The Mirror

They weren’t eyes,
They were
Windows to you;
A glimpse of my
Secrets.

No matter how hard I tried,
Pain had a way of making
Itself evident through the
Brown hues fading into
The morbid blackness
Hovering upon my
Existence.

They’re tainted pink & purple,
But exhaustion is always
Crystal clear.

Didn’t you ever feel,
Like you were
Looking in a
Mirror?

Maybe that’s why I
Could never read your eyes,
Because I wasn’t looking
Inside a window,
But at a mirror.

I never understood what I saw,
For I’ve never been
Familiar enough
With myself.

(It wasn’t you I was tired of looking at, it was me)

Shards of broken glass
Still pierce my mind,
But I’d rather be
Blind than give
In to expectations
That will forever
Be unmet.

-Nameera.

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25 Comments

  1. Sakshi says:

    You write so well Nameera. And I must say beautiful eyesπŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Nameera says:

      Thank you so, very much Sakshi!! You’re an amazing writer yourself. 😊🌸

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sakshi says:

        Thank you Nameera

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Kranti says:

    Loved this poem! 😊

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Nameera says:

      Thank you so much Kranti! ✨

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Jokerswild says:

    We are our greatest competition, living for others only make us their prisoner.
    Beautiful words.🌹🌹

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Nameera says:

      Indeed. Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Jokerswild says:

        So welcome🌹🌹

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Beautiful is the word

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Nameera says:

      Thank you, means a lot coming from an amazing poet like you. 🌸

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Thank you for your kind words. You write beautiful. 🌸🌸

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Amartya says:

    Wow. Your poems are brilliant. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—πŸŒΈ

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Nameera says:

      Thank you so much for taking the time out for reading them, I really appreciate it!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Amartya says:

        You are welcome! πŸ€—πŸŒΈ

        Liked by 1 person

  6. This is wonderful. I especially connect with ‘(it wasn’t you I was tired of looking at, it was me)’

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Nameera says:

      I’m glad you could relate to it, Thanks a ton for stopping by!

      Like

  7. Beautiful post sugar cake! I nominated you for blogger recognition award. Do visit my blog for the detailed post πŸ™‚ Keep shining ❀

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Nameera says:

      Thank you so much for the nomination, I’ll definitely check it out & update you with the post soon. (: 🌸

      Like

      1. Sure sunbae πŸ™‚ Have a lovely day β™‘

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  8. Neha Sharma says:

    ‘But I’d rather be
    Blind than give
    In to expectations
    That will forever
    Be unmet.’

    So beautifully concluded!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Nameera says:

      Thanks a lot Neha!
      I appreciate your lovely feedback. 🌸

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Neha Sharma says:

        my pleasure πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  9. Oh wow! Beautifully written!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Nameera says:

      Thank you so much!! 😊🌸

      Like

  10. Nameera says:

    Thank you! 😊🌸

    Like

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