The Woman in the Mirror

I stare at the woman in the mirror.
I don't recognize her anymore.


She's changed;
she used to smile so easily.


Now there's pain in her eyes
that can't be erased.


People took more than they gave;
men lied because they couldn't love.


She is so beautiful,
but she's broken.


She's often lonely
and hard on herself.


I wish I could go back to the beginning
and rewrite her story.


Maybe things would be different;
maybe she would be content in her skin.


Because that girl staring back
is a shell of my former self.

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Inspired by: "She Used To Be Mine" by Sara Bareilles

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