the looking glass

August 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm 4 comments

truth or distortion?

what is it you see?

is it a contrived perception


the person you believe yourself to be?

a mirror can be a friend –

revealing beauty

inside or out.

it can also be a fraud –

killing life’s dreams


fueling one’s doubts.

there is always too much –

never any less.

nothing ever seems right,

though we desperately try our best.

the eyes only see

what they alone can see


the mind stands behind

to confirm what it all means.

some people find contentment –

they are happy just to be


there are those

who struggle daily



what they see.

Entry filed under: abuse, beauty, bullying, darkness, depression, eating disorders, Exercise, feelings, growing up, life, mental heath, OCD, Parenting, Personal, physical, poetry, prose, Relationships, thoughts, women. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

for Belinda the patch

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. theadventuresofrosebud  |  August 29, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    This is exactly how I felt yesterday and I was trying to put words on my feelings. Thank you for doing so!

  • 2. typewriterpoet  |  August 29, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    this is wonderFUL! i think mirrors are the ultimate truths we see ourselves and deep down we know what we are looking at!

    • 3. words4jp  |  August 30, 2013 at 2:44 am

      I know that what I see is not real – but I cannot not see the distortion.

  • 4. thehappyhugger  |  August 30, 2013 at 6:43 am

    This is just so true, how I often feel. Well written.


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