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Reflected Inspection

Here I am again examining my disfigured figure in the mirror.

Fondling my fat wishing I could trim it down with a pair of scissors.

Relentlessly poking, prodding and picking at my face.

Leaving behind nothing but a black, coarse and scabby trace.

Furiously patting down my cheeks begging them to be smaller.

Standing on the edge of my toes willfully imagining that I am taller.

Folding my ears inwards commanding them to decrease in size.

Hysterically trying to find the beauty they said existed in my eyes.

Scrutinizing my nose using my hands to mould it into my desired shape.

Impatiently withdrawing my stomach to wonder how I would look if I lost some weight.

Slapping my overlapping thighs repeatedly, persuading them to become firmer.

Grasping the pair of scissors at my throat with the intent of committing my own murder.

Thinking to myself how can anyone ever find me remotely attractive?

And how can I ever expect myself to be regularly sexually active.

With me looking the way I do.

Gazing into this same mirror wishing I wasn't able to see through.

Desperately wanting to cut, rearrange and trade all of my features.

Beauty is not nor has it ever been in the eye of the beholder.

You should never trust the words of a blind and hypocritical preacher.

Kela Lewis-Morin
Something I wrote today whilst looking in the mirror. It is sort of a confession but I dont want to say it is because then everyone would now how insecure I am lol anyway I hope it works and I hope you like it
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Sparking-Order Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
My mother always told me that people see the worst in themselves and the best in other people. This is a very honest poem, I especially like the last two lines
Slug22 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I like truth... It brings it's own reality and it's own horror we all hate the parts of ourselves that we cannot perceive to be loveable by others and yet those people do love us... so there is hope but we are not the beholder we only see what is apparent to us and never look deep enough to know better. Good work :)
freaky208 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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DSteffi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohohoho, awesome!!! :3
insomaniac55 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Writer
This is very good. It has this bare, introspective feel that's heartfelt.
BlackLuna Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel that way sometimes, mostly regarding not so much to my weight but to my figure. What I do is making little steps to change what I can. :)
Attempts-At-Normalcy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
so true.
SeldomSeen222 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I couldn't stop reading it. Sad though. Everyone thinks like that somethings, I did. Your feelings, and looks change. You are too hard on yourself. Very descriptive. Keep writing. Ease up on yourself, Whatever your features are, accentuate the positive.
The-Anariarch Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Most Alluring.
Silver-Sticker Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice. Nice in the way being that it's so truthful... I have to admit I think most of these same things about myself, so reading this I was pretty much nodding the entire time :\

Insecure *shrug* it happens. Even if you don't see any reason, just keep trying I guess. That's what I'm doing anyway lol.

Definitely well written, Good luck finding the things you look for in the mirror :) (self-confidence? What self-confidence? o.O)
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