Striving for perfection…
…seeking your attention.
Torment from within…
…for no good reason.
Your approval I seek.

Despite my complexion…
…I see your dejection.
You say I am useless…
…I now believe it’s true.
A target of the meek.

The daily dissection…
…goes without exception.
You are so negative…
…your words are quite hurtful.
I scream a silent shriek.

I feel your deception…
…misguided direction.
You have beaten me down…
…I am a bloodied pulp.
Today’s mirror critique.