Reflections Of Time

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

A poem about the passage of time.

I looked in the mirror and was surprised to see

A complete stranger staring back at me

Whose are those eyes, vacant and blue

They can't be mine this can't be true

 

That greying hair it can't be mine

Reflecting the years, the passage of time

Where is the youth that I thought I would see

This man in the mirror is worrying me

 

Alas I must finally recognize

That that is my hair, they are my eyes

I'm watching the stranger I hoped to never see

For the stranger in the mirror really is me!

 


Submitted: October 07, 2012

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JoelatRpg

Nicely done. Thanks for sharing, Graham:)

Mon, October 8th, 2012 1:19am

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Alivta Wright

I really like this one.
It reminds me of another poem, though I can't think of the name at the moment.
I think everyone must come to grips with the passage of time and how they may have changed both physically and mentally.
Great poem!

Mon, October 8th, 2012 2:06pm

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Many thanks for your comment!

Mon, October 8th, 2012 9:07am

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tattooedmoon

Hi there Graham:) I like this poem of yours especially the second stanza and the lines, "reflecting the years the passage of time" and "where is the youth that I thought I would see". I love the rhythm of this poem ;though, it kinda reminds me of the song in Mulan (reflection). The theme of your poem is not unique but it's not about uniqueness right? It's about putting your idea into paper and hoping to reach someone else''s heart or mind in your own little way. Keep me posted if you post another one coz I'll be happy to read ,comment and share a little something I know about poetry writing.

Kisses,
T

Thu, October 11th, 2012 7:05am

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Thank you very much. I fin this poem to be a reflection of my reflection. :-)

Tue, November 6th, 2012 11:35am

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tattooedmoon

Hi there Graham:) I like this poem of yours especially the second stanza and the lines, "reflecting the years the passage of time" and "where is the youth that I thought I would see". I love the rhythm of this poem ;though, it kinda reminds me of the song in Mulan (reflection). The theme of your poem is not unique but it's not about uniqueness right? It's about putting your idea into paper and hoping to reach someone else''s heart or mind in your own little way. Keep me posted if you post another one coz I'll be happy to read ,comment and share a little something I know about poetry writing.

Kisses,
T

Thu, October 11th, 2012 7:05am

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Thank you for a very lucid response.

Thu, October 11th, 2012 2:24am

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ashi17

Wow, you gave simple words to common man's emotions , good work !!

Tue, October 23rd, 2012 7:26pm

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Many thanks :-)

Wed, October 24th, 2012 4:29am

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