The Magic Mirror is Wasted on Her

100 words about a woman who doesn't listen to the magic mirror
photo by Jill111 

‘Mirror, mirror on the wall,

Who’s the fairest of them all?’

The longer she spends staring at her reflection,

The more she knows her looks need some action.

Her face isn’t pretty; at least she is tall.

Yet a nose like this won’t make her belle of the ball.

Full of self-loathing and full of rejection,

She can’t see the beauty that holds others in thrall.

What the mirror says is met with objection:

Just look at her bust, it is woefully small;

Her forehead could do with another injection.

She needs a plastic surgeon at her beck and call.

13 thoughts on “The Magic Mirror is Wasted on Her

  1. Nicely worded…this is certainly a reflection of how many see themselves in light of today\s world as media of all kinds produce images portraying perfectly proportioned people…

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    1. Thanks, Annie. Glad you liked it, writing this has taken me all day … And you’re not mistaken, it is a 100-word poem. I do like making things difficult for myself 😀

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  2. So true and sad to know that many of us often see the imperfections in ourselves, instead of the beauty. 🙂 Story in 100 words, now poems 100 words too! Hats off to you! 🙂 👏👏👏👏👏

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