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My View on the Subject

written by: T.W.N.D

I know I have them.
These things,
"Problems" they call it.
I look about a million times,
But always see the same thing.

It's bad I know,
Never satisfied,
And yet,
I don't think I ever will be.
This mirror just doesn't work right.

Pinching and squeezing.
Turning this way and that,
Just trying to see clearly
What everyone else seems to see.
This painting is never perfect.

So I smile and blush.
Send out my "thank you" and such.
But I never really believe it.
How can I?
I mean it's not what I see.

This thing is so hard to understand.
I get what you're trying to say,
But it sounds like you're making me
"Feel better".
This sculpture just isn't good enough.

In my mind I guess I created,
All these things that I'm
"Supposed" to be.
And when I don't fit,
Well it's safe to say that I freak.

I mean how can I not fit my own mold?
I created it right?
Is that not how I'm supposed to see
Myself, like I'm normal this way?
This water-color is just done wrong.

I thought and tried,
Pinched and looked at it
In these weird angles,
But at the end of the day.
I'm always going to be me.

Whether I'm paper thin,
Or disproportionate.
A pear, hourglass, or coke bottle.
I'll always be myself.
I mean I guess that's a good thing.

So I've decided that,
While I can mope and try
To change this view,
Maybe I should stop and not look.
Or I could just get a new mirror.


Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 3:19AM

Ether your talking about the aging and changing your perspective or all of "you" you have inside, or something third you had in mind, I like the way you express yourself. Get a new mirror and create a new perspective at the end it will always be you. It is not only our good side but our imperfections that make us unique. Never satisfied, well it only proves your alive :)

Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 6:11PM

Exactly, all you can be is yourself.

Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 2:56AM

hehe well how many times have you done something that you didn't want but had to, something that is not you but needed to pretend?..and i was saying that at the end it all makes "you"...our acts shape us and make us who we are as well as the society too...all our inner beings for there is never one in each one of us :)

Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 7:26PM

Beautiful... and I'm pretty sure your mirror would agree.

Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 3:24PM

Thank you!

Sun, May 15, 2011 at 5:02PM

I really like this! Great job!

Thu, May 19, 2011 at 9:36AM

Thank you very much!

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