Mirror Monologues: private conversations with myself.

I am currently writing a poetry series called ‘Mirror Monologues’. It is about the private thoughts and conversations you have with yourself.

Let me know your thoughts! This first poem is called ‘Beauty and the beast’:

Sometimes I look in the mirror and I’m pretty; Im happy with what I see.
Taking in the gem before me I serenade myself with my eyes and breathtakingly sign
Oh my, oh my – best believe I am too fine.
I blink and with the bat of an eye the vision before me brings such a surprise
Heartbreaking – I cry
This beast with two eyes stares back at me.

How is it in a split second, the second splits and all at once I am faced with such a contradiction?
My mind splits and all at once beauty and the beast stand before me.
They say the mind’s amazing and it is an amazing that I am for and against myself all at once – I don’t know.

I want to embrace myself – just as I am.
I say – just as I am – take me, just as I am.
Yet behind the bravado I won’t take myself, can’t take it.
I fight the frailty, a fragile ego set soft upon two sassy legs – open or shut I don’t know.
I fight to keep them closed as I walk, strut, stroll around the globe firing my mouth off on twitter.


About Plantain Periodicals

Hello! Welcome to the Plantain Periodicals blogs. The name stems from the kitchen moments I had with my friends at university cooking plantain and planning our lives together. I have used this space as a window into my mind and the way I make sense of all my experiences through writing.This is where I share those conversations and moments that happen inside my head as a young woman growing up in 21st century London. Hopefully you'll be entertained and also learn a thing or two. My main blog ad: www.nissiknows.wordpress.com My literature blog: www.plantainperiodicals.wordpress.com NMx
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5 Responses to Mirror Monologues: private conversations with myself.

  1. willofheart says:

    truly we need to love ourself first and everything follows… this is to show my great appreciation to u pls. check it out….. http://willofheart.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/my-great-appreciation/

  2. Marcie says:

    This is cool. I truly do understand how you love yourself in one blink and judge yourself in another. Keep on loving yourself and be sure to share this with the women in the world who are influenced by beauty standards set by people who do not look like them.

  3. Love this. It speaks to me, as a very practical person – someone who knows beauty is no external thing – but still struggles with that image in the mirror. Well written!

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