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I looked in the mirror today,
and I didn’t recognize my face.
It was so foreign to me.
Lines and curves,
I had never seen before.
Even though,
I had looked in this same mirror
hundreds of times before.
What I saw was,
a young girl,
whose eyes were swollen,
and red with tears.
Her face chubby and fat,
from all the times she ate,
to take away the pain.
I saw the blemishes on her face,
sporadically placed like polka dots,
caused from the stress and pain,
that was sporadically placed in her life.
I saw a frown,
that was permanently glued there.
So unwavering and fixed.
Mascara and make up smeared her face,
"dirtying" this picture,
she so carefully tried to paint.
A quick glance showed me all of this.
I  turn because I couldn’t bear to see more.
If it was like this on the outside,
what would the inside look like.
The thought,
quickly flooded my mind.
I had so many dreams,
all of them slowly drifting past.
This is my life.
1:30 am standing,
standing in front of a mirror,
in the bathroom.
Tear stained face,
with running mascara stinging my eyes.
And writing …
always writing,
because there is no one there to listen to me,
except these pages. 
And if there were someone here to listen,
would  they even understand ?

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  1. Date: 2/15/2015 12:32:00 PM
    A tough courageous write. God Bless.

  1. Date: 2/15/2015 9:54:00 AM
    Rebecca :) Congratulations on having your awesome poem featured on the soups Home Page. Hope you had a wonderful Valentines day. ~SKAT LOVE~

    travis Avatar rebecca travis
    Date: 2/16/2015 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks ... i laugh because i normally check daily ont he site just to see whats new .. i didnt the day this made the hope page.. irony at its best .. thanks again !
  1. Date: 2/15/2015 5:21:00 AM
    So beautifully tragic. Hit me right in the heart

    travis Avatar rebecca travis
    Date: 2/16/2015 2:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks .. feel free to check outmy blog too .lots of new stuff and some crossover stuff :) thank you again..
  1. Date: 2/13/2015 9:44:00 AM
    I read your poem this morning and I nearly cried. I know this is a bit straight forward and I don't know what has caused you to have these feelings but I do want you to know that someone is listening. At times, I myself feel like I don't recognize the face I see in the mirror.Do not feel like it's all over. I know you don't know me but your poem touched my heart. If you ever want to talk about anything my email is Beautiful words keep writing girl!

    travis Avatar rebecca travis
    Date: 2/16/2015 2:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks ! and feel free to contact me as well or follow me from my blog .. some cross overstuff.. but s lot of new stuff too :)