The Mirror I

Who is the woman that I see
looking back at me
staring from the mirror
just as plain as it could be….

Is she sexy, is she cute
or somewhere in between?
What do I do, what does she want
looking back at me?

Wear some makeup, smile just right
say all the nicer things,
Or just stay quiet, squash the urge
to say the stuff she thinks….

Who is she, who am I,
who really wants to know
Do I care, do I dare
to let the real me show?

I turn left, She turns right
the image goes away….
the girl is here, the woman is there,
what thoughts to think today…..

Remember then remember now
and simply turn away….
and nod your head at what was then
and smile – anyway.

The Mirror I

Chelei

Toccoa, United States

Artist's Description

All the shoulda woulda coulda’s roll through my mind sometimes – what if’s on end. I often wonder if I am who I am because of what I have to be, or instead what everyone else expects…..

My first attempt at poetry

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