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The Mirror Lies

The mirror lies
The me I see
Is not the me
I think I be
I try to squish
I hope and wish
But still I see
Another me
Than who I be
That’s just not me
The me I know
Is lovely so
How could this be
The me I see?
My me is taut
Her stomach’s prim
My me is tall
She’s oh so slim
My me has curves
But nothing sags
And my me still
Has killer legs
But my me’s gone
I don’t know where
And all she left
Is killer hair.

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I’m feeling a little disenchanted with my post-childbearing body today. And, apparently, I’m channeling Dr Seuss. So here is Dr Seuss on saggy bits. :))

Featured in Freedom To Shine Oct 20, 2009.

Tara is a New Zealand artist and musician. Her primary visual medium is photography, sometimes combined with other media into mixed media works or digital works. Her portfolio is extensive and varied, including macro photography, digital fantasy works, paintings, portraiture and nature photography. Tara is available for commissioned artworks as well as client portraiture sessions, please contact her on for more information or visit her website at

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  • Scott Bricker
    Scott Brickerabout 5 years ago

    heheheheh, a lot of that going around, for both women, and men…

  • Well it’s good to know us women aren’t the only ones who have our moments about our saggy bits….. :))

    – Tara Lemana

  • Brenda G
    Brenda Gabout 5 years ago

    I really love this Tara, just the way i feel some days

  • Thanks Brenda, I’m glad you like it, it was very much off the cuff and just how I feel today…it’s always great when something speaks to others, that whole “you’re not alone” thing….

    – Tara Lemana

  • Aerhona
    Aerhonaabout 5 years ago

    Very clever. I think you’ve just summed up how about 70% of women feel! Certainly true for me!

  • Thanks love! I have my good days when I don’t feel like this but today was definitely NOT one of them…! :D

    – Tara Lemana

  • deborah brandon
    deborah brandonabout 5 years ago

    Oh this is wonderful Tara – Im feeling this – thanks SO much for sharing :))

  • Thanks Deb, glad it speaks to you!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • kappisan
    kappisanabout 5 years ago

    Well Done Tara!:)
    You Made me Laugh girl!:)
    It’s a funny poem about a serious matter,and i love that!:)
    En lieve schat,
    Please mirror yourselve in your Lovers eyes,in your childrens eyes and in your best-friends eyes,and see how Beautiful you Realy are!:)
    (Whishing i could drop in for a cuppa&and a big hug….XXkap)

  • Thanks love. Most days, I do mirror myself in the eyes of those who love me but I guess we all have our days when the “blah” sets in…..Wish you could stop by too, we could celebrate our curves with a big cuppa hot chocolate and a “bossebol” or two! :D Hugs xxx

    – Tara Lemana

  • Yvonne Churchley
    Yvonne Churchleyabout 5 years ago

    So you have a lying mirror too lol
    Thank you for making me smile today :))

  • Glad I was able to make you smile!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonabout 5 years ago

  • Wow, thank you so much Roger!!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Jomei
    Jomeiabout 5 years ago

    lol, very masterfully done. Now go eat some green eggs ‘n’ ham.

  • Thanks Jim, lol!!

    – Tara Lemana

  • solareclips~Julie  Alexander
    solareclips~Ju...about 5 years ago

    Very clever!!! Nicey done.

  • Thanks Julie, glad you like it!!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Sarah ORourke
    Sarah ORourkeabout 5 years ago

    OMG Tara you need to take a look at Mirrors Exhibition & you can read all about Opening night & all the Bubbler involved here
    How i wish i’d found this last week, i’d have loved to include it as a written piece!
    Wonderful work BTW, i think… and hope… expressing those thoughts helps to clarify them.

  • Thanks Sarah! And I only wrote this yesterday so it just wasn’t to be found last week! I’ll check out the links you gave, thanks!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

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