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Dancing in The Mirror

as i am dancing around my tiny bathroom, in my short shorts

i stop for just a fraction of a moment to look in the mirror
i see my reflection staring right back at me

i look closer...

i see how my eyes are as blue as the deep, lovely oceans of Neptune 

i see how my smile is like a light bulb that illuminates a room with the flip of one little switch

i see my stature, i see how it is almost like a flower just sprouting and learning to grow

i see how in the inside of my inner thighs have stretch marks that are rippled like the sea waves on a sandy beach shore

i smile...
and i start to notice all the beautiful little things about me
and i noticed how they combined to make a exquisite masterpiece
as i sit there i wonder why it took me so long to finally think this way about this perfect creation
but it doesn't matter
because now is the time to turn it around
and find self love

i back away from the mirror

and i start dancing

~4-3-18~

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 6/13/2018 12:45:00 AM
This poem is darling! It has lifted my spirits, and I am so honored to have read it. I had not heard the term"short shorts" in a long, time. I had forgotten we used to use that all the time. Nicely done! A self actualizing affirming poem.
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Date: 4/28/2018 1:27:00 PM
Oh such an inspiring and beautiful poem, that s how everyone should be, everyone is beautiful in their s own way, instead of saying that the other is better we should be proud of what we have, congrats on your poem being number 1 in best new poems
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Pailey Gordon
Date: 4/30/2018 12:39:00 PM
Faraz, thank you for your very very kind comment! I totally agree with you, everyone is so unique and extraordinary and most people don't even know that about themselves!
Date: 4/28/2018 8:01:00 AM
Truly inspirational and a great message sent to the reader my friend. A fav...
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Pailey Gordon
Date: 4/30/2018 12:38:00 PM
Thank you Robert! I just hope this message gets out to the people who need it the most :)
Date: 4/28/2018 5:02:00 AM
Go Pailey!
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Date: 4/27/2018 10:47:00 AM
This is such an inspiring and empowering poem, Pailey. Thank you for sharing your uplifting revelation of finding self-love. I truly enjoyed your poetic dance for joy :) Congratulations for attaining the #1 spot on Best New Poems list - well deserved!! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Pailey Gordon
Date: 4/30/2018 12:34:00 PM
Self love is the key to everything, if you do not have self love you struggle to do most things you aspire to do :) Thank you for your kind words, I hope you enjoyed :)
Date: 4/27/2018 10:11:00 AM
"Wow Pailey, amazing writing".. So uplifting, a pleasure to read!!! Congratulations!! All the best to you..
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Pailey Gordon
Date: 4/30/2018 12:32:00 PM
Thank you for taking the time to read my poem!
Date: 4/18/2018 7:19:00 AM
WOW.....there is a saying...."Dance as if no one is watching". ... KEEP DANCING PAILEY.....and keep writing....well done
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Pailey Gordon
Date: 4/18/2018 9:48:00 AM
Thank you John! Everyone should live by that saying! ~Hugs~
Date: 4/10/2018 11:25:00 PM
You're more than perfect Pailey! Ily Honey! :3
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Date: 4/7/2018 10:59:00 PM
Dam you look good! Lovely poem, Pailey,
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Pailey Gordon
Date: 4/8/2018 3:31:00 PM
You are so sweet! Thank you :) -hugs-