Goddess of the Mist

Who I Wanted To Be

When I was younger I would see
a woman so put together
she would be
and have great hair
finally comfortable in her own skin
she did not care 
who liked her
or who did not
she had in her mind
the perfect thought

that what mattered most 
was inside herself

These things take time
a human need
as we search for approval
from sources that are wrong
and try to find where we belong
Until, if lucky, we realize at last
that all we ever needed to do
was to love ourselves
and not dwell in the past

Now I look in the mirror
and what do I see?
That woman I always wanted to be
Now I am her 
and she is me


  • L. B. Mek

    beautiful, thanks for sharing

  • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

    Very lovely ! Self love is important ... I never had that when I was younger and I can still struggle with doubts about myself , sometimes

    • Goddess of the Mist

      Well we definitely have that in common, yellowrose! It has taken me years to get to this point, believe me. But we need to be the first person to love and to stand up for ourselves because if we don't, who will?

    • spilleronsheet

      Well crafted dear poet
      A true reflection

    • Relic

      Looking for self-esteem outside ourselves isn't always the best path to take. You wind up at the whim of others.

      A good solid foundation in one's self is always a better avenue to take.

      This is a good poem of self-discovery. Nice job.

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