Fake Reflection

Fake Reflection

As I stand in front of a mirror, I see what everyone sees.

An ordinary person just going through life.

That reflection of my body doesn’t show the damage inside.

I suffer from invisible illnesses that nobody sees.

The hurt, the devastated, emotional and scared mind, body and soul.

It’s easy to judge by looking but take the time to hear my battle story before you make a decision.

Take the time to talk as until you do, you will never see what I’ve been through and still going through.

You may never know if someone has an Invisible disability or illness.

Please don’t judge me from my reflection.


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31 Replies

  • Hi this soooo relates to myself also.

    Did you write this yourself as it is excellent :)

  • Glad you like it and can relate to it. I did write this.. I do a bit of blogging regarding health.

  • It is an excellent piece of writing, you are so talented :)

  • I'm dyslexic but I try to do what I can. I wouldn't say talented though :) thank you though

  • Oh my, how poignant! Very relevant to a lot of us, danny, thanks for sharing :)

  • Glad you like :)

  • Thanks for sharing. This is how I feel as a person with depression, social anxiety, and high functioning autism. I don't know if that's what this is alluding to, but I can relate.

  • I suffer from complex illnesses and a few invisible illnesses and what urged me to write it. I hope this reflects how we feel.

  • Hi Danny,

    What words! You have a talent for sure and I just wanted to say I relate...and am sending you a hug x

  • Thank you. I'm glad can relate to the words. Big hugs x

  • Sending you a big hug Danny. Such poignant words. What a talent you have. ((((Hug))))

  • Thank you. I wouldn't say talent :)

  • So many can relate to those words Danny thanks for sharing x😊

  • Wow! Big message. I can't relate to it all. I fight my background and baggage every single day but you can win at this. You will have more self confidence and feel better overall. Good luck on your journey!

  • Thank you. We as a community must fight and stand together to educate others. I find we are all inspirational because we all have our own battles to fight but as a community we become united in strength. Positive Vibes your way :)

  • Thank you and God bless. What we have been through, although devastating has really made us stronger more compassionate people.

  • Thank you. Some well never understand the devastation we have endured as it don't affect them. We are Strong, unique, compassionate and determined. Take care :)

  • This is great writing, Danny. I haven't seen poems like this one in a very long time-- on the internet or in a book.

  • Thank you, your words are very touching. It makes me so happy you appreciate it.

  • You're welcome, Danny. Keep it up!

  • Thank you 😊

  • Check your PMs (private messages). I sent a quick message. It's okay!

  • Thank you. I've replied back. :)

  • Wow Danny thats such clever writing

    I love poetry too

    well done xx

  • Thank you xx

  • Thank you Danny I fully relate to this and think what you have written is amazing and obviously I don't know what it is that effects you but I have 2 invisible illnesses but I know I am on the borderline of another 2. This is because I have uncontrolled epilepsy and have many seizures every month, I have memory problems and also where I can't have children but am trying to beat this and have ivf, this is why I am losing weight. Another problem I am trying to stop is letting myself getting depression because I am fighting this as hard as I can as epilepsy problems alone can cause this. But with all other problems I have it is getting harder and harder every day. I also have a friend with depression who always phones me with her problems but this don't help me at all. None of these things can be seen but they all affect me in different ways. Hope whatever your problems are that things go well for you and definitely don't get worse. Good luck with all your journeys.

  • Hi sorry for such a late response, it's been one of those days. Firstly thank you for your such kind words. I'm sorry to hear you have a lot going on and certainly understand your struggles you go through daily. I'm going to inbox you if that's ok. Thank you for your kind words

  • Very poignant danny1990 I hope you never feel judged on this forum.

  • Absolutely not :)

  • Brilliant.

  • I love this danny1990, it is so true, I can relate to some of it as many of us can on the forum.

    You are so right, there are still some people out there that need to be educated.

    Wishing you all the very best :)

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