Mirror, Mirror On the Wall

by Bernice Umukiza

 

Mirror mirror on the wall

Tell me I am beautiful

Tell me that this face I have

Should not change but stay as is.

 

Mirror mirror on the wall

Who’s the fairest of them all?

Line from snow white that I know

But really who’s the fairest here?

 

Mirror mirror on the wall

When I cry you do the same

When I laugh you do the same

Tell me I can make it through.

 

Mirror mirror framed with wood

Tell me I am worth this life

All the joy and pain in it

Meant for me and no one else.

Tell me I can make it through.

 

Mirror mirror on the wall

When I cry you do the same

When I laugh you do the same

Comfort me, don’t let me down.

 

Mirror mirror on the wall

You who feels the way I feel

You who reads me all the way

Read me happy endings please.

 

Mirror mirror on the wall

Remind me that I’ll be okay

Even when good seems to stray

Help me stay assured of that.

 

Mirror mirror shine on me

And tell me there’s some good in me

Just when bad is all I am

Tell me bad can turn to good.

 

Mirror mirror on the wall

Tell me, is it much to ask

Just a day without a tear

That all is well and love is near

 

And when my life comes to an end

My life as well will be a mend…

Jeffersonville High School, 2016