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"A lie told often enough becomes the truth." Lenin (1870-1924)
She stood before a mirror
And regarded her reflection.
She smiled at her image
For it was near perfection.
But behind her there he stood
To whisper a small lie:
“You are nothing, girl.
Of this, I won’t deny.”
But her spirit was too strong
And his words she’d not abide.

She stood before a mirror
And regarded her reflection.
The image was the same,
Yet not so near perfection;
Behind her he stood there
To repeat his little lie:
“You are ugly, girl.
Of this, I won’t deny.”
Her spirit now was weaker
And tears slipped from her eyes.

She stood before a mirror
And regarded her reflection,
With eyes that still shone true
But now she saw the imperfections;
Behind her still he stood
And again he told his lie—
“You are no one, girl.
Of this, I won’t deny.”
Her spirit was now broken
And she thought to take her life.

She stood before a mirror
And her reflection she detected:
A ghostly image pale and faint
Of the life that she rejected.
He stood in the glass,
Still behind her as before
To whisper words so cruel and true
As she floated out the door:
“Oh, lovely little girl you were,
Now you are no more.”


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This is dedicated to my two beautiful girls: never let anyone tell you that you are less than you are.
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