Mirror, Mirror

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Mirror, mirror on the wall. Sometimes, when you look at your reflection, you see only shards of glass.

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Scattered pieces on the floor
Sharpened edges, as they fall
catch the light and make it soar
up across the vaulted ceiling
heavy as the dark it’s stealing
and silent as the night, revealing
my heart shattered, evermore.

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Have you seen the man who toyed
with my heart, and left me fall?
Like glass, I’m scattered and devoid
of light: there’s none for me to cast
the ceiling here is far too vast
The moment passes far too fast
and leaves my heart destroyed

Mirror, mirror on the wall
If ever he comes back to me
I will not come back into thrall
to him, of whom I’m finally free
I have no spirit left to fight
for love, which turns to bitter spite
like broken mirrors scatter light
and rivers wind to sea.

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Scattered pieces on the floor
Sharpened edges, as they fall
catch my reflection nevermore
The memories I’ve tried retrieving
are too far lost, far too deceiving
Mirror, mirror, I am leaving
your broken pieces, forevermore.


Submitted: January 15, 2007

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Saturday Night

Excellent poem. Love the torrid emotion.

SN

Mon, January 15th, 2007 8:11pm

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Thanks!

Mon, January 15th, 2007 4:03pm

theonlynz

I just about love it. The work is amazing and well written. The images presented capture much more than the actual images. Excellent, Excellent.

Tue, January 16th, 2007 4:15am

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Thank you very much!

Mon, January 15th, 2007 9:11pm

dazed and confused

i relly love your poem it relly flows and is relly catchy i hope you keep righting because you have an amazing talent.

Tue, January 16th, 2007 10:06am

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Thank you! And I like your pen name. :-)

Tue, January 16th, 2007 9:11am

EdwardJBradleySr

Bitter Irony:

Incredibly well written. Nice use of rhyming.

Shows real talent.

Is this the origin of "Bitter"?

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Wed, January 17th, 2007 4:08am

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Thanks for the comment!

No, the "Bitter" has no source, it pretty much just comes with the territory: I'm not sure there's any other kind of irony. People always seem a bit uncomfortable with it. I wish I could remember the name of the man who said, "When God does it, we call it a miracle: but if it's work of the Devil, we call it irony."

Tue, January 16th, 2007 8:24pm

amber

i think this really is a great poem. it is well-written and it has much emotion in it. i think its really good and you do have great talent in writing. keep up the good poetry!

Thu, January 18th, 2007 2:48am

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Thank you, I will! :-)

Wed, January 17th, 2007 7:03pm

Samii

i really love this poem, i love the emotion and atmosphere it creates when i read it, the words roll so smoothly. great work.

Mon, January 22nd, 2007 2:35am

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Thanks for the comment!

Sun, January 21st, 2007 6:48pm

Marie Detruis

I liked how this poem flowed and your use of the chiasmus in the last stanza was cool. You had excellent imagery and powerful emotion going...I loved the poem and I hope that you keep writing more! ♥ =)

Mon, January 22nd, 2007 5:22pm

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Thank you!

Mon, January 22nd, 2007 4:19pm

Orual

I love the rhyme scheme in this poem. It flows very, very well. I liked the progression, too. There were a line that left me a bit confused: "with my heart, and left me fall?" Should "left" be "let"? Grammatically, that makes more sense. Lovely poem, whatever it should be. Great work.

Wed, February 14th, 2007 3:29am

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Thank you. The "left" is correct--in fact, you use the word in a similar way in your review where you say "left me confused". I understand what you mean, though, and I agree, "let" seems clearer grammatically.

Thanks for commenting!

Tue, February 13th, 2007 8:17pm

Mousey

Great work. I enjoyed the imagery, it's rather pleasant.

Sun, August 5th, 2007 11:49pm

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Thanks!

Sun, August 5th, 2007 7:42pm

DinchiXShienta

Another brilliant poem! I LOVE your poems, the rhyming scheme is always exact and it makes people feel what it is you are feeling.

Fri, October 5th, 2007 4:41pm

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Thank you!

Fri, October 5th, 2007 5:03pm

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