Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Read What's New Join
Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Read Our Devotional             2016 Opportunities to be Published             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!




 
Poetry PLEASE ENCOURAGE
AUTHOR BY COMMENTING


  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
The Reflection
by Shell Vera
02/07/12
Not For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





Have you ever looked into the mirror and scared yourself with the sight?
Not because you looked bad but because what you saw was a lie?
You knew that the image in the glass was false,
someone the world would never know
but who you faced every day.
The world sees a pretty girl with long, beautiful hair and a delicate body.
You see an ugly and awful human being who hurts those around her.
The image stares at you, so deeply that it cuts into your soul.
And soon you realize the truth as you have never seen it before...
The girls hates life for the things she has seen and experienced.
She doesn't know how to feel anything but hate.
She has been in jail and moved from foster home to foster home.
She has slept in shelters and group homes.
She drinks away all of life's troubles until the pain dulls,
hoping the mix of alcohol and drugs will numb the pain of all around and within her.
She has a child somewhere in the world who she will never know.
Yes, this is the girl who looks at you through the glass.
As you look deeper into her soul,
you see the world has made her an adult.
She has two jobs and isn't out of high school yet.
She lives on her own and struggles to make ends meet.
The teenager by age, adult by life has no one to share her troubles with.
No one to wipe what tears may fall.
Her life is a lie to which no one will ever know the truth.
She hates every moment of it as others covet it and fall to sleep wishing they could be her.
You stand there staring, not sure what to do: cry, scream, ask for help.
How could you see something so different from what is staring at you through the glass?
How can you see what lies beneath?
You stand there looking at the brightness on the outside yet seeing the darkness within.
And you wonder,
Does anyone else feel like this when looking in their mirror?

Copyright 1993.

PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Read more articles by Shell Vera or search for other articles by topic below.




Read more by clicking on a link:
Free Reprints
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.

NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL


God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You


...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19

Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38

LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 413 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date
Connie K Cameron 11 Feb 2012
Please keep writing, That is so good. Connie




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com