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Why Can't I See Me? - A poem about relationships and low self esteem

Updated on February 17, 2012
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I look at her

From head to toe.

From her ashy dry hair,

To her carbuncled toes.

I turn up my nose.

I shook my head.


'How on earth can she stand herself.'

That made me smile.

'She can't,' I thought,

She detests the sight of her.


She hates that her hair can't be tamed.

That her eyes are slightly crossed.

That her ears troop off the sides of her head.

And her nose!

Oh, that nose.

No words will do it justice.

Hairs on her chin.


She dislikes her man-like shoulders,

And her sinewy arms that dangle there.

Her flat chest.

Her disappearing hips.


She turns around to check her back;

Can't find her derriere.

Hairy legs,

Sticking up from over-sized feet.


And wonders,

She wonders what she's doing right.


He loves her long blond hair.

He loves her bright hazel eyes.

The long elegant curving of her ears.

And her nose!

Oh that majestic pedestal upon her face.

The dimple in her chin.


Around her broad shoulders,

He loves to wrap his arms.

Her mighty arms that helps and heals.

Her chest, bearing the most pleasant of hearts.

Her hips that housed his child.


He smiles as she spins around to look

At her perfectly shaped cheeks.

He adores her beautifully shaped legs

And the purposeful stride of her walk.


And wonders,

He wonders what he's doing wrong.


I look at the woman in the mirror.

She stares right back at me.

What did I do to deserve

Someone who loves me as much as he.

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      Loi-Renee 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      I'm impressed that your impressed. I'm glad you came by, I didn't know you would notice that I stopped by your hub. I just checked your hubs list and I see I have a lot of reading to do. I am looking forward to it.

      Thanks again. See you around.

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      cleaner3 

      6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      very nice poetry, After reading the second of your poems I like your writing. I like your perspective on the relationship between the sexes. I like your style!!! I see that you visited one of my hubs and saw my poetry, i hope you were impressed enough to follow. i will now follow you.for i am impressed.!!

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      Loi-Renee 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Thank you for reading homesteadbound. I'm honored that you stopped by. I literally fell out of bed trying to get something to write it on in the middle of the night.

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      6 years ago from Texas

      That was really good! It took a while for me to catch on, and then I realized your genius! Great hub!

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