Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted March 23, 2013 Chapters: -Prologue- 1... 

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A chapter in the book More Opinions & Politics 2013~2017

About Mirrors

by BeasPeas

'More Opinions, Politics & Comments' ~ Prologue ~ #0-401-B-C

An interesting thing about mirrors,
regardless of what we wish to see there,
we're a sum of all that has molded us,
every sleepless night, burden and care.

Those etchings of age on our face comprise
a tally of life and love, showing proof,
by curling up or down at mouth and eyes,
the battles we have won or lost since youth.

Would we want to relive those epic years,
re-experiencing joy and worry?
Or let them be as they were, let them rest,
moving forward to new days of glory?

Values, politics, opinions don't change,
we're a sum of all that has molded us.
The interesting thing about mirrors?
They reflect who we are from birth to dust.

Marilyn D.F. Boire ~ March 23, 2013
Repost ~ January 27, 2017

Mirror Poem writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
We look in the mirror everyday. What do we see when we see ourselves? Write a poem about what you see when you look in the mirror. It can be as straightforward or abstract as you'd like. Creative responses and free-form poems are encouraged.


This is a poem originally posted on March 23, 2013, one of my first contest entries on FanStory. I have decided to edit it and repost it as the Prologue to 'More Opinions, Politics & Comments' - my opinions on just about everything. Thank you for reading my poetry.
Syllables: 10

Photo: Out of focus shot of whirling dancers at Morongo PowWow, 2012, Carbazon, California - Marilyn D.F. Boire
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