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Who is She that Stares Back at Me

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Who is She that Stares Back at Me

I looked at my reflection the other day
I didn't know the girl who looked back at me
Her eyes were so cold, so distance
Her mind trapped waiting to be set free
Through her eyes I see she is so empty
Looks as if her soul is gone
Looks as if there is ice where her heart use to be
I can tell only tears fill her life and she is unhappy
I looked at my reflection the other day
When I looked at her she turned the other way. . . .

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  1. Date: 3/9/2009 1:47:00 PM
    i love the last line its the most powerfulline in the poem. very nice job. :)

  1. Date: 3/5/2009 12:55:00 AM
    You need to buy new mirrors!!!! :)

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 1:09:00 PM
    AWE! Bravo! Such a great poem. Mirrors, like children and drunks, never lie. You capture a depressing moment with expertise. Good Job, Breana. Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 9:57:00 AM
    Breana, this is so profound! We often stare in the mirror and wonder what it is we are seeing. Very beautiful, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/12/2009 2:43:00 PM
    you almost got me on this one. it's just a phase. john

  1. Date: 2/11/2009 2:56:00 PM
    Woah, that one was deep, and really good ~Jen~

  1. Date: 2/11/2009 3:43:00 AM
    Oh Breana so deeply felt and heart wrenching. Very well done. Laurie

  1. Date: 2/11/2009 3:19:00 AM
    you are so true... lovely one! ~ Arany