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Beautiful on the Outside

Beautiful on the Outside
By Juli28 on 09/30/2006
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When people look at her they see perfection.
If only they could see her as she saw her own reflection.

When she looks in the mirror
she is afraid to see
the monster she imagines herself to be.

This girl is a fake-
using lipstick, and eyeliner
to hide every mistake.

When the make-up comes off, and she's all alone
the mirror becomes her enemy
allowing all of her ugliness to be shown.

All that is left is an empty face
and she wonders how she ever got to this place.

When she looks in the mirror
and her face is bare
into her eyes she starts to stare.

She's so ashamed of what she has become: a failure, a loser, stupid, a burden, a dissapointment
and those words are just some.

She looks deep into her eyes
and feels so much shame
but she only has herself to blame.

She can never look into the mirror for long
seeing her natural face is too painful.
It only reminds her of everything that went wrong.

To the rest of the world she is beautiful and perfect
but all she can see is a girl who is a defect.
Someone she will always reject.

But she knows that none of what they see is real.
They would understand, if they could only imagine
the pain this girl tries so hard to conceal.

To look into her own eyes, and see so much pain from over the years
to think of the things she could have done, if not held back by her irrational fears.
It brings her already sad eyes to stinging tears.

She wipes her eyes, and goes to bed
trying to rest her haunted head.

Tomorrow will come, and her face she will re-apply.
Another day living a lie.
Another day wanting to die.

Juli Marshall

© By Juli28 On 9/30/2006 7:16:19 PM
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