Kylee Bartz

Rookie - 12 Points (9-12-96 (September 12,1996) / Attica, New York)

The Mirror - Poem by Kylee Bartz

As I stare into the mirror,
My life flashes by.
As I stare into the mirror,
Tears begin to fill my eyes.

As I stare into the mirror,
I'm looking back at myself.
As I stare inth the mirror,
I think 'what the hell? '

I've never realized
That I've been
Hiding behind so many lies.
I've never realized
How many people I have hurt.
I've never realized
All the scars I've given.
All the pain I've inflicted...
Until I stared into the mirror.

I was walking,
Not talking,
But with my actions,
I was swearing at the world.

Then I walked past
A window.
And punched it in.
I was facing a cracked reflection.

I've never realized
That I've been
Hiding behind so many lies.
I've never realized
How many people I have hurt.
I've never realized
All the scars I've given.
All the pain I've inflicted...
Until I stared into the mirror

I was dating,
Then hating
Guy after guy.
And breaking their hearts.

Then I looked down,
Into the water.
And threw a rock in.
I was looking at a scattered reflection.

I've never realized
That I've been
Hiding behind so many lies.
I've never realized
How many people I have hurt.
I've never realized
All the scars I've given.
All the pain I've inflicted...
Until I stared into the mirror


Comments about The Mirror by Kylee Bartz

  • (5/24/2010 1:53:00 PM)


    Great poem. I love how self-reflecting it is. Great job :) (Report) Reply

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  • (5/12/2010 10:07:00 AM)


    idk what to say....the words just wont come out -speechless- in a good way! !

    seems like a song (:
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  • (5/12/2010 12:53:00 AM)


    Anyhow, it is good that you have looked into the mirror! Yes, every one should! (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2010 5:34:00 PM)


    A little disjointed, but still good. I get what you were trying to say here. (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2010 8:33:00 AM)


    You are a good writer kid, not bad at all, you dont follow sequence of rythme but it works what you do and its your own style (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2010 8:31:00 AM)


    Apoet Bangla: thank you soo much. i have no idea what utterance means, but i can guess at it using context. thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (5/11/2010 5:08:00 AM)


    I was dating,
    Then hating
    Guy after guy.
    And breaking their hearts

    very honest utterance, but you are now only 13. So its the real time to look forward what will be after 18. Shocking really. You need a magic mirror to look at your innerself. Where you actually want to reach, select a destination and run.
    Your construction is like real poem. Stick on it. Enjoyed your writing.
    Write more....Run long......

    Apoet Bangla
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  • (5/11/2010 3:59:00 AM)


    interesting - a profound piece.
    keep it up u will be a great poet - if your books sells - i will buy it :)
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  • (5/7/2010 10:00:00 AM)


    o wow that's great i love it so much i feel as if i can relate to it some how (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 7, 2010



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