Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

Eyelashes too small,

A girl’s face
Is staring back.

Shoulders too broad,

Tummy too round,

A woman’s
Waist is all that’s there,

Now
I’ve made it worse!

I’ve gone

And
Chopped off all my hair!
You’re ugly,disgusting!

Go Away!

I HATE you!

I HATE YOU!
You’re not good enough!

No One will EVER love YOU!

You’re
Worthless,

An idiot,

A harlot,
And a bore!

You’re shallow,

And
Empty;

Who could ever like you!

Not even your own mother wants

To be around you! I

HATE you!
You make me sick..

So I recite
To each and every mirror on the wall
That shows me

The Ugliest monster
Of all.

3 thoughts on “Mirror Mirror

  1. Wow. Ma sha Allah. You managed to weave this poem in such a way that shows what goes on in every girls head when she stands in front of the mirror every morning. I am also guilty of this. Counting my flaws as I look at the mirror, I forget to praise the One that has created me beautiful. Jazakillahu khayr sis. You’re such an inspiration ❤

  2. Assalamu Alaikum.

    Masha’Allah, something about this has really touched me! I think most young women struggle with feelings like the ones so beautifully captured in your poem. We tend to focus on our outward appearances and also have a problem where we don’t just acknowledge our flaws and move on(because we all have them and that’s perfectly fine!). We then constantly attack ourselves and make ourselves feel down because of them. And no, the solution is not caking our faces in make-up and going on crazy diets – it’s about learning to accept the beautiful, broken creatures that we are. Only then, insha’Allah, can we find true happiness and satisfaction!

    Prophet Muhammad (May peace and blessings be upon him) described the Muslim woman as he was traveling with one of his companions, and some of his wives were in the caravan, he said:

    رفق يا أنجشة! ويحك بالقوارير

    “…O Anjashah be careful! Don’t break the fragile vessels”, (Sahih Al Bukhari)

    This is due to the delicate manner in which Allah has commanded the Muslim man to deal with her.
    I will leave a link to a TEDTalk that I really liked and I hope you enjoy it too. Sending you hugs and love from Qatar!

    Wassalam,

    Hanifah

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