#Sonnet: Mirror Image #atozchallenge

The mirror on my wall it speaks smugly
Each morning as I prepare for the day
‘You look run down and frankly quite ugly
How much is it you currently weigh?’

Staring at the round face with all its faults
Dark circles, puffy eyes, unwanted spots
The mirror continues with its assaults
Noticing wrinkles that tie me in knots

The rest of my body stands not a chance
As the mirror critiques my breasts and hips
My thunder thighs will wobble if I dance
My stomach could do with some diet tips

I hate my mirror and all that I see
But it’s an image, not really me

(c) Sanch Vee @ Sanch Writes (22 April 2017)


A Sonnet is a poem consisting of 14 lines (iambic pentameter) with a particular rhyming scheme.
Examples of a rhyming scheme: abab cdcd efef gg OR abba cddc effe gg OR abba abba cdcd cd
A Shakespearean (English) sonnet has three quatrains and a couplet, and rhymes abab cdcd efef gg. Usually, English and Italian Sonnets have 10 syllables per line.

This has been written for the 2017 A to Z Challenge

12 thoughts on “#Sonnet: Mirror Image #atozchallenge

  1. Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au says:

    Great sonnet – and what you say about mirrors is sadly true – they seem to reflect all that we dislike about ourselves and we need to look past that to see the person and the smile and the character and the beauty that goes with it.
    Leanne | cresting the hill

  2. Sreesha says:

    Mirrors lie… We know this, and still keep believing them. Loved the last lines – so powerful!

  3. Rajlakshmi says:

    It is just an image and it doesn;t even complete what you really are. I loved how beautifully expressed the insecurities most women and young girls feel when they look in the mirror.

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