Seeker

Mirror, Mirror

I gaze upon the mirror of my heart

and see a tumult in a vast morass

What manner of lie does it fain impart

I don't believe the image in the glass

Belief or not, the light of truth digs deep

in the most painful and rich veins of gold

Our secret of secrets lay in this keep

So study the reflection and behold

the self without the guile you may desire

Facades of drama that create a shroud

to hide the human joy we need so dire

Our suits of doom fit like an oath avowed

 

It's just there now, view solace long forgot

Redemption waits, but hasten, time will not

Comments7

  • Tony36

    Well written and expressed

    • Seeker

      As ever thank you Tony I appreciate your stopping by always. And thank you for the kind words. I rewrote the last five lines of the piece because I wasn't happy with the horse analogy.

      • Tony36

        Welcome

      • OUTBACK

        EXCELLENT* ONE ! YES !

      • OUTBACK

        REDEMPTION* ?

      • OUTBACK

        ALL WITHIN THE REALM OF TIME* ARE LAID TO WASTE* ! WE ARE BUT TEMPORARY * EXPLORATIONAL* EXPRESSION* OF ( LIFE )* HERE MOMENTARILY* THEN (GONE)* THEN ? THEN NOTHING* ! (LIFE)* GOES ON*TO EVER UNKNOWN* NEW* EXPLORATIONAL* EXPRESSIONS* : ( INFINITELY ) !

      • OUTBACK

        I'M " REFLECTING* !

        • Seeker

          Thank you Outback your words are very kind. Yes redemption, I have found redemption can come from the self but it is costly in terms of emotional debt and in turn mostly humility.

        • OUTBACK

          AH YES { DEBT }* ! THE NEVER ENDING { DEBT }* IMPOSED* UPON US ALL BY WAY OF THE ENTIRE $ FINANCIAL SYSTEM* OF CONTROLS ! THE CULT* of ( AUTHORITY ) !

        • Hood.

          Seeker,

          I've read this through many times now & each time I find a new meaning. I think you've written this with a clever approach. It feels layered in that it has a myriad of meanings.

          Clearly there is one main meaning for you & maybe a deeper underlying one too but for the reader you allow them to open up & reach inside this piece & create their own images from within the reflection.

          Hood.

          • Seeker

            Hood, thank you so much for the very kind and helpful words. It behooves a writer to leave his/her work open to as many interpretations as possible. But this isn't an easy thing to do and sometimes (a lot of times) I fail.



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