Mirror, Mirror


United States
33° 29' 22.344" N, 112° 15' 22.626" W

When I was five I wanted to be a princess.
I wore pretty dresses and mommy's heels to make me tall.
Even at that age I strove to impress.
"Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Am I the fairest of them all?"

When I was ten I gained weight.
I sucked in my stomach and made sure it wouldn't fall.
I tried to limit everything I ate.
"Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Am I the fattest of them all?"

When I was thirteen I wanted to be accepted.
I caked on make-up and waited for my friends to call.
The skimpier I dressed, the more I wanted to be detected.
"Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Am I the coolest of them all?"

When I was sixteen I wanted to die.
I sliced my wrists and hid my pain if I recall.
The darkness closed in on me as I sat and cried.
"Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Do you find me pretty at all?"

Now I'm eighteen and happiness is what I gain.
I smile more and I laugh until I bawl.
I confidently approach my old friend yet again.
"Mirror, mirror on the wall,"
"I love myself, I don't need your approval at all."
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