Perfection | Teen Ink


October 19, 2009
By LuLu95 PLATINUM, Denver, Colorado
LuLu95 PLATINUM, Denver, Colorado
32 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Oooh! Dark matter, we better bring a flashlight!"

Your reflection in the mirror is
Smooth, placid, calm:
Beautiful, but you can’t look away,
And every moment that you continue
To gaze into the crystal glass mirror
Your image becomes tainted,
Splattered with imperfections,
Like black paint on a clean, white canvas.
You judge your appearance harshly
With a sharp razors edge
Searching for faults, that
Are beginning to make themselves
Painstakingly clear, and soon
You can’t see any beauty at all
In your reflection. All that’s left is
The ugly, the wrong, and the not good enough
That is left behind by an attempt at

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This article has 6 comments.

RiaRen SILVER said...
on Mar. 17 2010 at 11:01 pm
RiaRen SILVER, New Bothwell, Other
8 articles 0 photos 75 comments
ok, so your writing is amazing. there is something about the way that you write, and the words that you choose that just hit me. you are definatley one of my favourite poets on teenink!! this poem is incredibley awesome.

on Jan. 31 2010 at 6:40 pm
UndiscoveredStar GOLD, Spokane, Washington
16 articles 1 photo 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
My heart is my own but your free to change long as you can take all the hurt and troubles that come with it.

wow...this is realistic to a normal teeneager and their true feelings of ones self...kudos to you

on Nov. 9 2009 at 6:25 pm
RitaChristine BRONZE, Metcalfe, Other
2 articles 0 photos 31 comments
Wow! Good for you for writing about such a painful, but prevalent issue. It breaks my heart, but I‘m so glad that poetry like this can shed some light on touchy topics and bring some understanding.

on Oct. 27 2009 at 1:47 pm
MayaChristine GOLD, Stocksfield, Other
11 articles 0 photos 28 comments
Wow, absolutely true, I love it!

on Oct. 27 2009 at 8:36 am
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
26 articles 0 photos 493 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

This is spectacular! It's so true, and a great representation of what's happening to everyone these days, and normal isn't enough any more.

on Oct. 27 2009 at 8:11 am
Mystery_Girl SILVER, Lake, Michigan
8 articles 6 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love me or Hate me"......"Me Vs. The World and the World is Winning"......"When the going gets tough the tough get going".

Wow, so true, so good.