A to Z Challenge Poetry

#Sonnet: Mirror Image #atozchallenge

The mirror on my wall it speaks smugly
Each morning as I prepare for the day
‘You look run down and frankly quite ugly
How much is it you currently weigh?’

Staring at the round face with all its faults
Dark circles, puffy eyes, unwanted spots
The mirror continues with its assaults
Noticing wrinkles that tie me in knots

The rest of my body stands not a chance
As the mirror critiques my breasts and hips
My thunder thighs will wobble if I dance
My stomach could do with some diet tips

I hate my mirror and all that I see
But it’s an image, not really me

(c) Sanch Vee @ Sanch Writes (22 April 2017)


A Sonnet is a poem consisting of 14 lines (iambic pentameter) with a particular rhyming scheme.
Examples of a rhyming scheme: abab cdcd efef gg OR abba cddc effe gg OR abba abba cdcd cd
A Shakespearean (English) sonnet has three quatrains and a couplet, and rhymes abab cdcd efef gg. Usually, English and Italian Sonnets have 10 syllables per line.

This has been written for the 2017 A to Z Challenge

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  • psharmarao
    22 April 2017 at 1:03 pm

    I liked the positive note in the end… self-image like this one keeps the beauty and fashion industry going. You must read Naomi Woolf’s The Beauty Myth


  • Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au
    22 April 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Great sonnet – and what you say about mirrors is sadly true – they seem to reflect all that we dislike about ourselves and we need to look past that to see the person and the smile and the character and the beauty that goes with it.
    Leanne | cresting the hill

  • Sreesha
    22 April 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Mirrors lie… We know this, and still keep believing them. Loved the last lines – so powerful!

  • Debbie D.
    22 April 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Your sonnet says it well! Mirrors tend to magnify all of our worst qualities.

    22 April 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Wow- loved the sonnet and very rightly said, it not you but just an image!!!

    A gorgeous Summer Palace in Bangalore

  • Bellybytes
    22 April 2017 at 8:50 pm

    This kind of poetry I know well from school. And yes it is an image…..

  • Kaddu
    22 April 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Here’s the thing about mirrors…
    The one in the reflection, the one being seen, is just a body. But the one SEEING that body, in that reflection, is the REAL us.
    Makes sense?
    Happy AtoZing!
    Chicky @ http://www.mysteriouskaddu.com

  • Roshan Radhakrishnan
    23 April 2017 at 1:32 am

    One of the few forms I knew before hand 😀

  • Soumya
    23 April 2017 at 1:43 am

    This form I knew, but you brought it to life beautifully 🙂

  • LadyInRead
    23 April 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Loved every line/ my mirror is definitely in cahoots with yours?

  • Neha
    23 April 2017 at 8:40 pm

    So very true, its an image and not me, yet collectively we usually focus more on the looks and fuel vanity.
    Stressed Future

  • Rajlakshmi
    23 April 2017 at 9:36 pm

    It is just an image and it doesn;t even complete what you really are. I loved how beautifully expressed the insecurities most women and young girls feel when they look in the mirror.