"Reflection on My Life"

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

A introspective poem about looking back at my life.

Like looking in a mirror
I see my reflection
But I don't see myself
I see my life reflecting
Reminding me the past
That I rather forget
but it forces me to remember

Have I made mistakes?
Do I have regrets?
Wish I said or did something different?
Don't we all

Every time I get hurt
Every time my heartbreaks
Every time I get used
Every time people lie to me
I become a recluse
Putting myself deeper into a hole
That I may never get out of

It makes me realize that people come and go
Friends don't always remain friends
You learn who's a friend
And who's a foe
We've all been there before once or twice

Despite how I feel about my life
I wouldn't change anything
Cause it made me who I am
Whether I like it or not
What does your reflection show?

Submitted: June 29, 2010

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Hey, I'm too scared too look that hard at myself. I know I've been quite the screw up, the fact that I've come out semi ok amazes. This poem creates thought, which is always good.

Mon, July 12th, 2010 6:15am


Its really scary for some people...it is for me, but I can't escape it. Glad you like the poem! :)

Mon, July 12th, 2010 7:22am


I think we all have times we wished were different. If we could only go back and do it again we'd do things differently we think. However, life only goes forward and does it at a faster rate then we're ready for sometimes. Looking ahead is the best way to deal with life. Really good poem Christian.

Sun, July 18th, 2010 6:48pm


Thank you...this poem is one of my most personal pieces that I've written. I'm glad you like it! :)

Sun, July 18th, 2010 11:52am


Wow... this is immense! :) i actually love it! i see what you mean in relation to my poem, they are both on the same kind of wavelength. The final stanza of this poem i actually love... so true :D keep up the amazing work!!

Sat, July 24th, 2010 5:07pm


Thank you...hope you'll check out the rest of my work. Much appriciated!

Sat, July 24th, 2010 10:29am

Davinder Ranu

This is the best poem ever! like I can relate to you I agree with you in whatever you said what does my relfection show OhHhHh you dont wannna know just make me a Forget everything Pill So i dont remember anything but then Its because of all those things happened I got into writing...Past is like a horrible horror movie the Now is better because in the Now we can make better choices...but still...oh y oh y we dont think before we do somthin!...Woe is me:P....

Sat, October 22nd, 2011 12:35pm


That really does mean alot coming from you! This among one of my first poems written for a different site I was on and my first since "Runaway", which was written 4 years before this one.

One of my most personal peoms and probably one of my best ones! Your words mean so much! Thank you!

Sat, October 22nd, 2011 10:35am


It makes me REALIZE. not realized.
WHO'S a friend. not whose.

This is a poem everyone can relate and none can contradict to the points that are said...
I like it.
Take care :-)

Sun, November 6th, 2011 7:18am


Thanks for the corrections...I will be sure to go back and fix them. Thanks for the comments! They mean alot!

Sun, November 6th, 2011 8:54am


There is a great open honesty about this that is refreshingly real. Gets a "LIKE" from me.

Tue, January 17th, 2012 5:05am


Awesome! Thank you! XD

Tue, January 17th, 2012 4:38am


Beautiful. This is really great. Yes, people come and go. We make mistakes and have regrets, after all, we're humans. But I really like it when you said you wouldn't change a thing about yourself. Excellent work :)

Sat, March 17th, 2012 9:43am


Thank you....i think thats what we need to understand is that we make mistakes and that we are not perfect individuals. Another thing I should mention, don't let the past define u...keep looking forward and not let the past get you.

Thanks! XD

Sat, March 17th, 2012 3:28am


Pain, that I've not been as close to some of my friends as I should have... I'm sorry if I've let you down... I realize that I took way too long to do as I promised you and I feel badly for it...

Mon, February 24th, 2014 6:04am


You didn't let me down...everyone is busy with their own lives. Just have to have patience.

Mon, February 24th, 2014 8:37am

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