An Amazing Poem

This poem was written by my good, close friend. She has a fabulous blog over at The Adventures of Nash.

In The Mirror

 

Hungry

Hungry for the day when another little girl

Will not feel inferior to another video girl

For a day when we cannot find someone skipping a meal

Despite their privilege of food

For a day when we may all have idols nearer

And everyone may find it easy

To look in the mirror

Hungry

 

Tired

Tired of self harm being so present

In my life, seeing people and not stopping them

Of one more slash, one more red mark

To take the years of a teenager to heal

Despite their privilege of health

Of a day when who we are becomes clearer

And everyone may find it easy

To look in the mirror

Tired

 

Saddened

By the world’s view of women

They are not here, WE are not here

To be given away

Know when or when not to be respectful

By the way that girls are made to feel like

They SHOULD please others

Despite society saying be yourself

By the fact that society is the interferer

Of seeing the beauty in the mirror

Saddened

 

We are told to be ourselves

And shamed if it isn’t what is expected

It is a ruthless game of who will conform first

Be yourself

But not like that

Be yourself within these walls

I yearn for a day when what’s inside is held dearer

Than what you may see in the mirror

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