The Prompt: Mirror

Look in the mirror,
What do I see?
I see fragments,
Pieces of me.

Looking back at memirror
A woman in shards,
Afraid of living for
Life is too hard.

Years of hard work
Yet still on the edge,
Therapy, meds but
Unable to fledge.

The sun didn’t shine,
The pain cut too deep,
She wanted to die,
To choose endless sleep.

And then in one moment
A switch in her brain,
As if by magic
She dropped ball and chain.

Look in the mirror,
What do I see?
I see strength,
Love and loyalty.

Looking back at me
A woman with pride,
Beautiful, smiling,
Glad she never died.

This poem was inspired by World Mental Health Day.


  1. Sheri

    I love this, so inspiring.

  2. Sara | mumturnedmom

    This is wonderful March, powerful and uplifting, and the flow is perfect. Inspiring words, and wonderful to read them. Thank you so much for sharing with #ThePrompt and huge apologies for being so late commenting, it’s been one of those weeks!

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