Maxine Smith


Mirror mirror on the wall

I’m not the fairest of them all

Unrecognisable and undesirable

How far have I let myself fall


Mirror mirror on the wall

Reflection wrong and many flaws

Uninviting and unsightly

Self esteem all ripped and torn



    ANGELA HERE - Ooooooo MAXINE what a sad Poem it brought tears to my eyes ! For any LADY in the 21st C - Self Image & Self Esteem are so so important !
    You are a beautiful Young Lady - and a Mother - in your Prime (Im 31 so I know !) why all the self deprication. I love You & Your Poetry - I believe in You - so do dozens of other MPS Members. Please look in the mirror again and see yourself as we see you - BEAUTIFUL - AMEN !

    Blessings & Peace & Joy
    Love ANGELA πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

  • Bragee

    mirror mirror on the wall
    you can go to hell first of all
    true beuaty is not seen with eyes
    for even the ugliest creatues can slide into a disguise!

  • Alan .S. Jeeves

    No! no! no! MMS the narrator got it wrong............. in this song.

    'The only ugliness is that of the heart, seen through the face. And though beauty be obvious, the only loveliness is invisible'.
    ~ Herman Melville.

    Ex animo, Alan

  • Fay Slimm.

    I admire the honesty in this verse of mirrored inspection we all have at times when our mind feels sad and our face reflects our mood...... Yet dear Maxine look behind your eyes - peer deeper inside and your core's real beauty you are sure to find. -

  • Goldfinch60

    Maxine, The mirror does not show us ourselves as we are, it show a reverse of us so when you look in the mirror ignore the reflection and look further into your heart, that is where your beauty lays and it is shown to us all through your words. You are beautiful.


  • orchidee

    Smash that mirror then, and get another one that says 'lovely!'
    But seriously, look in a mirror and say 'I like you', even 'I love you'. Seems like madness if having a bad day, but is therapeutic.
    I did it with a therapist - hated it at first though.
    Meanwhile - surely better than my singing though - so ya can't be that bad! heehee.

  • Poetic Dan

    I felt like this after my nose surgery, very well expressed. True beauty is in the eyes πŸ˜‰

  • Neville

    Since posting these fine words, grey tho they might well be and almost a year ago .. I sense you have now moved a long way forward and see both yourself and your world in a brand new light .... Bravo Maxine .. I take my hat off to ya ..

    • Maxine Smith

      You are certainly right.

      It was a really dark time for me after my divorce, it’s taken a long time but I feel now I have finally found my place in life.

      Appearance isn’t everything and I have two kids that will always love me no matter what.

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind words.

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