Sometimes it hurts when I do see
The reflection staring back at me.
Don't understand what others say,
As tears well up, I turn away.
They tell me I possess great strength,
Have a courage to override life's angst.
Bright light of a smile which mirrors the sun,
Perseverance to heal and overcome.
An empath worth her weight in gold
With poetic words still left untold.
Braveness marked by facing fear,
Yet to me it all still seems unclear.
So again I look, then start to cry
As I glimpse faint sparkles in both eyes.
It was then which I could finally feel
What others see might just be real.
Perception starts inside our mind
And those thoughts, you see, are colorblind.
Filling up our heads with false beliefs,
They darken souls like shades of grief.
But we'll blossom as His word uplifts,
Cause we're a palette painted of God's gifts.
For true beauty lies within one's heart
And yours, dear soul, is a work of art.
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