Mirrors Cracked

Mirrors Cracked


Talk about damaged

I’ve known mirrors cracked

Less broken


Talk about needy

I have nothing more to give

So let’s talk about nothing


Talk about angry

I can listen without limit

But drugs are not the answer


Talk about forgiving

I think it’s far too late for that

So why not take up knitting


Talk about teasing

I call it lying

But you hide it well


Talk about damaged

I’ve known mirrors cracked

Less broken


Talk about whatever

Tis well known but rarely spoken

I’m getting out of here


Talk about what’s missing

Go get some sleep

I just gone fishing


  • Fay Slimm.

    Oooh break-ups are made of these reflections - well written and to the point - - of no return - - Great read Neville.

    • Neville

      bless you my luverly friend... sometimes I lose myself and then the pen takes over x

    • orchidee

      A fine write N. I'm not saying I'm ugly, but I've had a million years bad luck it seems. Well, I will keep looking in the mirror. Each time it cracks and it adds 7 years bad luck. Doh!
      I might be handsome?! heehee.

      • Neville

        thank you orchidee, another much appreciated visitation... oh' and dont be so hard on thy self, these things happen........... Neville

      • dusk arising

        Bits of this and that remain, glances at mirrors recall a lurking 'why?'. A piece of crockery, a salt cellar, happy days in St Ives... a hope worn out,... yesterdays tomorrows denied.
        For me they are all there in your writing today.

        • Neville

          all it takes is a couple of words to trigger such memories, both good and maybe not so good...thank you my friend for your much appreciated visit and reasoned response, which if I may add, is a little poem in its own write..... Neville

        • Poetic Dan

          Very well expressed! Thank you

          • Neville

            delighted... and thank you my friend... N

          • Candlewitch

            dear Neville,

            your poem speaks to my frame of mind today... (another encounter with my sister...she wants my husband to straighten out the mess she created! I told her to grow up and deal with it herself. she then tried to make me feel guilty, and hung up on me.) I won't take her calls anymore...I'm DONE!)

            I love this poem!

            *hugs, Cat

            • Neville

              sorry to hear that, family eh' who would have them... projection, displacement and denial are all mental defenses that for most of the time, we can do without... many thanks for commenting on these words, tis much appreciated & true.... Neville

            • Goldfinch60

              Good emotive write Neville.

              • Neville

                I am moved... thank you G60... and true.. N

              • Suresh

                They ask, but don't listen
                What good is talking, if no one is listening
                Silence is golden
                Keep your thoughts to yourself
                Say it like you have

                • Neville

                  Thanks Suresh and true, you are most kind and always appreciated...


                • Doggerel Dave

                  Got It...and no, I'm not gonna ask - I see too many bits of my own life and relationships in there to want to take on any of yours.
                  Thanks for that, Neville.

                  • Neville

                    ............................... Thanks for stopping by DD ............... always appreciated ................................. N

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