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Two Of Me

Split Identity

By Carol TownendPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Two Of Me
Photo by Taylor Smith on Unsplash

When I look in the mirror,

Is it the real me I see?

You look fat,

I look thin;

Tell me please;

Which reflection is me?

When I look away from the mirror;

Who is it that I see?

I look plain,

While you're so pretty,

Tell me, please;

Who is that woman,

Staring back at me?

Once again, I look in the mirror;

You're too thin,

I'm too fat.

Do I have to diet again,

Just to look like that?

I walk away, but I'm back again;

You look happy,

While the real me sees;



And, depressed.

My friends also tell me,

I'm not really like that!

So please tell me;

Who do I see?

It doesn't look like the real me!

Do I need to change my personality?

Do I need to change my looks?

Every freckle looks like muck;

While my personality reflects lady luck;

I am not lady luck!

I have no flare;

No style;

No charm!

Nobody will fancy me tonight.

So, to the other person in the mirror,

Please reflect back on my true colors.

Besides fat or thin;

Who should I be tonight?

Besides being ugly, or beautiful as sin;

Should I be me, or should I be him?

I really want to fit in.

Whose personality reflects back at me?

Why does it change, every day?

One day I'm me,

The next I'm you;

But then again you change too;

One day I'm beautiful,

The next I'm not;

That can also change in an hour or two.

You keep smiling back at me;

Your happiness doesn't

reflect my reality.

Now, I'm too loud,

Too confident,

Too pretty,

Still not good enough for me;

Who that might be?

So; When I look in the mirror,

Who do I see?

Identity crisis;

Or the real me?

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About the Creator

Carol Townend

Fiction, Horror, Sex, Love, Mental Health, Children's fiction and more. You'll find many stories in my profile. I don't believe in sticking with one Niche! I write, but I also read a lot too.

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  • Novel Allen3 months ago

    Beautifully done Carol. I started one with the mirror like that, have not finished it yet. This one is so great, i am quite jealous. You said it so well.

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