Stranger in the Mirror

a poem by Avantika

A really good foundation,
Can cover up pimples,
It can make your face look smooth as silk,
Blush brings some color on your cheeks,
And some shadow can emphasize your eyes…
Add in some gloss on your lips
Lose a couple of pounds…
And voila, you won’t recognize yourself,
Isn’t that what you want?
To be someone else…
To be the girl on TV.
A few finishing touches here and there.
And you can hide yourself.
Shimmer and sparkle
Glitter and glamour
No one can see that you’re crying,
No one can see that you’re hurting,
No one can see you anymore…
And then one day,
You look into the mirror,
Your make up is off,
But the mask still remains…
You reach out,
But there’s no one there anymore…
No one knows who you are…
The mask remains…
And you can’t breath inside it…
Shimmer and sparkle
Glitter and glamour,
Fade out ultimately…
One day you wake up to find
There’s a stranger in your mirror…

Growing up and apart.

Our world’s growing around us,
We’re growing up.
I always thought,
That we’d grow up together.

My world is falling apart,
Order is giving way to chaos,
I always thought
That we’d remain constant

I feel,
Looking at you now
That I’m not enough anymore
To fill your world
Like I used to.

I feel
Being with you now,
That I’m not enough
To hold your heart
Like I used to.

You were the one thing,
I used to count on
To steady me
During turbulent times
But now it seems
Your arms are no longer there.

I fall,
But you don’t want to catch me
I cry
And you’ve grown weary of my tears
It just seems
Like you’ve reached saturation
And there’s nothing I could do
To inspire love
Like I used to

Now there’s no one left to talk to
No one left to turn to.
My whole world used to be you
And now,
I see,
My best friend
Moving away
No longer in need of me,
I see
My first love,
No longer in love with me

My world’s falling apart
Your world moves on ahead.
Oblivious, growing up.
As we grow apart.