I wrote this poem based on a lens that my friend Mindy Jacobsen wrote on Squidoo. You can find her lens here.
Growing up and even today I am far from perfect. My physical appearance that is.My hair has thinned out and my teeth have went bad due to a vitamin deficiency. I have hormonal problems that leaves me with whiskers. However, there is so much more to me than my physical appearance. I reflect on this in this poem. I hope everyone enjoys my poem. Thank You Mindy for the inspiration.
I have a magic mirror that hangs on my bedroom wall. There are other mirrors but this one is the best of them all. It shows two eyes, a mouth, and a nose but not just that, it reflects my soul. Its shows a girl who has hopes and dreams. To reach the stars she will do anything. This shiny mirror it does not stop there. This mirror reflects a girl that truly cares. A girl that is selfless. She would give the shirt off her back .It reflects a girl who has humor that never lacks. This magic mirror does not care that my hair is thin, or that I have whiskers growing from my chin.As I smile into this mirror it does not see my teeth that have gone bad. It sees a smile that will help someone that is sad. Not everyone will see me in my magic mirrors way. Not knowing the real me, they simply walk away. If they only saw the girl that my mirror reflects they would not be so quick to reject. But I do not want someone who judges by what they see, I want them to love the inner me. I am so much more then what I appear. Your stares and smirks have caused me tears many times throughout the years but thanks to my magic mirror I no longer have fears of rejection. When I look in my mirror all I see is perfection. I am me, down to the core. As I learn to love myself I hope others will see the love I have to give that resides inside of me.