Jul 05
SienaS's picture

mirror mirror

Mirror mirror on the wall,
who's the fairest of them all?

Not me? 

How do I fix that? 

Be kinder?

Okay I'll try that.

*****
Mirror mirror on the wall,
who's the fairest of them all? 

Still not me? 

Be more popular? 

I think I can figure that out, thank you. 

*****
Mirror mirror on the wall,
who's the fairest of them all?

Oh, I'm not even close? 

be prettier?

Okay, I will make myself skinny. 

If I can be skinny than I will also be more popular,
right? 

So If I'm skinny than I will finally be
the fairest of them all.

***** 
Mirror mirror on the wall,
who's the fairest of them all?

Not me?! 

I have changed my personality,.

I never do anything for myself.

I do everthing I can to make other's like me.

And I 
starved myself!

How can it still not be me?


*****
I scream. 
I punch and attack the mirror
in a fit of anger. 
Why do I have to be so awful?
Why can't I be the fairest?
Why did the universe to this to me?

*****
The mirror laughs at me. 

nobody is the fairest, stupid. 
It says. 

everyone is the fairest
and the ugliest 
in their own way.

No one person will ever be the one "fairest". 

So there was no point in even trying?

I reply.

See, that's where you're wrong. 
You have learned lessons 
that otherwise would have 
affected your whole life. 
You are now free to be you. 
And that is the greatest gift 
anyone could ever give you.