General Poetry posted August 25, 2016

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When we look in the mirror we see what we want to see I su

Looking over

by oliver818

A long and lonely nose stands stoically
Above a thin lipped mouth
That opens and shuts to bare it's naked teeth.
Never fettered by metal
They seem to crawl around his mouth in zigzags, uneven and jutting.

Higher up sit twin eyes,
Forever opening and closing
Like spinning doors, taking all
And giving nothing.

The beard that had been allowed to take over his face was growing over his cheeks
Likes weeds in Spring.

But all he saw in the mirror was the eternal youth he imagined he still owned.
His foolish eyes skipped over
The intricate melange of imperfections,
And created an image of his face as he felt it should be,
Without age or flaw, and with dignity and perfection in every corner.

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.
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