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L Tiuch
since 2000-02-04
Posts 151

0 posted 2000-07-18 03:12 PM

When I look in the mirror
I see a stranger-
The reflection smiles back at me,
With an air of confidence,
A touch of arrogance.
Someone unruffled by daily cares
and stress.
Is this the me that others see?
Does the woman in the mirror
Feel pain and loss and sadness,
As I do?
Does she cry, as well as Laugh?
Does she feel the pain of others?
Do people see the real me?
Do I let them?

[This message has been edited by L Tiuch (edited 07-18-2000).]

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Member Patricius
since 2000-05-14
Posts 11858
New Brunswick Canada
1 posted 2000-07-18 03:49 PM

That last line is the real question...."do I let them"....often wondered the same things myself looking in the mirror. Great idea and an equally great poem....thanks for sharing.
Got my vote for sure!

Member Elite
since 2000-02-04
Posts 2919
New York, USA
2 posted 2000-07-18 09:12 PM

LT - Wonderful poem, isn't it funny how we see that reflection in the mirror, and often wonder who it is we are looking at and what or who others see.  "Do I let them?"  I hope so.  Bonnie
since 2000-05-11
Posts 291
grand rapid,MI, usa
3 posted 2000-07-18 09:36 PM

hmmm very interesting idea here.  how often do we actually let someone see the real version of ourselves?  good job presenting a very interesting idea.

P. J. Kotrch
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Member Empyrean
since 1999-11-06
Posts 42384
Florida's Foreverly Shores
4 posted 2000-07-18 11:34 PM

I'm drawn to 'reflections' ...
with a tendency to try to be
as honest with the reflection
as I am with myself.

My great grandmother taught me the daily
ritual of 'reflecting' at a very early age.
I've never forgotten it ... and I still look
deeply into the reflections of who I am.

Glad to have you share this piece.
Thank you.

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

Not A Poet
Member Elite
since 1999-11-03
Posts 3885
Oklahoma, USA
5 posted 2000-07-19 10:02 AM

You raise some interesting, introspective questions. Very well done. Wish I knew the answers.


L Tiuch
since 2000-02-04
Posts 151
6 posted 2000-07-19 11:13 AM

Thank you all very much for your kind words. I appreciate the encouragement.  Linda
Heather Miller
since 2000-07-19
Posts 409
Bryan, Ohio USA
7 posted 2000-07-19 12:12 PM

You have really blessed me with this poem. I was actually looking in the mirror last night and wondering the same things that you mentioned in your poem. Thank you for sharing it!!!!  )
Keep up the great work.
Heather Anne Miller/Gambler

With God all things are possible.

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