Mirror, Mirror on the Wall!



“Girl, girl, girl…”

The voices echo!

Her lips are dry,

Her heart aches once again,

And the traumas of life resurface!


So what, if she gave her

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Every drop of sweat,

Every pound of flesh,

Every unannounced tear

To those whom she called her own,

The words still keep reverberating,

“You are a girl!”


She has witnessed so many ordeals-

Ragged for not being a good cook,

Mocked at for not getting dowry,

Being inappropriately touched,

And yet, remaining silent was the only choice she had!

For, she was a girl!


However, unlike the previous times,

She composes back herself very fast,

Peeps at herself in the mirror,

And asks, “Don’t you think that I am beautiful?

I still know how to stand tall

Despite the challenges?”


The mirror, her only friend smiles back,

And replies, “Yes, you are!

I am not a mirror with magical charms

Though standing majestically on the wall-

But I am a mirror with a heart,

And every inch of me says

That you are beautiful

For no one has a heart like you!”


She smiles,

And sets off to conquer

Newer hemispheres!

She knows that she can

For she’s a girl

And accepting challenges was the only option

That she’s always known!









About the Author


Neelam Saxena Chandra is an Engineering graduate from VNIT and has done her Post Graduation Diploma in IM&HRD and also in Finance. She has completed a summer course in Finance from London School of read more...

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