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she stares at the mirror
the mirror stares back
once it was fun
now it makes her feel bad
once she loved the mirror
and the mirror loved her
they’d pull faces at each other
and they’d laugh till they cried
there’s no laughter now
in the tears that she cries
her self-image has been altered
by what she hears, what she sees
in the world all around her
and now she’s self-conscious
she’s worried
she’s become insecure
when she looks in the mirror
she doesn’t see the happy little kid
sees herself as ugly
too fat, too little, too big
her hair’s the wrong colour
and it’s not curly or straight
her nose is freckled
her ears are too big and stick out ……

the little girl stares at the mirror
the mirror stares back
once it was fun
now it just makes her feel bad

More of Sergei’s art can be seen in his RB portfolio

I write stories. Sometimes I take photos.
The photos of me were taken by Ron Co
The art is by Sergei Rukavishnikov
I’m Australian, and I thank Muds for that.

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Comments

  • Alenka Co
    Alenka Coabout 1 year ago

    she stares at the mirror
    the mirror stares back
    once it was fun
    now it makes her feel bad
    once she loved the mirror
    and the mirror loved her
    they’d pull faces at each other
    and they’d laugh till they cried
    there’s no laughter now
    in the tears that she cries
    her self-image has been altered
    by what she hears, what she sees
    in the world all around her
    and now she’s self-conscious
    she’s worried
    she’s become insecure
    when she looks in the mirror
    she doesn’t see the happy little kid
    sees herself as ugly
    too fat, too little, too big
    her hair’s the wrong colour
    and it’s not curly or straight
    her nose is freckled
    her ears are too big and stick out ……

    the little girl stares at the mirror
    the mirror stares back
    once it was fun
    now it just makes her feel bad

    More of Sergei’s art can be seen in his RB portfolio

  • evon ski
    evon skiabout 1 year ago

    wow! fantastic work here! That is brillinat drawing and the details of expression and tippytoe are perfect!
    Poem is a hand in glove fit!

  • Brilliant it is ….. you see the expression and the tippytoe ….. how perfectly it evokes the feeling. Thank you, Evon :) I’ll pass your comment on to Sergei.

    – Alenka Co

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Ramesh12 months ago

    Your EXPRESSIVE Work is on DISPLAY Here

  • Thank you, Ramesh, for your encouragement and support.

    – Alenka Co

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