The Girl


I found her yesterday

She sat huddled in the 

corner of the mirror


She looked like someone I knew

Her eyes so sad and hopeless

Empty and full of tears

Lips cracked from

biting in fear

Dull and tangled hair

without glow of happiness


She stared at me surprised

The look in her eyes slowly

turned into terrifying



I turned away from looking

Didn’t want to know the truth

about her


About the girl 

Lost behind the glass 

Who’s pleadings and cries

I can still hear at night...



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Hannah Collins

Fri 21st Sep 2018 16:46

Deep and moving, which I often find with your writing.

Hannah xx

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Rose Casserley

Thu 20th Sep 2018 11:19

'through the glass darkly' and beautifully Anya

Rose 💋

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Kate G

Thu 20th Sep 2018 05:31

A delicious poem that made me sit up and take notice Anya. Wonderful. Xx

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Kate G

Thu 20th Sep 2018 05:31

A delicious poem that made me sit up and take notice Anya. Wonderful. Xx

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Wed 19th Sep 2018 21:34

Hi there,

Thank you so much for reading and commenting on this poem. It is a very personal one.

I’ve been having rides on an emotional rollercoaster lately. Trying to keep things together but falling apart. The girl in the mirror is my vulnerability which I am strongly trying to avoid...

This poem is the result.

Hope it makes sense.


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Graham Sherwood

Wed 19th Sep 2018 18:14

It would be hard to think this autobiographical
but then only the looker knows the truth.
As we age we begin to recognise other faces looking back from the mirror.
We can see there hopes wishes and dreams too, often unfulfilled.
Just recognising them is enough!

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Taylor Crowshaw

Wed 19th Sep 2018 16:31

I wonder too about the girl Anya who is this mysterious girl. Excellent loved it..💕

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Brian Maryon

Wed 19th Sep 2018 15:28

Question is...were you looking in or was she looking out?

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Darren J Beaney

Wed 19th Sep 2018 14:17

Ohh - Like Keith, I wonder who the girl lost behind the glass is..

Perhaps another installment sometime?

Nice one



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Wed 19th Sep 2018 13:17

A poetic gem,"About the girl lost behind the glass"
In a few words you have conjured up an unique image of this girl.Well done !

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keith jeffries

Wed 19th Sep 2018 12:54

This poem intrigues me as I feel led to believe the face in the mirror is yours. It is strange the effect a mirror can have in representing ourselves and causing us to ponder who we are as opposed to what we look like. Thank you for this.

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