerez

This poem is absolutely beautiful in every way. I love the beginning (and repetitive phrase) that starts with a phrase we all know from our childhood fairy tales. The struggle we, as women, face is an uphill mountain of battles with our bodies, self confidence and social beliefs as to what is beautiful. Thank you for writing this piece

emclaughlin1109

Absolutely perfect.

Poeticchic

I LOVE IT!!!  I ask myself this a lot and I'm pretty sure majority of the girls in the world do too. Why does our society have to be so biased?

msheard_2006

I can relate to this because I always thought I was not a pretty girl.

 

EmmaDoyon

I love this, because I feel like every girl has always felt inferior to another, and has wished for a change or an answer. This is deffintily something a lot of girls can connect to with I think makes this poem very powerful. LOVE IT.

XofLenia

Oh. My. Gosh. This is brilliance and perfection in its purest form!!!! How did you do that so well? I'm jealous! This is gorgeous... and so... captivating! Well done! I love the message also!

unconditionally_awkward

In love

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