I see myself in a mirror filled with flaws
But I cover myself so they won't see
I wear blush, eyeliner, mascara, and fix my hair
So they won't see my pain behind my face.
Before I upload a selfie; I think again
Is this who I truly am?
A girl with a mask? Who won't let others see who I truly am?
Someone who puts pounds of makeup and adds filters to her selfies.
Without makeup I see all my outer defects
Without filters I see myself miserable
The eyes say it all
They reveal the real me; the person I want to hide.
I have no self-esteem; I'm not proud of who I am
But deep inside I know I can be better
That I don't need any makeup to look prettier
But as I see other girls
I look at them and tell myself why can't I be like them
But I realize that I don't need makeup
To be the real true me.
Without makeup, I now realize that I am beautiful
In every possible way, maybe not outer but inner
I realize that I just want attention
I want to be noticed by others.
When my pictures don't have filters, they just seem plain
They have nothing beautiful
Just my face; the face I don't want.
I try to be as positive as I can
But there will always be mirrors that reflect the real you
Mirrors that speak the truth and my selfies reveal it indeed
But as they say what matters is the inside
And I will stop trying to look prettier than the rest
Because I know that I am beautiful in my own way.
I will be strong and confident
And believe that I don't need makeup
Because what matters is who I am
Someone who will achieve her goals in life.