Mirror shows us our true reflection. We can lie to anyone but not to the person whose reflection we see in the mirror. There was a time when I was lost and dejected. I used to write my feelings in my diary in order to motivate myself and bring myself out of the fathomless pit of hopelessness I was sinking into. Today I share a poem from my journal where I tell myself to come out of victim consciousness and face all odds with determination.
I see a stranger in the mirror.
Is this me, I wonder?
Bruised ego, Battered soul
Hard times have taken its toll.
Bitterness and revenge is all I see,
This is not what I wanted to be.
I see a victim in the mirror.
Is this me? I watch in horror!
No more pity, no more crying.
Failures won’t deter me, I won’t stop trying.
Defeat is for the valiant, I am proud of my scars.
With renewed dreams, I will reach for the stars.
I see a warrior in the mirror,
With an indomitable spirit and a heart full of prayer.
This is who I am! My lost glory I’ll reclaim.
Like a phoenix from the ashes, I will rise again.
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