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The Mirror Journey

by Dharrsheena Raja Segarran 2 months ago in sad poetry
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The worst thing to lose and the hardest thing to find is yourself

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The mirror didn't show him who he was

It only reflected his appearance

He saw a face staring back at him

It was someone he didn't recognise

"Who the hell are you?!" He shouted furiously

In reply, he saw the same rage reflected


The mirror didn't seem to know who he was

He was lost and devastated

Did that mean everyone lied to him when he was a child?

Because someone would always point to the mirror and say "Look, that's you!"

But he didn't know who he was anymore


The mirror seemed to not have the answer

It didn't understand the complexity of life

The roller coaster of emotions

The PTSD that came with trauma

The responsibilities that caused stress

And life itself which caused depression and anxiety


The mirror never helped him till the end

So he sought other mirrors to find out who he was

He asked every mirror he came across on his journey

At long last, he found out who he was

This particular mirror had all the answers

It was the mirror in his room at the mental asylum

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Dharrsheena Raja Segarran

I'm a Certified Nutritionist 🌱 who loves to write ✒️
These are what I mostly write:
〰️ Fiction (Horror/Thriller)
〰️ True Crime Articles
〰️ Poetry
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〰️ Anything That Piqued My Interest

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  • Carol Townendabout a month ago

    I suffer PTSD, and this is exactly how the mirror makes me feel sometimes.

  • Luisa Gilliesabout a month ago

    Loved it! Subscribing :)

  • Parliament Homebrewabout a month ago

    Loved it!

  • Danwil Reyesabout a month ago

    Interesting perspectives.

  • Kirsten Ivattsabout a month ago

    Great insights and hard hitting.

  • Colt Hendersonabout a month ago

    Love it.

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  • Cassandra Campbell about a month ago

    Wow. That had layers to it.

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  • Rick Henryabout a month ago

    Fantastic, intense, wonderfully written.

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