Mirror, Mirror

Who told you

That you weren’t beautiful

That you were never meant to be,

Who chastised you

Then turned away

If you acted childishly?


Who silenced your laughter

And swung the rod

While demanding your respect,

All the while shouting

They only ‘gave’

What you ought to get?


Who told you

You were worthless

And flushed your self-esteem,

Who buried all your hopes & dreams

And taught you how to scream?


For years

You’ve known tears & heartache

Disillusionment & fear,

Who told you

They were yours to carry,

Yours alone to bear?


Should you happen upon a mirror

And take the time to see,

The beautiful eyes looking back at you

May one day look at me.


Please ask them to be gentle

As they search within your soul,

Longing for the answers

You hope will make you whole.


Allow your heart to surface

And the tears you’ve held within,

Release your heavy burden

So that healing…might begin.


In the stillness

Of the moment,

Now down on bended knee

Know the good Lord’s loving you…

Just as He does me.


Embrace the power

Of His touch

And all you were meant to be,

If you listen

With your heart

You’ll possess the key.


Awaken the sound

Of your laughter

Grant your dreams their flight,

It doesn’t matter

What you were told…

That doesn’t make it ‘right.’


Who said

The battle’s over?

In fact,

It’s just begun…

And if you can learn

To love yourself…

Then you’ve already won.

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