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Mirror Mirror

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Grinch
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0 posted 01-29-2006 06:22 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Grinch

The mirror spins a lie,
a face I barely see
What time and age bequeaths,
the boy that once was me,
Where are all the smiles,
my angelsí wings?
Where are all the dreams?
Those ancient things.

Where did I go wrong?
I ask you now youíre here
Why do all my friends
fade away then disappear?
Please give me eyes to see,
a tongue to scream,
Give me back some hope,
a chance to dream.

I canít change your face,
that mirrored stare
But I could be the boy
who once lived there.
My life isnít done
perhaps itís time to be
A reflection of the boy
that once was me.

The mirror spins a lie,
a face I barely see,
I stare to find the boy
I thought I used to be,
Beneath the lines of age,
those weathered things
I think I glimpsed a ghost
of angelsí wings.

[This message has been edited by Grinch (01-29-2006 06:56 PM).]

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nakdthoughts
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1 posted 01-29-2006 06:50 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

~smiling~ into your mirror

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miscellanea
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2 posted 01-29-2006 06:56 PM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miscellanea

Grinch?

   You totally stole my attention with this!
I love the way you spun the mirror around to boyhood.  We can be anything we want, right?  (except maybe a bit younger!  Oh, I'm beginning to see a few of those gray hairs that I prefer to discard!)  Good write!

miscellanea
Martie
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3 posted 01-29-2006 07:12 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Grinch...I enjoyed seeing the boy within your poem and your mirror.  Well done!
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4 posted 01-29-2006 07:41 PM       View Profile for Musicmaker1969   Email Musicmaker1969   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Musicmaker1969's Home Page   View IP for Musicmaker1969

Wow.  A very moving poem.  I'm not sure if you are a young person who feels very old and is wondering where your youth has gone or if you are an older gentleman looking back for that young boy who once was.  Often we long to be that young person we once were.  Myself, I would not want to go back over my younger years, but I do hope you find the boy you used to be.

Sincerely,
Sheri Adams

Jesus lives in my heart!  He can in yours too!!!
Sheri Liegh Adams
sheriliegh@sympatico.ca

iliana
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5 posted 01-30-2006 12:41 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

The boy is writing some good poetry!  Look in the mirror!
The Lady
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6 posted 01-30-2006 12:49 AM       View Profile for The Lady   Email The Lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Lady



Excellent work!


TomMark
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7 posted 01-06-2008 06:45 PM       View Profile for TomMark   Email TomMark   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomMark

yep, very good one.
 
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