Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Be Kind by Nada Adel Sobhi - Poem

Be kind to yourself

For you are all you have


Don't blame

The girl in the mirror

She's human

Entitled to making mistakes


Don't yell at her

Or make her cry

Don't call her names

Or shut her out


She wants to learn,

Wants to love


But treating her

– or mistreating her –

Will only push her away,

Drive her into the darkness,

Where she'll forever be

A shadow,








Look in the mirror

Look at her

All she needs is a friend

Not another scrutinizer,

Not another bully,

Not another enemy


She wants to live

And love

Just like you.


She is You.



You want to break her


The result:

A broken soul

A broken mirror

A broken woman

A broken human.


Look into the mirror

And be kind

To the person staring back at you.


I don't know what this image is called but I'm 
told it's by an artist called Mihail Korubin.


Written Tuesday, 10 November 2020 at 01:12 am



  1. All she needs is a friend

    Not another scrutinizer,

  2. Wow love it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  3. Very touching and soul healing๐Ÿ˜Œ
    Your poem came to me as a sign from the universe. It's what I needed to hear the most at the moment.
    Loved it ๐Ÿ’•

  4. I like this impressive piece, Nada . ๐ŸฅฐSimple and expressive, as per ususal. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I could relate to the poem, while reading it, even before last couple of verses, where you further extended the story to the wider human kind.
    What I mostly like about the poem is its tackling one of the tragedies of contemporary human reality: The “flagellation” of oneself for the least of mistakes, despite the fact that to err is human. In a way, one is automatically led to do that. One is harsh on themselves, when the surrounding reality is already harsh on them. Not quite fair. Once again, very impressive. Keep it up ✌️

  5. This is beautiful. It spoke to me!