the light inside you

stop looking in the mirror
blurry eyed and blank faced
blank eyed and blurry faced
you don't see your beauty there

you don't see the sunshine reflecting off your hair
you don't see the stars mirrored in your eyes
you don't see the laughter in the moments when you forget to keep up your guard
you don't see the way you look through the eyes of the stranger across the room
if you could only see for a moment the way you look through the eyes of those who love you
if you could only see yourself through the eyes of the One created and loved and formed every part of you that you have learned to hate

you are blind to the glow behind your skin
the fire in your eyes
the light in your wildly gorgeous being

you don't see the way you look through the haze of a thousand memories
of the hair in your face
of the bleary eyes framed by your lashes
of the hands dirty from hard work
of the eyes creased from too much laughter

you are more beautiful than you ever could've imagined
in a thousand ways you've never begun to understand
promise me you won't ever forget that
the light inside you > the shadow inside your mirror

                                           

11 comments:

  1. Love love love

    Such a hard-hitting, heart-wrenching glorious truth. ♡♡

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    1. Gahhh thank you for your words, Liv. :')

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  2. i have no air. help. ♥

    roll credits: Olivia Knight as Supernova
    Everyone else as Speechless

    this is one of my favorites ever. <3 i'm printing this

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    1. GOODNESS I LOVE YOU
      thankuthankuthanku
      that means so much

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  3. Hold on my heart just busted

    JDNJIFOISHFIO WHAT EVEN?!!?!?!?!?!?!

    I think I'm going to print this too^^

    This is something I need to hear like every single day

    what did you do to my heart

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    1. tbh I could just copy everything you just said and paste it in response to your comment. THANK YOU <3

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  4. UH LIKE NO YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DROP BOMBSHELLS OF GOODNESS LIKE THIS OKAY

    ashgfadkgjslkfjiesjei that last line though!!!!! UGHHHH amazing

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  5. ASDFGHJKL
    WHATHAWAHWHAHT
    JUST
    HAPPENED

    <3333333333 whoa.
    this thing. this thing right here.
    this hit me in a way i probably cannot even describe. like...it's not just a beautiful piece of poetry although it is that too

    it's something so much deeper it is true it is truth it is the dna of everything in the universe wow wowowowowow
    wow
    my heart.
    hurrrrrts
    <333333333


    LOVE YOU SO MUCH BRO
    omg so blessed to know you fghjkl

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  6. THIS IS SO FREAKING GORGEOUS. oh my goodness Olivia.

    so so so so so so so so beautiful. wow. i just want to ink this on my skin and read it every day of my life.

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