The Sinful Mirror by Sheereen Fatima

The close up of a woman's face and her mirror reflection below
Image Source: Canva

Mirror mirror on the wall,

Can you see the darkness that we hide in us all?

That darkness that molds itself within,

Pecking the soul and taking it for a spin.

The unworth glistening in your reflective surface,

The bubbling insecurities vicious cries without any solace.

Mirror mirror on the wall,

Can you see the broken shell living amongst the happy all?

The pain carried in the charming smile of the human doom,

The tears of agony and loss dried to con and highlight the bloom.

With past in close, diminishing the present, you show the stinging smile everyday,

My dear Mirror, you aren’t as truthful as people say!


Sheereen Fatima found her love for literature in her school library. Books became her best friends and writing a medium to express. Please read more of her writing at The Lightening bug and visit her on Instagram @sheereen_f.

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Sheereen doesn’t hide the blunt reality of human existence in her beautiful writing. Aren’t humans simply made up faces hiding the raw hurts and sorrows within? Some may be harboring madness while some insecurities, but the ugliness is covered with the masks that we create. And thanks to those shiny mirrors, the not so pretty side is kept at bay, exhibiting what we desperately desire to be. Happy? Or is that another illusion? We only show what we want others to see. Mirror mirror, what a beautiful deception.
    Congratulations Sheereen!

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    1. Sheereen says:

      Thank you so much Terveen!❤❤

      Liked by 1 person

  2. The mirror, somtimes only, shows us, what we want to see, because, there are, the, darker parts of our, selves, we are, not yet ready to, own up to, that is why, the mirror isn’t, slways, truthful….

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  3. So you’re finally here, eh?

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    1. Sheereen says:

      After lots of hardwork🤣


      1. Mine was harder 😂

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Even I had to wait 🤷🏿‍♂️

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  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Beautifully provocative. Great piece. xxoxo

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Such a fabulous job on this piece Sheereen. 👏👏

    Liked by 1 person

  6. reflective desire… lovely.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. HappySoul says:

    Wow !!! Very well crafted!

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