Treasure Island

Kelsea Osterman

A Girl

There is a girl who I hate.
There is a girl who has blue eyes.
There is a girl who has blonde hair.
There is only one person I hold this hate for.
And that girl is the girl in the mirror.
The one who everyone thinks is perfect.
When she herself doesn't even think she is.
She asks herself why?
Why me?
She asks them that too.
And still not an answer she wants to hear is told to her.
She tells herself she is not pretty.
She asks and they tell.
They tell nothing but lies.
Lies they think they can say and not have her get hurt.
The truth she knows.
The simple answer might hurt but,
really why not have the truth instead of another lie.

Submitted: Friday, April 02, 2010
Edited: Sunday, April 10, 2011

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  • Vipins Puthooran (10/31/2011 3:41:00 PM)

    A mirror poem, reflecting its soul only light touches its crystal surface! ! !
    Well written, , I really like this poem... (Report) Reply

  • Jim Troy (9/21/2011 10:05:00 PM)

    Looks to me like beauty has found beauty....the real thing..... Way to go all you
    who speak these beautiful and wise things to another beautiful young lady within
    our midst. Love to you all. This is beauty

    Jim Troy (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Goncalves (5/30/2010 5:21:00 PM)

    Always love urself for you, and not what is on the outside but what is on the inside, you cannot love anyone else fully until you love who you are (Report) Reply

  • Anonymous Butterfly (4/23/2010 10:34:00 AM)

    Being beautiful dosen't mean you have to look like a Super-Model. I think that if you have intellingence, self-confidence, sense of humour and always being smart, you're beautiful. And besides, you're still young.
    Have a nice day.

    B.B. (Report) Reply

  • Wandering Scarlet (4/7/2010 9:29:00 AM)

    a struggle between one's own scarred image and her true beauty....
    sometimes you can learn more from a lie than a truth, and I leave that with you (Report) Reply

  • D.J. Ray (4/3/2010 9:52:00 PM)

    hi this is my reply to your message, nice poem personally i think free verse is super underappreciatted though it makes some of the best poetry on earth if you have any more you want somebody to read feel free to speak up (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (4/3/2010 1:46:00 AM)

    You tell that girl in the mirror beauty is within, self respect is in the mind, happiness is in your grasp...throw away that snow white mirror it tells lies.See your poem has opened your own can of beans.....nice one
    regards (Report) Reply

  • John Knight (4/2/2010 5:37:00 PM)

    Hi Kelsea - A pleasure to be the first to coment on this challenging poem. We all look in mirrors Kelsea and - remember what you see is back to front - a mirror image - which is why we always look different in photographs which are not mirror images but real images. What we see in a photograph is of course what others see. That's enough Physics - what I am trying to say is that how we see ourselves physically and psychologically is DIFFERENT from how others see us. When you say (line six) 'The one who everyone thinks is perfect' you are not talking about physical attributes (blue eyes & blonde hair) but personality - character - humanity etc - the Inner You. You know your strengths and weaknesses and to your peers you accentuate your strengths and hide your weanesses (this is how we all act) . But don't hate yourself for what you know about yourself - love yourself for all the good things. Looks are transient but character is permanent. Looks fade but character grows. When I was a teen I wanted to be handsome (like Elvis) and all my twelve female cousins wanted to be pretty (like Doris Day! ! ! ! ! ! !) . Your peers who tell you that you are cool and a fun person are not telling lies - they are being encouragers and seeing your best side - thank them for it. What would happen if they started to say you were uncool and a drag. Start each day on a positive note - look in the mirror and see 'A smart - intelligent - good looking chick' (which you are) and accentuate the positives and eliminate the negatives. Keep writing poetry and leave the knives in the drawer where they belong. Thanks for sharing. Love through Poetry - JOHN (Report) Reply

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