I’m standing in front of the mirror
Staring at this face looking back at me
I don’t recognise this person who’s there
I’m not sure who it is she wants me to be.
Is it a mother, this beautiful face?
Doing the best she can for her children’s sake
Ignoring the judgement thrown her way
A loving environment for them she’ll make.
Is it a lover, this faithful face?
Standing by her man doing whatever it takes
To love and support him everyday
Ensuring their relationship never breaks.
Is it a daughter, this innocent face?
Living up to the morals that she was raised
Building a life full of love and eternal grace
Wanting her parents to be forever amazed.
I’m standing in front of this mirror
Staring at this incredible woman I see
This woman who is all these wonderful things
This woman who is everything a woman can be.
© 2018 Poem by Baffledmum (Suki Matharu)