my perception

October 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm 9 comments

Perception is seen through the eyes of the one who perceives…me


when i look down at my shadow,

i see fuzzy and gray –

the same color i see

in the mirror each day.


there is no clarity,

no form,

no beauty do i see,

just a mass of nothingness –

of what i am and who i be.


there have been moments –

split seconds –

a gleaming speck

then nothing,

just nothing


the remains of a wreck.


yes, the mirror cannot be trusted

and one’s perception look askew,


what i see is what i have always seen –

what i have always perceived

to be true.





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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dom DiFrancesco  |  October 2, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Remember that you are so much more than what you see in the mirror, you’ve proved that to me here on WP. 🙂

    • 2. words4jp  |  October 3, 2013 at 2:54 am

      I know this on a certain level, but where I have been all of my life is on this one level and it has never changed. Never ever. This was the most personal piece I have ever written.

      • 3. Dom DiFrancesco  |  October 3, 2013 at 3:17 am

        I could tell it was very personal, I could feel it in your words and that is what made it so special.

  • 4. findingmyinnercourage  |  October 3, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Thank you for sharing such a very personal story. Mirror mirror on the wall you are the most beautiful of them all! : )

    • 5. words4jp  |  October 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      You are so very sweet. xx

  • 6. Green Embers  |  October 3, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I can relate to this. You are much more than a shadow. You really are. Hope your day is going well!

    • 7. words4jp  |  October 3, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      You are very sweet;) i hope your day is going well, too. xx

  • 8. Battered Wife Seeking Better Life  |  October 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Your words are powerful. Keep up the writing, it’s healing. Eventually you will see yourself clearly, in beautiful vivid colors.

    • 9. words4jp  |  October 5, 2013 at 3:08 am

      You are very sweet. I keep thinking it will, but it has been 48 yrs. I am thinking it will never happen…


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