Broken Reflection


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  • Poetry will always emerge out of the shadows of depression, shining like a star in the scarcity of light.

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this poem holds the feelings i keep cooped up inside. no one knows about them......only my mom, but not even she knows the true depth of them. she has only run her fingers over the surface, left ripples that sink quickly back into the water. this is a feeling that is CONSTANTLY in the back of my mind.....nawing at me....(except when i write.....) I almost didnt post it...... thanks for reading, if you do...

Broken Reflection

Disgusted at me, the figure’s countenance

contorts into a grimace.

“Why are you looking at me like that?”

Their lips move as mine do—so she’s mocking me now, huh?


Frustrated at the girl’s stubbornness to answer the question,

my fingers curl in towards my palm.

As my fist slices through the air toward her face,

it encounters a sheet of glass.

It shatters at my blow.

I look down at the shards of the mirror on the floor,

like gazing into a crystal pool of water

that’s no deeper than mean people’s minds,

and I see fragments of my reflection

in the mess of shattered glass.

But I smile;

I look more beautiful broken.


—Mar. 31, 2010

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inkmaster commented on Broken Reflection


Deep write! I don't often read new poets here but this was a nice read.. ~Inkmaster~



oh, thank you for reading, then!

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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