The Painful Reflection

Poem By Kaitlin Schmidt

As you stand in front of the mirror,
The reflection reveals the things you have been trying to hide.
The pain overpowers the
The insecurities covers the
The desperation hides the
The imperfections mask the
You stare into your eyes hoping to see the
Goodness and joy you know is somewhere buried inside.
Searching desperately leads you no where,
Just back to the struggles that have always been in your way.
Hoping for a new beginning won't get you anywhere
Until you face the insecurities that have
Taken over your mind.

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