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Reflections of Insecurity

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By Ali SPPublished 4 months ago Updated 4 months ago 1 min read
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That girl in the mirror

I am her

She is me




She is weak

You will never hear her say that

She is deserving

True love doesn't exist

She won't deceive herself by claiming

Sadness is temporary

Accepting that this

Is her life now

Hiding behind a fake smile

Persuading others that she is happy while

Calling her beauty ugly and

Being ashamed of her body

She would be foolish to believe that

What she sees will change


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Ali SP

Ali has found a renewed passion for reading and creating. It is now a form of expression for her– another creative outlet which she works to improve upon.


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  • Joe O’Connor3 months ago

    This was a great read, and solid take on the Inverse challenge! The tone shifts completely on the second read, and indicates a change in mindset from something like depression. Nicely done Ali 👏

  • Your poem had very to distinct meanings! You executed this perfect! Loved your poem!

  • Masterfully written! Outstanding job. I have subscribed to you.

  • Caroline Jane4 months ago

    Fabulous job! 🥰

  • Norreida Reyes4 months ago

    Wow. Just wow. I love how it also reflects the cycle of that downward motion followed by the upward motion a feeling better about yourself and then a trigger could happen and you've got that downward motion again. Beautifully done.

  • Tiffany Gordon 4 months ago

    Please remember that YOU ARE worthy, deserving, capable, strong, talented & beautiful inside and out!

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