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who is this girl that i see
in the broken mirror
with the sad eyes and sad lips
but the saddest part is
she still has hope
however many times she’s been hurt
she still believes
little does she know
it is not the mirror that is broken
the broken one
is her
- j

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of a optimist.
My only criticism is that you use the word sad so often. I think that if you would use another word like [thin] or [frowning] to describe her lips, it may be a spark to give the line a bit more punch. ~ Geezer.

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A new twist to an old poem?
I don't know.
The first thing I though and this is only me because I have thought it so many times in recent years is can she even see herself? Does she have too much shit on her face? Piercings, Tats, Make up....does she really know herself or perhaps is just down on herself a bit of low esteem maybe all a passing phase I would hope.
The poem is well constructed in my opinion and that you mention sad many times makes it very clear that at least the being down for now is true.
Here is, I do believe, the original mirror poem:

Don't be sad but don't be in a hurry to 'grow up' neither :~)
Attitude makes or breaks our lives.
Joy and Peace for you,

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