My reflection shattered

One more glance is all it will take

To cause this fragile heart so much heartache

She stares into the mirror and what does she see

A reflection of herself....A reflection of me

A woman collected on the outside

A child broken on the inside

A beautiful girl tattered and ugly

broken into pieces

heart ripped open

confused by what she sees

If I can not love myself

How can I ask you to love me.

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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

You are absolutely right, it is difficult to believe but in order to truly love someone one must love one's self first. You always choose the perfect music to accompany your writing. Well done, voted up and awesome.

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chrissie123 5 years ago Author

thank you so much!!! :) Glad you enjoyed!

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Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

Hey Chrissie, you write some of the most expressive stuff and I used to relate to that which you express, so I know the feelings. As acaetnna said, it always comes down to the fact that we must love ourselves first, before we can love others. It's truly the most honest statement one needs to know about themselves. Many people, like many I know, claim to love, but their action always give them away and yet they do not see it.

When you are searching for yourself, the first thing that is to be learned is to accept yourself, for who you are, via your actions. When you realize your actions show the feeling of love and compassion for others, then you can "who" you and "what" you've become. I know that sounds strange, but love isn't easy to understand for most people.

You'll find that you accept the "who" and "what" your actions say you are and that is the final step to realizing you love yourself. You must be able to forgive yourself and will when you realize that you love yourself. Beautifully written and I enjoyed the song too. Thank you for sharing. :)

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chrissie123 5 years ago Author

wow great comment!!! Thank you for reading!!

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Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Great poem - Finding love inside is a journey to awakening that is beyond belief really..... I had a love for a lady that was so powerful and yet simple at the same time. She chose another path and that was the toughest thing i ever experienced.

Just recently I was thinking of our dual nature (mankind)... even though you are female and I male - inside a part of our nature is both sexes. I sat down and decided it was time the two aspects of my inner being (male and female) had to stop fighting each other and become one in the flesh.... I directed my inner being(s) to embrace each other in a love even more powerful than that which I had experienced with the lady I just mentioned.

WOW WOW WOW ...... the self love and peace I have had since is over whelming. Calm and full of peace yet with a power that is pure love. Ineffable!!!!!!!

The two become one in the flesh (inside you) is a marriage the bible is really talking about ... but that will be another hub some time LOL

This poem is a great. I encourage you to ...Add the dimension of bringing together the two aspects of your inner being with that love......

Love Profound to you my friend - glad I found this poem.

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chrissie123 5 years ago Author

really great comment!! Really had me thinking! I will keep that in mind and maybe one day bring my aspects together

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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Wow! Awesome! The last two lines say it all. Ya gotta love yourself to love others. Fix the thing in your own self and the other things will fix themselves. I think Raymond (Cagsil) said it best here, and he knows this stuff, cos he does this for a living! (Seen his website! Brill!)

But Chrissie you are so good at expressing these things and you are so honest in your writing. That says a lot about you too! :) Love the video too!

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chrissie123 5 years ago Author

thanks cheeky!!! glad to see ya here girl!! :D I love to be honest in all that I write! I feel it makes it more emotional.

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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

This is honest. I believe you when you say you have been through so much. I read your other recent hub and I felt a warmth and optimism there, it was awesome. The day I stopped hating myself foe being who I am, I think it really changed me for the better. I can't explain how that thing healed itself, I am not even sure what to call it, but things just got a lot better. I felt like a young bird that just discovered its own wings for the first time. Silly I know, but it felt insane and amazing at the same time...

Some people find talking about their pain a hard thing to do. But you will fly, chrissie because you have discovered your wings. And I feel that your honesty has set you free too. ^_^

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