Staring into the mirror at my reflection,

Dreaming of perfection,

Tired of being a tick next to a box,

Sick of being stuck inside a paradox,

One minute I’m self obsessed,

The next I’m idolising others,

When one feels depressed,

Those around you ultimately suffer,

It’s true, self improvement is imperative,

But killing myself to do it isn’t the right way to live,

Self hatred and narcissism are one big contradiction,

I’m the ink river flowing between fact and fiction,

Gifted with words learning how to love,

My poems are a reflection of the stars above,

Still I must realise I cannot love anybody else,

If I do not always respect and love myself.


Written by: Perspicacious Outcast (John Paul Harrington)

Originally Written: Thursday 1st June 2017

Image found on google/tumblr





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