She stands by the mirror

alone in her room

and she sees the reflection

that brings her such gloom

She's very unhappy

this self conscious teen

she feels nothing can help

build her low self esteem

"It's just a stage in your life"

they say over again

but this stage feels to her

as if it never will end

There's quite a bit of pressure

placed upon this girl

to look thin and beautiful

to the outside world

But how can she look pretty

when she feels like a blimp

when her skin is disgusting

and her hair is limp

If only she could see though

that that spark in her eye

that thing I can see

when I look deep inside

She really is gorgeous

but in a different way

to how society views people

in this cruel world today

A teen doesn't need

all this sadness and gloom

that can face her whenever

she steps out of her room

Everywhere she turns

she sees all these things

that make her feel worse

about what her life brings

She really needs time though

to grow up and see

that there are more important things

than being skinny

And until this girl can

heal all her dismay

She'll never see her reflection

in a different way

Bovenstaand gedicht komt van de organisatie ReachOut. Een Amerikaanse organisatie die jongeren, die door moeilijke tijden heengaan, helpt.


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