“Mirror of Society” by Candace Pinto

Jackie Berger, Editor

Mirror of Society 


Walking outside the house every day is like walking 

outside on Halloween

Everyone is in costumes

If you’re not

You’re judged


Hidden behind a mask of someone who smiles

There is a real and hurt person there

But we choose to ignore them


Hours spent trying to fix ourselves

Only because, 

We all look through the same broken mirror 

The mirror of society 


Careful trying to fix yourself on that broken mirror 

You might cut yourself on the shattered pieces 


You can’t fix yourself

If you follow the rules that broke you 


Confidence takes years to create

Seconds to destroy 

And infinity to repair