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Love / Hate


By Kiersten BrownPublished about a year ago 1 min read
Top Story - October 2022
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I look in my mirror and lean in close

I can see the vibrancy of my eyes

The blue hues shift to green as I turn on the light

I look over just a bit

I see the red scar left behind

From the pimple that used to be there

I couldn’t help but scar my face

The mirror shows my hair

From where I stand, the strands are silky

The curls make me feel cute

I turn my head and see the other side

The frizz makes my hair puffy

The strands now look flat and dead

My body is covered in marks

From my time in the sun

Freckles dotting my skin

My body is covered in lines

From growing too fast

From gaining weight

I can’t help how I feel

Though I wish I could feel different

Wish I could worship my eyes

More than I despise my skin

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Kiersten Brown

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  • Allie Mennenabout a year ago

    Really love how there's no periods making it seem like an endless thought that just continues- I hope you are doing well and see beauty in every mirror you see your reflection in!

  • keenan eliezerabout a year ago


  • Mcgrotha Brinkerabout a year ago

    It's really nice

  • Atman Sudarthabout a year ago


  • Nice ❤️🫶🏾Self Love is Very Important! So is Friendship Love 😘I love you ❤️

  • Jess Percyabout a year ago


  • Carol Townendabout a year ago

    I can relate to this. I like how the feelings have been expressed.

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  • Pavlak Montoroabout a year ago

    Love your poetry

  • Kendall Defoe about a year ago

    Didn't know we had the same mirror... A wonderful poem, but I do hope that you are well and that you keep writing. ;)

  • Jacquie Mayhornabout a year ago

    Ouch.. and I mean that with the utmost respect. I related to every line in this poem as though I was looking in a mirror. Actually, scratch that, I didn’t need a mirror. Your words painted the image. That’s what poetry is supposed to do. Make you feel. This did. Kudos.

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