They say,

"The image is perpetual,

undistorted, unlike your mind

What you see is what is there--

what more do you hope to find?"


But, who you are is made of greater things,

than physical body or tangible skin

The ingredients to be held most dear

are the ones that are found within.


Do not invest your self esteem

in something as fragile as glass

Because glass does shatter,

and its broken reflections quickly pass.


If you wish to view your beauty,

look to the ones you love 

and the hearts you've touched,

for they are much more steadfast

than a mirror.


-Ashlyn Taylor Hudson


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