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Looking Glass

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Corinne
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state of confusion


0 posted 05-03-2000 11:33 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

Looking Glass

Looking glass, closeted and cloaked,
An oval form framed in black oak,
semi-ignored for counted years,
sum adding up to all my fears.

A window to string dimensions,
created to disband conventions,
shakes dark images to my core,
leaves me pleading for no more.

All phobias we learned as kids,
reflected in uneven grids,
fun house mirror on the wall,
what frightens us most of all?

First appeared in my pink room,
from a tag sale, it was exhumed,
just a girl on the brink of eleven,
Catholic notions of hell and heaven.

One night a storm raged outside,
reflection sparked from inside,
whispers of many voices beckoned,
faces hovered for split seconds.

Silver tears bled stained streaks,
raining from a strangerís cheeks,
felt them watching from in there,
now hidden up the attic stairs.

A pane into pain, of an ugly past,
caught between layers glassed,
irrationally, Iíve kept this thing,
what curse would eluding it bring?

Distorted images of deception,
of extrasensory perception.
scenes of old abandonment play,
future is past and present at bay.

In looking back, prophetic mirror,
obscured choices made even clearer.
Why canít I simply toss it out?
Fear, this is my shadow of doubt.

Outer Limits meets Alice in Wonderland,
It isnít expected that you understand.

© 2000 CM Bailey



[This message has been edited by Corinne (edited 05-03-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Sudhir Iyer
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since 04-26-2000
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Mumbai, India : now in Belgium


1 posted 05-03-2000 12:08 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Wow Corinne,
You have transformed an inanimate looking glass into a beholder of history.

Nice work!

Hope to read more from you!

Regards, Sudhir.

†Take each day as it comes,
Consider each day as a flight,
Try hard to succeed and fly,
Surely then you will reach some height.

But if by some chance you donít,
Remember that tomorrow will always come.
Learn this well and learn this hard
That todayís efforts will pay for tomorrowís fun.

A Crazy Monster, a.k.a Ski



[This message has been edited by Sudhir Iyer (edited 05-03-2000).]
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


2 posted 05-03-2000 12:14 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Corinne - this is great!
Danny Holloway
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3 posted 05-03-2000 03:21 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Corinne, such a joy to read your poetry, for it IS poetry~~
This has such haunting imagery and obsessed expression.  
~~very nice writing i feel~~~
A.C.Turner
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4 posted 05-03-2000 04:10 PM       View Profile for A.C.Turner   Email A.C.Turner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A.C.Turner

This is an exceptionally well done piece. You've certainly gave life to the looking glass. This piece has me hesitant to look at mine now. Nevertheless I guess I must. Hope my mirror holds more than a piece of glass too. Peace. ACT.
Corinne
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5 posted 05-03-2000 05:20 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Sudhir - thank you, look forward to reading your work, too!

Thanks, Sunshine!

Danny, thank you very much!

ACT - thank you, now I shall seek out yours as well!

Corinne
Martie
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6 posted 05-03-2000 05:29 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Corinne, I really love this poem...so wooohoohoo, a scary thing for a little girl.  I can see why you keep it, what would happen if you tried to get rid of it, don't even want to go there.  
TerryW
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since 03-23-2000
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7 posted 05-03-2000 05:40 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Corinne,
     Absolutely lovely, dear.  The supernatural feel brings such a wonderful mood to this piece.   Wonderful!

 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
Phil Saltmarsh
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8 posted 05-03-2000 06:07 PM       View Profile for Phil Saltmarsh   Email Phil Saltmarsh   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Phil Saltmarsh

Hi There,

This is the first time I have replied to anyone in this great forum, infact this is the first poem I have read since becoming a member about 10 minutes ago!  

I would just like to say this poem is great, the style with which it has been written is great and I am looking forward to reading more!

Phil
Corinne
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9 posted 05-03-2000 07:14 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thanks, Martie!  Now I just lug it from house to house!

TerryW, so nice of you to say, thanks!

Phil, I'm honored to be your first official posted reply and look forward to reading your poems too!

Corinne

insect
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since 04-22-2000
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10 posted 05-04-2000 02:48 AM       View Profile for insect   Email insect   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for insect

sorry I keep forgetting to sign my brother off when he uses my computer... i am not an insect and this is not my alais.....



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ESP
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since 01-25-2000
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Floating gently on a cloud....


11 posted 05-04-2000 05:01 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

WOW!!! You have made the plain, old looking glass in to something mysterious and exciting! Great!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
Denise
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12 posted 05-04-2000 10:29 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wow! This has a 'spooky' feel to it! Definitely shades of the Outer Limits! Wonderful writing, Corinne! This would make a great plot for a movie!

Denise
poetFemmeFatale
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13 posted 05-04-2000 10:33 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

hehehehe  at the "willynilly's" someone spoke of up there!  hehe   Me too!  I like how you started this by saying it was in the closet, and covered up!     Smart thinking!
Corinne
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14 posted 05-04-2000 11:57 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

So who are you, insect?  LOL

Thank you ESP, Denise, and PoetFemmeFatale!

Corinne
Parker
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since 01-06-2000
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... the old black rum


15 posted 05-04-2000 12:02 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Corinne, I must agree that this had a haunting aura about it. I'm glad you don't expect me to understand it all, but for sure I don't want any old ornate mirrors to look at anymore. Are you afraid to look at the thing?
This style seemed a little different for you, I like it too..... and thanks for the willynilly's

Parker
Corinne
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16 posted 05-04-2000 02:53 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Ah, tis you, Park.  Thanks, yes, perhaps a bit of a departure from norm.

Cor
 
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