Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted February 2, 2018


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I've taken a new look at me.

How I Now See Myself

by Ogden


You are the mirror to what is me,
to what few others ever see
I view in you the greatest writer
my mirror ever has reflected.
(That's indisputably true,
because the metaphor is almost new.)
When others peer into you
they see not what I used to be.
Let's keep my youth a secret
between just you and me.

(You are a witness to my error,
who couldn't squeal if you wanted to.
And if you did, I can't imagine why  
you'd care to reveal that in the last stanza 
I used 'me' instead of 'I.')

You are a sight for my sore eyes,
an Adonis in disguise.
It sounds conceited, but I have to say,
I view you now in a strange old way:
The youth I envision I was before old Father Time
first knocked at my door.

We'll use that illusion and keep it in place
for when I brush or shave or wash my face.
It's good for my spirits to see myself young,
on those mornings before coffee, when I feel like dung.



Oh, you are... are you? writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a humorous free verse or free style poem about YOU, as though you are talking to yourself! Recommended (but not required) that you start every stanza (except your last stanza) with "You are..." . You may start your last stanza with whatever you choose. Your poem can be of any length and genre.
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