originally written 7th May 2009
As I stand in front of this full-length mirror
I am exposed.
All of my scars and fears lie before this
Piece of glass.
I am framed in wood and reflected
Against my will.
I try to turn away but I am mesmerized
By my beauty.
As I look closer I begin to see what
Everyone else saw.
Again and again and again, I stare
At this glass.
Feeling the emotion swell, tears
Stain my eyes.
All of my pain and suffering just
Disappears from me.
The past is not what has made me
Who I am.
This mirror has given me the best
Gift of all.
A gift of realization and sanity,
Thank you mirror.
The most beautiful woman is the one
Who loves herself.